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2012-05-08 09:50:39

Advanced high-speed gene-sequencing has been used in the clinical setting to find diagnoses for seven children out of a dozen who were experiencing developmental delays and congenital abnormalities for mysterious reasons. "I thought if we could obtain even a couple of relatively secure diagnoses out of the 12 patients, that would prove the value of deploying sequencing approaches systematically in patients with unknown but apparently genetic conditions," said David Goldstein, Ph.D.,...

Understanding 'Brain Freeze' May Lead To Migraine Treatments
2012-04-24 04:26:11

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Scientists are studying how the brain's blood flow causes a "brain freeze," which could eventually lead to a better understanding of other types of headaches. A brain freeze is a near-instantaneous headache that occurs when someone is taking a bite of ice cream, or slurping down an Icee. Scientists still do not have a handle on exactly why this phenomenon occurs, but they have determined that those who suffer migraines are more prone to experiencing a...

2012-04-20 05:24:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire)–A Northwestern Medicine scientist has developed the first blood test to diagnose major depression in teens. A breakthrough approach that allows an objective diagnosis by measuring a specific set of genetic markers found in a patient's blood. Untreated teens with major depression experience increases in substance abuse, social maladjustment, physical illness and suicide. Their normal development is derailed, and the disease persists into adulthood. "Right now...

2012-04-01 23:03:17

"Symptoms and Diagnosis" project releases a video on pneumonia symptoms in adults in which Nabin Sapkota, MD, a board certified internist in Nebraska, talks directly to his patients. He uses a whiteboard to explain complex medical concepts in a very simple way that can be understood easily by people without any medical background. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 Nabin Sapkota, MD, author of "Symptoms and Diagnosis" project makes it very clear in his instructional video that he is not...

2012-04-01 23:02:39

Nabin Sapkota, MD, author of "Symptoms and Diagnosis" book project, establishes a working relationship with the leaders of patient empowerment movement and writes his first guest article about how empowered patients can understand and participate in their own health care. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 Nabin Sapkota, MD, author of "Symptoms and Diagnosis" book project, establishes a working relationship with the leaders of patient empowerment movement and writes his first guest article...

2012-03-20 23:01:26

A board certified internal medicine physician in Nebraska releases videos in which he talks directly to his patients about common medical problems. He uses a whiteboard to explain complex medical concepts in a simple language to make it useful to people without any medical background. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Nabin Sapkota, MD has been working on the book project “Symptoms and Diagnosis” for the last three months. His website has been attracting readers looking for...


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Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Auscultation
2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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