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Study Shows Medical Errors Are Commonplace In Surgery
2012-12-21 09:29:51

Surgeons, who usually subscribe to the philosophy of “never events,”—certain medical mistakes that should never occur—often make mistakes in the operating room that may or may not be dangerous to their patients.

Painkillers May Lead To More Headaches, Trapping People In A “Vicious Cycle”
2012-09-19 09:56:52

Painful headaches that affect nearly a million people in the UK, and many more millions worldwide, may be partly caused by overuse of common painkillers such as aspirin, paracetamol and triptans...

2012-07-17 15:07:19

Consumers who self-diagnose are more likely to believe they have a serious illness because they focus on their symptoms rather than the likelihood of a particular disease.


Latest Medical diagnosis Reference Libraries

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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