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2015-03-05 23:08:06

Physicians and recruiters have a new way to meet face-to-face in 12 cities nationwide at PracticeLink Career Advancement Workshop and Job Fair Series Hinton,

2015-03-05 12:29:42

VA Secretary McDonald Addressed American Osteopathic Association Representatives,Outlined Plans for 1,500 New VA Residency Slots at DO Day March 5 WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-03-05 08:32:23

Invites Physicians to Compete in the Joy of Medicine Challenge BOSTON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia today revealed the striking findings of its Physician Misery Index, and in response

2015-03-03 23:11:18

Meditech to Carry Full Line of Point-of-Use Injection Kits Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 Howie Bartz, President and Founder of Meditech, announced

2015-03-03 23:10:03

Aureus Medical will be an exhibitor at the CareerMD Career Fair to be held in St.

2015-03-03 12:30:58

Negatives Outweigh the Positives in New Physician Survey ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A year after major implementation took place, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

2015-03-03 12:29:41

Washington State Medical Association urges physicians and patients to contact their legislators in Olympia this month OLYMPIA, Wash., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington

2015-03-02 23:09:01

Learn ‘When to Do What in Your Job Search’—from writing your CV to negotiating your contract—at this free event for physicians. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March


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Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

2012-11-26 22:58:54

Percussion is a technique used during a clinical examination to elicit sounds while tapping on the body surface. These sounds can give clues to physicians as to the state of the underlying structures. Percussion can be utilized during well checks or during development of the physician’s differential diagnosis. Percussion was introduced to distinguish between empty and filled barrels of liquor until Dr. Leopold Auenbrugger introduced the technique to medicine. How the Method is Performed...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.