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2015-05-27 23:02:12

A new pilot study conducted by a physician member of the ISHRS has found hair follicle grafting can help treat patients with non-healing chronic leg ulcers.

2015-05-26 23:03:08

Lower Gwynedd-based practice, which makes house calls, has joined Abington Health Physicians. Abington, PA (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 Abington is pleased to

2015-05-26 08:40:03

DUBLIN, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nghdvl/north_american) has announced the addition of the "North American

2015-05-26 08:31:49

Recent studies show medical misdiagnosis rates are higher than thought, and affect millions of patients each year in the outpatient setting. NEW YORK, May.

2015-05-22 23:01:38

Dynamic New Exhibit, Traveling Science Show to Offer Unique Lessons in Human Anatomy, Healthy Living and the Wonders of Modern Medicine PITTSBURGH, Pa (PRWEB)

2015-05-21 23:06:03

New interface and apps power SottoPelle®’s new website to help patients and provider’s access important information for patient assistance and satisfaction. Scottsdale,

2015-05-21 12:31:10

Following Approval of the First Biosimilar in the U.S., Physician Groups Urge FDA to Give Full Consideration to Inclusion of Critical Information Needed by Physicians WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015

2015-05-20 23:04:32

The new UWS center is now the largest provider of services to the non-profit. Portland, Ore.

2015-05-20 08:35:26

SERMO Helps Save Patient's Life through Medical Crowdsourcing NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Just three weeks ago a doctor on SERMO, the top growing global social network of

2015-05-19 16:30:05

Fry's Decision Follows Career of Exemplary Achievement SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After a 30-plus-year career with Northern California's not-for-profit


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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
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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