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2015-03-17 16:26:26

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Health Holdings Inc.

2015-03-17 08:32:16

White paper presents hospitalist best practices for improving key metrics by which hospitals are evaluated CHICAGO, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The challenges, risks and rewards

2015-03-17 08:26:21

Conference Brings Media Company's Popular Publication to Life with Agenda Crafted from Responses by More Than 1,500 Emergency Medicine Physicians ATLANTA, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-03-16 12:27:57

Study from NYU Langone Medical Center Shows that Nutrition is Rated as Important as Statins for Preventing Heart Disease NEW YORK, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most physicians

2015-03-16 08:31:44

Automatic NCQA credit for using Phytel solutions relieves significant burden from physician practices seeking Patient-Centered Medical Home status DALLAS, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-03-14 23:01:42

PT Management Support Systems (PTM), the nationwide leader in providing physician groups with the tools to establish and manage their ancillary physical and occupational therapy programs, is conducting

2015-03-12 23:05:12

Symphony Performance Health's Population Health expert to lead ACOFP discussion Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) March 12, 2015 Population health expert, David

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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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