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LIVER CARE FOUNDATION , NEW DELHI by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm About the Liver The Liver is an organ on the right side of the body weighing about 1.5Kg. It is distinctly the largest and a key organ of a human body, characterized by its muddy red colour. It is strategically the first port of entry from the process of digestion before nutrients leave for the rest of the body. It is the only organ in the hum ... Read on »
Cancer in Men by Anthony R. Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Jun 2009 10:43pm It’s Father’s Day on June 21, and it’s the best time to talk about Cancer in Men. In the Philippines (as well as in many parts of the globe), many men die each year from cancer. Cancer of the LUNG, LIVER, PROSTATE GLAND, COLON or RECTUM, and STOMACH are the most common cancers that attack men. Early detection or finding out the soonest t ... Read on »
Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »
Obesity Makes Way for a New Product Made in Canada, BEAR-iatrics to Restrain and Move Overweight Patients Inside Ambulances̵ by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 26 Sep 2011 12:49am We have all heard or read the stories about those who are obese having to wait for special equipment at times to move them either during an ambulance ride or elsewhere and now this blanket type of product makes any cot one that can handle an overweight patient.  It is called the Bariatric Equalizing Abdominal Restraint and wraps around the pat ... Read on »
I could never understand this. I ... by Odysseys of George Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:03pm I could never understand this. It has been happening since the days of internship. It happened again today as a surgeon and again I had to insist and scream my way through! In my years of service, one of the things I hate is when you refer dire emergency cases to another department. However, I also notice my own colleagues doing the same. No ... Read on »
Cancer survival in pets: Good news just keeps on coming by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Thu 08 Jan 2009 4:20pm You think cancer’s so bad? OK, so maybe it is given the alternative of perfect health. But consider that cancer is eminently treatable. In fact, for cancer cases there’s a great deal veterinarians can do to prolong a perfectly comfortable life, sometimes well beyond all predictions so that pets can achieve normal lifespans. The words cancer, n ... Read on »
Building a better mousetrap: On the ethics of using rat poison (rodenticides) by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Fri 26 Feb 2010 10:00pm How many pets succumb to rat poison toxicity every year? I’m sure the ASPCA Poison Control knows but I don’t have the figures on hand this morning. I have, however, seen at least two pets die following confirmed ingestion of rat poison. In one case, a dog’s sudden internal bleeding led to a frantic search of a vacation home where a basement ... Read on »
Friday by Teresa K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Feb 2009 12:59am I'm really missing working. I was all set to start a new job last week but opted out since I don't really know how it's going to go with Richard. He started the high dose Solu- Medrol on Monday. I think he seems more tired and almost lethargic; sleeps all the time. His thinking is a little fuzzy as well. He doesn't want to drive anymore, so I ... Read on »
An endoscopy is a procedure whic ... by Odysseys of George Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:03pm An endoscopy is a procedure which is performed by a specialist (Surgeon or Gastroenterologist) to visualize the internal aspect of a luminal organ with the aid of a scope. A scope can be rigid or flexible and is a tube-like instrument inserted through an orificce in the body. A basic flexible endoscope will have a light source, a eye-piece whi ... Read on »
Helicobacter Pylori infection by Ahmad.H Posted Sat 13 Nov 2010 12:00am H. pylori infection is present in many individuals but it doesn't cause any signs or symptoms. H. pylori is a bacterium that infects the stomach or the duodenum. In some people, it can cause serious complications as gastric ulcer or cancer. Infection is usually acquired during childhood. The exact route is unknown but it can be transmitted ... Read on »