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Paucis Verbis: Strength of diagnostic tests for cholecystitis by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 12:00am You have a 40 year-old man who presents to the ED for persistent right upper quadrant abdominal pain for 12 hours after eating a fatty meal. He has no fevers, nausea, flank pain, or dysuria. His physical exam shows no fever and only moderate tenderness in the RUQ without guarding. He has a Murphy's sign which is improved after a total of 8 ... Read on »
Surgery During Pregnancy: Operating on the Pregnant Patient by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 12:26am It is common for women to experience abdominal pain during their pregnancies. In some pregnant women, this abdominal pain may progress to a severe intensity, possibly requiring surgical intervention. Abdominal pain in the pregnant patient can be separated into obstetrical and non-obstetrical causes. Approximately 1 in 500 to 1 in 635 women will ... Read on »
Gall Bladder Stones Treatment by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm The gall-bladder is a pear-shaped organ, 10 cm. long and three to five cm. wide, attached to the under-surface .of the liver on the right side. The main function of the gall-bladder is to store the bile secreted by the liver. Bile is an excretion composed mainly of bile salts and acids, colour pigments and cholesterol. Bile assists in the ... Read on »
Gall-Bladder Disorders by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm The gall-bladder is a pear-shaped organ, 10 cm. long and three to five cm. wide, attached to the under-surrace of the liver on the right side. The main function of the gallbladder is to store the bile secreted by the liver. Bile is an excretion composed mainly of bile salts ... Read on »
Medical Glossary by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Below is a compiled list of medical terms relate to diseases of the pancreas, procedures, and other essential definitions. A Adenocarcinoma A cancer that develops in the lining or inner surface of an organ. More than 95 percent of prostate cancers are adenocarcinoma. Adjuvant Therapy Treatment that is giv ... Read on »
Raising awareness of Lyme disease by Geoff Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Sep 2008 11:24am 3 Comments Today's featured contributor is Dr. Virginia Sherr, who maintains the site The Human Side of Lyme. Dr. Sherr is a psychiatrist who has experienced Lyme disease first hand over many years, and shares valuable information and resources to get the word out about this ongoing problem. She is particularly concerned about the incidence of undiagno ... Read on »
How to remove gallstones from your body naturally by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:33pm My daughter forwarded this to me and I thought it will be good to share it with you: Diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tract are common, often painful conditions that usually require surgery and may be life threatening. They include cholelithiasis, cholangitis, cholecystitis, cholesterolosis, biliary cirrhosis, and gallstone ileus and ... Read on »
Surgery During Pregnancy: Using Radiographic Studies in the Diagnostic Work Up of the Pregnant Patient by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 15 Mar 2011 6:37pm It is common for women to experience abdominal pain during their pregnancies. In some pregnant women, this abdominal pain may progress to a severe intensity, possibly requiring surgical intervention. Abdominal pain in the pregnant patient can be separated into obstetrical and non-obstetrical causes. Approximately 1 in 500 to 1 in 635 women will ... Read on »
Sickle Cell and Pregnancy by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 12 Apr 2011 8:24am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 12 April 2011 There have been many questions on the Sickle Cell Warriors Facebook page regarding being pregnant with sickle cell. Many of the women have shared their experiences with pregnancy, labor and delivery. The one consistent theme is that each an ... Read on »
"Bell's Palsy of the Gut" and Other GI Manifestations of Lyme and Associated Diseases by Dr. Virginia S. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 10:52am PRACTICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY April 2006 by Virginia T. Sherr, MD Bell's palsy signifies paralysis of facial muscles related to inflammation of the associated seventh Cranial Nerve. Physicians may not realize that this syndrome is caused by the spirochetal agent of Lyme disease until proven otherwise. Whether it is a full or hemi ... Read on »