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My uvula trick by Brad W. Medical Student Posted Tue 28 Oct 2008 9:46pm Drumroll please. You are about to witness my most popular anatomical party trick. In fact, years from now, it will likely be the only thing that my former students remember about me. The image above shows my uvula (better known as "that thing dangling in the back of your mouth") in its relaxed, more-or-less normal configuration. Now, watc ... Read on »
White Uvula by nic5se Posted Thu 05 Feb 2009 12:56pm I have been looking at my Uvula for the past couple of days and notice that it is completley white with a little bit of red in the middle and wonder if this is normal? Read on »
The investigation continues ... by Bethany B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:19pm 1 Comment So I've been on a mission to figure out what exactly the doctor was talking about with Payton's palate and it seems it is called "submucous cleft palate". Sob sob sob. What in the heck?! The description of this explains it exactly and part of this ... which the doctor also mentioned ... is that the uvula is split. The uvula is the little punc ... Read on »
Tonsillectomy Update? by Susan Patient Expert Posted Mon 08 Feb 2010 2:44pm Can you call it a tonsillectomy update when no tonsillectomy took place? Well, there is much to report. 1) Tonsils -Apparently her tonsils are now so small that he wouldn't remove them. He says he has only been in this situation a handful of times. The good: no painful recovery. The bad: there will be no improvement in her swallow or ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea From a Dentist’s Perspective by Top3dentists Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:40pm Dentists play a very important role in the team approach to the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Physicians, dentists, psychologists, and respiratory therapists all combine their collective knowledge to treat each patient properly and effectively. Dentists who are specifically trained in aspects of sleep medicine and have a command of m ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea by Top3dentists Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:40pm Apnea is a Greek word which literally means “without breath.” There are three types of apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Out of the three, obstructive is the most widespread. Regardless of the differences in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea will stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, some ... Read on »
Elderly needs to broaden the "disposable" market by yammya Posted Tue 14 Jan 2014 3:22am In the subsequent 5 years, what sort of Disposable Face Mask most favored by consumers? The issue is that most domestic and international health-related device sector focus. In line with Freedonia, chief economist evaluation: a novel disposable infusion sets and ancillary items will likely be the future of the fastest expanding Medical plast ... Read on »
SPOTLIGHT CASE AND COMMENTARY: Weighing In on Surgical Safety by Healthcare Research & Quality Posted Wed 11 Aug 2010 5:00am Weighing In on Surgical Safety Commentary by Jay B. Brodsky, MD; Michael Margarson, MD Identify the comorbidities associated with obesity that place patients at higher risk for surgical complications. Understand elements of the STOP-BANG questionnaire that help scre ... Read on »
A Small Favor..... by Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 10:50pm Our kids are getting very nervous about Rhett being in Surgery tomorrow. We have told them that he has a ton of people praying for him, but I don't think they quite understand how many. So today and tomorrow I am asking for all of the lurkers on our blog to leave a comment, and yes, you can comment anonymously. Ou ... Read on »
Happy Valentines Day!!! by Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:51pm First of all, Rhett would like to wish all of his friends, a Happy Valentines Day!! He loves you thiiissss much!! Gosh, aren't I just so cute?!?!? Now for an update from our ENT appointment yesterday. We got the results of the MRI that was done on his upper airway back. Let me just tell y ... Read on »