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ASO increased, blood tests in rheumatic fever

Rheumatic fever mainly affects the age group 5-15 years, and is due to beta hemolytic streptococcal infections, which is initially located in the pharynx, and due to a genetic susceptibility it strongly stimulates the immunity. This attacks our own body by antibodies against streptococcus (joints, heart, skin, small vessels) causing specific symptoms. ASO means anti-streptolysin […]

January 27, 2015, Diagnosis
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy explained

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) is one of the operations most commonly practiced in surgical services. It is made especially for gallbladder stones (“gallstones”). Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed for the first time in 1987 in Lyon by P. Mouret. Laparoscopy term comes from the Greek words “laparos” (abdomen) and “skepeios” (to see, to observe). Laparoscopy means […]

January 23, 2015, Treatments
Radiotherapy – side effects

Radiation therapy is a method of treatment of certain cancers (eg larynx cancer) and lymphoma (non Hodgkin lymphoma as example) or as the sole method of treatment, but often completing surgery and / or in combination with chemotherapy. By emitting X-rays over a part of the body targeted for killing cancer cells often with a […]

January 23, 2015, Treatments
Inguinal Hernia – symptoms, complications, treatment

Inguinal hernias represent 80-90% of hernias frequency. It should be known symptoms, but also complications and treatment for this type of hernia. What is it? Hernia is an externalization of mobile organs (usually intestines) in areas of poor muscular endurance of the abdominal wall, wrapped by the peritoneum and covered by skin. The most common […]

January 22, 2015, Symptoms Treatments
The operation of adenoma and prostate cancer

Prostate adenoma is an increase in volume of the prostate that occurs in older men and causes complications of bladder and urinary flow behaving as an obstacle. This is a benign condition (not a cancerous growth of the prostate) for comparison with prostatic adenocarcinoma (which is prostate cancer). Endoscopic surgery is indicated in cases where prostate […]

January 22, 2015, Treatments
Allergy Treatments

If your body has an exaggerated immune response to contact with substances such as pollen, house dust (containing mites) or cat dander you suffer from allergy. In general, any allergy is manifested by: sneezing, coughing, a wheezing, itching and hives. The substances that trigger the exaggerated immune response get in the body by four ways: […]

January 19, 2015, Prevention
Oedema – definition, causes, diagnosis, treatment

Swelling of some parts of the body, usually through local retention of fluids, and other causes (infections, inflammation, trauma, blockage of some blood vessels, etc.) is called oedema. Where can oedema be localized? Oedema of the face (the eyelid oedema) – usually in kidney diseases, and local irritation by creams / makeup / insomnia / […]

October 19, 2014, Causes
Parkinson’s disease – symptoms

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disease. Idiopathic Parkinsonism appears without evidence of widening the brain damage. Parkinsonism is a syndrome that consists of a variable combination of tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and disturbance in gait and postural characteristics. In general, Parkinson’s disease occurs in middle age or later, causing over time progressive disability. The […]

October 17, 2014, Brain Symptoms
Parkinson’s disease Treatment

Physical and speech therapy can help patients with moderate to severe Parkinson’s disease. In advanced cases, the quality of life can be enhanced by some aids such as extra handrails in home, table cutlery with larger handles, non-slippery table surfaces, voice amplifiers and chairs that can easily lift the occupant. Medication in Parkinson’s disease Non-selective […]

October 15, 2014, Brain Treatments
Increased Uric Acid, Hyperuricemia – Causes, Symptoms

If you have persistent increased uric acid, not occasionally, then you should know that it is a hyperuricemia. Hyperuricemia: a syndrome characterized by increased blood levels of monosodium urate (uric acid salt) due to increased production or reduced excretion. Gout is a clinical form of persistent increased uric acid. Gout is a disease resulting from […]

November 13, 2013, Causes Symptoms