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Acute mastitis – symptoms, treatment

Acute mastitis is an infection of the breast. Occurs with predilection in young women, in circumstances of the lactation. Acute mastitis occur because of a lack of local hygiene of breast or infant glossitis (inflammatory lesions of the tongue). Incriminated pathogens in the etiology of this disorder are usually staphylococci and streptococci. The gateway is the nipple, which presents a […]


November 29, 2011, Mammary gland
Priapism – prolonged and painful erection

Priapism is characterized by a painful and prolonged erection that is the result of blood circulation disorders limited to corpus cavernosum (two columns of erectile tissue of the penis). Priapism may also be defined as a maximum blood filling of corpus cavernosum which takes over two hours in the absence of sexual stimulation. Causes Etiology of priapism is […]


November 29, 2011, Male Genital
Spleen trauma – symptoms, treatment

Spleen trauma. The spleen is located in the left upper quadrant (anterolateral abdominal region located immediately below the last rib) in a lodge that bears its name (splenic lodge). The spleen is an organ with multiple functions, of which the most significant are: – The function of defense; – Autoimmunity function – the synthesis of antibodies; […]


November 28, 2011, Spleen
Spirometry – technique, normal values, interpretation

Spirometry is an evaluation techinique of the breathing capacity that measures the air quantity that a person can inspire or expirate. It is very useful in order to diagnose and follow the evolution of certain breathing affections such as: COPD chronic obstrutive pulmonary disease that can be emphysematic or bronchitical, bronchic astma, chronic asmatiform bronchitis. […]


November 28, 2011, Diagnosis
Raynaud’s Syndrome Remedies

In the Raynaud’s syndrome the sudden exposure to low temperatures, as the stems constriction and the slow-up of the blood flow can be extremely painful. Because the blood flow into the affected regions decreases, the lack of oxygenate blood makes the fingers and toes become white and even a blue shade. In the advanced stages […]


November 28, 2011, Remedies
Esophageal strictures – causes, symptoms, treatment

Esophageal strictures. The esophagus is a muscular-membraneous pipe by passing food from the pharynx to the stomach. At this level can produce a range of stenosis of various causes. Strictures (stenosis) of esophagus are decreases of esophageal caliber arising from processes of healing at this level making the esophageal wall an inextensible tissue scar. Regarding the etiology of these […]


November 27, 2011, Esophagus
Fever – methods to decrease the temperature

Fever is the modality through which the organism protects itself from infections and lesions and is an instrument used in order to intensify the natural mechanisms of defense. Before the antibiotics apparition, the doctors used to deliberately infect with malaria patients with syphilis, with the hope that increased fever will save them. The mechanism is […]


November 27, 2011, Remedies
Nephroblastoma – Wilms tumor

Wilms tumor, nephroblastoma is a malignant renal tumor of children, with a peak of morbidity at three years. It affects both sexes equally. It is usually unilateral, but in a minority of cases (5%) may be located bilateral (affecting both kidneys). It can be accompanied by a number of genito-urinary abnormalities such as cryptorchidism (malformation consisting of incomplete […]


November 26, 2011, Children Kidney and bladder
Acute urinary retention – causes, symptoms, treatment

Urinating is a spinal reflex act which is under cortical control. Acute urinary retention is a urological emergency. Is defined by the inability to eliminate, through the process of micturition (the act of urine), bladder content, that appears suddenly in a person who previously urinated normally. Is accompanied by bladder dilation. The etiology of this disease is […]


November 25, 2011, Kidney and bladder
Hemorrhagic stroke – causes, symptoms, treatment

Hemorrhagic stroke is defined by bleeding, diffuse extravasation of blood in the brain parenchyma (tissue) with tissue destruction. The causes of this disease are numerous and varied. They differ according to patient age. The most common cause of cerebral hemorrhage is hypertension (occurs with predilection for the elderly). Bleeding, in this case, is located in deeper areas of […]


November 24, 2011, Brain