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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
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
Diet and exercise in the treatment of diabetes

Diet plays an essential role in the treatment and control of diabetes complications. This should be accompanied by exercise and quitting alcohol and smoking. Coffee consumption is permitted in small quantities and diluted. The diet is mandatory and is determined together with the doctor. He knows the formula for calculating caloric needs, tailored to each […]

April 17, 2013, Pancreas Treatments
Trigeminal nerve neuralgia – diagnosis, treatment

Diagnostic criteria for trigeminal nerve neuralgia: 1. Paroxysmal attacks (sudden onset and end) of pain, lasting from fractions of a second to 2 minutes, affecting one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. 2. The pain has at least one of the following characteristics: Intense, sharp, superficial or like a nudge; It is precipitated by […]

March 23, 2013, Diagnosis Treatments
Sistemic Lupus Erythematosus – Causes and Treatment

Systemic lupus erythematosus term defines a chronic inflammatory multisystemic disease of  probably autoimmune etiology, manifested by the production of antinuclear antibodies, which are deposited in tissue and vessels and affects many organs. Normally, antibodies facilitate recognizing the self in order to destroy foreign cells. In autoimmune diseases like lupus this defense mechanism is aberrant and the antibodies attack […]

March 27, 2012, Causes Treatments
Expectorants and cough treatment for adults and children

The cough treatment is a symptomatic one. Anti-coughing medicines are useful in the situations in which cough becomes harmful: dry cough tires the patient, doesn’t let him/her sleep (especially patients with heart problems), the accentuation of laryngeal and bronchial mucus favors the bronchospasm, which contributes to the emphysema development (chronic cough, persistent cough) or sets […]

December 13, 2011, Treatments
Sciatica treatment

Treatment in sciatica consists in avoiding risk factors (normalization of body weight, avoid demanding physical exertion), drug treatment and recovery. During acute pain in sciatica is recommended bed rest within 2 days, with gradual and progressive recovery, but as early in daily activities. It is also recommended to wear lombostat in the acute phase of sciatica and during exercise. Drug […]

November 19, 2011, Treatments