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Slowing the Wound Healing By Psychological Stress - In the reading, “Slowing of wound healing by Psychological Stress,” a journal by Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser, Phillip T. Marucha, William B. Malarkey, Ana M. Mercado, and Ronald Glaser. In the journal, the authors discuss the relationship between stresses and the impact that it has on people immune system. Can being stress in general can have an impact on the way we fight a cold. Could future problem with the immune system effect the way we recover from surgery, have more harm on our healing on cut....   [tags: stress, immune, system, surgery] 575 words
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Western Culture and Beauty Standards - ... Do parents care more about the society than their offspring. Are young men and women willing to make drastic changes just to obtain the approval of society. It’s not uncommon for Asian high school students to go under the knife. In fact it’s believed that the earlier you do it, the more “natural” it looks as you grow into your features. Many see beauty as a key factor in a successful job application. Job applicants are obliged to submit a photograph of themselves along with their resume. They are judged upon the first impression of their face....   [tags: asian countries, China, Taiwan, Japan] 715 words
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Is Lung Cancer Operable? : Lung Cancer Treatment Options - ... Chemotherapy tends to be the conventional lung cancer treatment used that everyone has heard of. Today it uses a cocktail of over 100 different drugs and works by destroying the cancerous cells and stopping their spread. However, although considered to be an acceptable treatment, it does tend to cause many unwanted side-effects. 2. External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) which is usually offered when the lung cancer is either considered to be primary, or when it has metastasized (spread to other organs)....   [tags: treatment, surgery, type, technologies] 548 words
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Self-Image Research Paper - Self-Image Research Paper Imagine a world where everyone is perfect. Now try to recreate how they got there. It is literally impossible to meet everyone’s standards of perfection, especially society’s, because everyone views it differently. Being perfect could consist of a great personality or a good looking body. Because of the growing use of technology, the mass media have projected a certain way to look, eat, dress, and or behave. Many teenagers in today’s world are affected by society’s projection of self-image....   [tags: Teenagers, Media, Society, Body Image, Weight]
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The Cyberknife Stereotactic Surrgery by John R. Adler - ... The tracking modes are either six-dimensional/three-dimensional or fiducial modes. Both track the target location with the help of orthogonal imaging pairs. The 6D/3D is more so designed for masses in the head and neck. The patient alignment is with six degrees of freedom that include anteroposterior, mediolateral, and inferosuperior for 6D. It also includes rotation around anteroposterior axis, mediolateral axis, and inferosuperior axis. Subsequently, the 3D tracking adjusts alignment for three degrees of freedom with anteroposterior, mediolateral, and inferosuperior axes....   [tags: robot, endocrinopathies] 1109 words
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The Effectiveness of Brace Strategy in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - For many years the connection between scoliosis and brace strategy has continued to be a focus of medical and scientific research. This essay will critique and synthesise information from academic sources to evaluate the effectiveness of brace strategy in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Scoliosis is diagnosed when the spin is displaced causing a sideward curve (Fagan, 2012). According to Pierce (2005), an estimate of 80% of scoliosis cases is unknown also known as idiopathic....   [tags: medical and scientific research, surgery]
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Case Study on Dental Treatment for a Young Adult with Cerebral Palsy - ... It was discussed and accepted by the patient that he has 18 teeth removed and the remaining teeth cleaned and fillings given if required. As laid out by the dhsspsin. For a person’s consent to be valid, the person must be, capable of taking that particular decision (‘competent’), acting voluntarily (not under pressure or duress from anyone), provided with enough information to enable them to make the decision. The patient should be given the time and support need to make their own decision. The law on consent is partly governed by the Mental Capacity Act 2005, coinciding with the Mental Health Act 2005 that allowed health decisions to be taken by proxy....   [tags: surgery, underweight, care] 922 words
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Learning Plan Rationale Reflection: Health Maintenance - The goal of my learning plan is to promote health maintenance and restoration for hip or knee replacement surgery patients by providing patient education sessions and information pamphlets on post-operative pain and swelling management between the periods of week 8 to week 10. During the implementation process of my learning plan I used the Community Health Nurses association’s standard as a guide to help me advance with the production and presentation. I focused my learning plan on the standard of health maintenance, restoration, and palliation under the category of promoting health....   [tags: Surgery Patients, Education Process]
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The Implantable Medical Device Industry - ... However, a recent study comparing the treatment outcomes of all patients in New York State concluded that patients with more than one diseased artery treated with CABG had lower mortality rates than those treated with drug-eluting stents (Hannan et al., 2008). In addition, patients undergoing CABG had lower rates of repeat revascularization (Hannan et al., 2008). According to a cost-effective study of these two treatments, “when viewed in terms of irreversible endpoints, treatment for those with more than one diseased artery, stent was economically advantageous to historical treatment with CABG” (Ozlem et al., 2009)....   [tags: viable substitute, biotechnology, surgery] 885 words
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Autobiography of a Face, by Lucy Grealy - In her memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy tells the story of how the deformities caused by her cancer forced her into a life of isolation, cruel insults, and unhappiness. Grealy clearly demonstrates how a society that excessively emphasizes female beauty can negatively affect a young girl, especially one with a deformity. Most interpret this story as a way for Grealy to express the pain that she endured because she did not measure up to society’s definition of female beauty, a standard that forces girls into unhealthy habits, plastic surgery, and serious depression....   [tags: The Search for Unattainable Beauty]
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E. Faecalisn: An Infection in Hospitals - ... Another bladder infection is urethritis a type of UTI which can occur when gestational tract bacteria spread from the anus to the urethra. This also leads to sexual infections, such as herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than men. Signs and symptoms of UTI may include a strong urge to urinate with a burning sensation when urinating. A person with UTI tends to pass frequent and small amounts of urine. Urine also appears cloudy; a sign of blood in the urine with a strong-smell....   [tags: isolated, surgery, urinary, tract] 720 words
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The Inflammation Theory or Clinical Creations - ... Some advice from Vidya is to keep on studying no matter how hard it get; it will eventually pay off at the end. “Keep on studying and keep yourself updated with new advances in the medical world”. Doctor Pai means to keep experienced through the medical field is to keep learning about new technology. By keeping updated, dermatologist will use new technology on patients to make more money and gain new patients (Pai). Dermatologist faces many patients’ problems every day. The most common problems Dermatologist tends to face are aging, acne, and sun spot troubles....   [tags: skin care, surgery, dermatologist] 1069 words
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The Psychology of a Juvenile Delinquent - The Psychology of a Juvenile Delinquent Naiveté and lambs are two common symbolic representations of children. However, these ‘pure’ children can also be some of the most ruthless and disturbed beings on the planet. Juvenile delinquents are the small percent of children who act on their violent urges. Juvenile delinquents are minors that are “guilty of antisocial or criminal behavior” (Houghton Mifflin Company 951). All juveniles who commit these atrocious acts have some discrepant factor whether it is genetic or environmental, that has affected them, and in turn caused them to be psychologically disturbed....   [tags: therapy, surgery, prescription medicine] 3078 words
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Taking a Look at Cryosurgery - ... Generally, if the tumors are small and local, and there is no better option due to possible injuries on behalf of the patient, cryosurgery is a suggested treatment. Once cryosurgery is recommended, the next step is checking to see if it meets your financial options. Cryosurgery is outrageously cheap in comparison to other treatment options. It typically costs around $610, including an initial visit plus about three follow ups (CostHelper, 2013) After the financial means are covered, checking to see if the treatment is available in your area will be the final step to starting the process....   [tags: extreme cold surgery ] 1116 words
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Psychological Adjustments for Hirschsprung’s Disease - ... This quantitative study was designed so that children, grouped in categories such as pre-school and school age, could be evaluated for bowel function, as well as to raise awareness of the psychosocial aspects of life with Hirschsprung disease. The sample included 131 children between the ages of 1 and 24 years and excluded those with limited medical histories, without contact information (37%), and those who had died (2%). Nine (11%) families declined to participate. Studies conducted earlier had excluded children with Down’s syndrome and/or children with total colonic aganglionosis to prevent reporting bias....   [tags: bowels, surgery, coping] 973 words
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What is a Heart Transplant? - ... He came to a conclusion that cardiac transplant could maintain the pumping ability of heart of the recipient animal. In the following decades, researchers had done a lot of research on the mechanism of rejection in organ transplant and clinical trials with human beings were initiated. In December 1967, the first human heart transplantation was performed by a South African doctor, Dr. Christiaan Barnard (Fig.2) at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. Although the transplantation was carried out successfully, the recipient died of postoperative complication (Pseudomonas pneumonia) on the 18th postoperative day....   [tags: Surgery, Transplant, Organ] 1412 words
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Heart Lung Bypass Machine - Heart surgery is a process that some people must face, whether it is family members or them personally having the surgery and is better living through science for our society because of the many changes it has made over the years. There have been many changes in the scope of heart surgery and transplants, one major change that has helped is the Heart Lung Bypass Machine, it keeps the heart beating while doing any kind of heart surgery. This keeps the patient alive while the doctors are able to work on the vital organ....   [tags: heart surgery breakthroughs]
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Analysis of Romero and Sons - ... He is all over the news. Several customers ask Alex for medical advice. In walks TOMMY MCGRATH (28) dishevelled with a nervous tic (an old friend of Alex’s who has been having drug and alcohol related problems) Concetta does not want him in the store. Alex and Tommy agree to have dinner and catch up that night. Later that day Alex confronts Concetta about the COD. Concetta confesses that they are having money issues and that they also have no health insurance for Alex’s father who is very sick....   [tags: italian, hero, surgery, blood] 814 words
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Waiting for an Organ Transplant - ... Patients with blood type AB are have better chances with their organ donor because this recipients match with blood types A,B,AB, and O. if the donor and the patient have compatible blood types then the donor has to provide their medical history and physical examination. In the article Transplant Living the author describes the process done for cross matching test, “the donor's blood is drawn for tissue typing of the white blood cells. This test checks the tissue match between six codes on the donor and recipient cells....   [tags: donation, surgery, donor] 1274 words
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Diagnosis Of Medical Conditions: Ultrasound - ... 3D volume acquisition allows for safer and more detailed images of the heart provided by the ultrasound and in turn makes surgery easier, which is why the New Zealand Medical Journal should nominate ultrasound as the most important piece of medical equipment in use today. Secondly, Glass-Body with Colour Doppler is another technique used in echocardiography through ultrasound. 2D and Colour Doppler provides a volume data set with structural and hemodynamic information of the fetal heart. This data can be rendered in three ways, grey scale information, colour information or the combination of both called Glass-Body as shown below in figure 2....   [tags: medical equipment, surgery] 655 words
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Risk of Plastics - There has been a scientific and civil debate about whether plastics have any risk in the development and welfare of human beings. With the wide-spread use of plastics in our homes, consumer electronics, and importantly our foods, it is justified to understand more about the potential effects these synthetic materials have on the body. As robust and sturdy as they may seem, the chances of some plastics, or their derivative by-products, entering our system, through contact or ingestion, is common enough to warrant some study to answer these questions....   [tags: Health]
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My Best Friend's Personal Struggles - ... When it came within our reach, we noticed a pack of boys in front of a glass window, giggling and pointing at something. The closer we were getting, the louder and more engulfing this giggling was becoming. When we were almost there, I realized that it was not something they were pointing at, but someone. Neither her pretty face, nor her beautiful smile was as evident as her massive body, which made this stupid gang laugh without stopping. As we appeared on their horizon, they abruptly transferred their attention to us....   [tags: hormones, surgery, misery] 1231 words
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Medieval Medical Market Place - ... And so there may have been a sense of competition between the two professions, with physicians advising against going to barber-surgeons. While the physician might appeal to patients by promoting greater trust with the patients and advising against dangers of going to someone else in the medical market place, going to a barber-surgeon was a service that patients needed, and can't get anywhere else. Their services were needed more and more by the public and the success of the trade was growing, surgery had grew to become a distinguished trade and eventually found a place in the academic world giving it a better reputation....   [tags: skills, demographics, patients, surgery] 1390 words
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Factors that Cause Cataract - ... Even though the condition is worst at the later age cataracts mostly develop at 40 to 50 years of age but it is small and do not affect the vision. People that have diabetes are most likely to develop cataracts as well as prolonged exposure to sunlight. Smoking and exposure to chemicals and other disease can also cause cataracts. The condition can be detected through visual acuity test that measure how well the eye see the image in various distances. Dilated eye exam and tonometry can also be preformed to check the eyes for certain conditions....   [tags: vision, lens, aging, surgery]
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The Views of Female Circumcision - Several societies place large burdens upon their women whether it is their looks, mothering skills, or other special cases. A special case that is widely known across the world is a practice that done in China several years ago. In China they had a custom where they broke girl’s feet, and tied them down so that their feet would remain unnaturally small. This practice led to the mutilation of thousands of girl’s feet, but if they did not get their feet broken they would not be able to get married....   [tags: genital mutilation, sociocultural customs]
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The Contributions of Doctor Gordon Buck - ... Over time, the gangrene spread from his eye to his mouth which forced doctors to remove his right cheek bone (Rogers). Gurdon Buck used facial and dental fixtures to fill in the missing right cheek bone until Carleton’s face regained its shape (Rogers). During Carleton’s operations, Buck took several photographs to show his progress of repairs that he made to Carleton’s face (Rogers). Buck then published these photographs and shared them with other medical personal (Rogers). Gurdon became one the oldest visiting surgeons that worked for the New York Hospital (Rogers)....   [tags: pioneering military surgeon, US civil war] 1335 words
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Polyethylene and Polyterephthalate are Outdated - Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Outdated: Is the World Ready for a New Plastic. Abstract: This paper explains the structure of polymer poly(ethylene terephthalate) also known as PET. It states the properties of the plastic as well recycling methods. My goal was to find out what makes PET the number one plastic, both in consumption as well as the most recycled. I also searched for new polymers that are being created by scientists and compare them to PET to see if there was a plastic out there that is better for the environment....   [tags: Polymer PET Plastic]
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The History and Uses of Casein - ... Many companies that produce energy bars, muscle protein shakes, and energy drinks also add casein into their products because of its high nutritional value and low calorie count. Many athletes also ingest edible casein supplements because of the tremendous positive effect casein has on their bodies. (“Facts That You Need To Know About CASEIN” 1) Though casein has been used in foods and dietary supplements for years, it has also been a popular component in the creation of casein plastic, which made its début in 1897 when there was a surging demand in Germany for white chalkboards because, at the time, paper was too expensive to supply to children in the German school systems....   [tags: plastic, milk, costs, protein, food, supplement]
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Long-term Effects of an Expanded Cardiac Rehabilitation Program after Myocardial Infarction or Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery - Introduction An acute coronary syndrome is defined as a “sudden onset of myocardial ischemia which results in myocardial death, that is, a myocardial infarction.” (Citation) A myocardial infarction occurs when the blood flow is reduced in a coronary artery, usually due to excessive plaque, which results in a complete occlusion of the artery. Cardiac rehabilitation is an important aspect of continuity of care after a patient who has recently experienced a myocardial infarction is free of symptoms....   [tags: Rehabilitation]
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A Smoother Transition for Transexuals - A Smoother Transition for Transexuals Known to many as the last hurdle transsexuals have to face before they can gain access to sex reassignment surgery, the Real life experience (RLE), sometimes called real life test (RLT), is a process where the subject lives in their preferred gender role for a certain amount of time. Despite how many transsexuals see the RLE as an opportunity to match their outer appearance with their inner feelings, they sometimes overlook the challenges they may face before getting what they want....   [tags: Transexual Surgery]
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Management of Pain Analysis - Throughout my life, I have undergone many dental operations, giving me first hand experience on post-operative pain and it’s management. After being exposed to long term care settings for clinical, I would like to take this opportunity to increase my knowledge on a topic that, besides my own personal experiences, I have not been heavily exposed to in a learning environment. Pain, defined in Kozier et al. (2014) as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage” (p....   [tags: RNAO, nursing, surgery, recovery]
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Cleft Lip and Palate - Cleft Lip and Palate Children across the world are born with some type of cleft, whether it is lip or palate. The number of surgeons repairing clefts has increased in the past decade, providing services for those in India with clefts. According to WebMD, it can be more common on some ethnicities, like Asian, Latino or Native American descent, than others, but it is less common in those with African American descent (WebMD). Cultures see it different ways too. According to Olivia Linderoth of Operation Smiles, in Rwanda, a baby, Challone, was born with a cleft lip....   [tags: Surgery, Communication, Cleft Lip]
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Physical Therapists Help Recovery - ... Occasionally PTs will go to the patient’s home if they are unable to leave due to their injury. Most PTs work a normal 40 hour work week but some will work from ten in the morning to seven at night so patients can come after work. A PT’s salary can range from $55,000 to $112,000, but the average salary is $80,000. Position, experience, and salary are all things that contribute to how much a PT gets paid. Salary can also depend on what state a PT practices in and what setting they work in, a hospital or a school....   [tags: surgery, massage, fitness] 845 words
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Why Religious People May Have Problems with Transplant Surgery - Most Christians agree with transplant surgery however some are opposed to transplant surgery. They disagree with using organs from dead people but accept using organs as donated by living relatives. Jews have a similar view to Christians on this matter. Muslims however are totally opposed to it some Muslims do allow transplant surgery using organs from a living donor as long as the donor is a close relative. More Hindus are for transplant surgery than against and mainly will carry donor cards....   [tags: Papers] 518 words
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Procedures for Treating Ulcers - ... The second dressing is a hydrocolloid dressing that consists of a gel, which promotes skin regeneration in the ulcer. If the pressure ulcer is infected, then the doctor can prescribe antiseptic cream or antibiotics, to help the immune system protect the body. Like the alginate dressing, it promotes a moist environment to stimulate the ‘autolytic debridement of necrotic tissues’ (D.K. Langemo 2010) In addition to these dressings, hydrogels and silver dressings also exist as possible options to heal pressure ulcers....   [tags: dressings, bacteria, surgery] 693 words
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Environmental Recycling Technologies - ... That for ART came whenever Paul realized the increased presence connected with electrical waste with city dumps. Seeing your environmental impacts that improper e-waste recycling does, prompted Paul in order to get action. inside his research he discovered It no e-waste recycler feel located throughout his surrounding area in the southern suburbs associated with Adelaide. ART is then established. ART is an institution that aims to be able to provide the great solution to the current environmental crisis connected with global warming....   [tags: plastic waste, advanced Recycling Technologies] 1441 words
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Should All Plastics be Biodegradable? - Should All Plastics be made to be Biodegradable. Background Information Plastic plays a huge role in our lives due to its ability to be functional in all aspects of everyday life. Statistics Canada showed Canadians in average produced 13.4 million tonnes of waste and 73% was sent for disposal. Of the 27% that was recycled 17% of that was plastic, while the rest ended up in landfills. The logical solution for the plastics in landfills unable to degrade is biodegradable plastics. However, are biodegradable plastics the answers to the addiction to plastic people have....   [tags: Environment, Economy] 885 words
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The History of Medicine - Medicine and useful healing products have been around since before 0 BCE, but how effective has it been. Before 0BCE, many medical procedures we still use today have started. The first known surgery was performed around 2750 BCE. The Edwin Smith Papyrus was medical text in Ancient Egypt that had information containing the oldest known surgical treatise on trauma. The Edwin Smith Papyrus is regarded as a copy of several earlier works and was written in 1600BCE. Other Papyrus’s were written such as the Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus....   [tags: Health, Physicians, Surgery]
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Herbal and Natural Medicine - Herbal and natural medicine is becoming increasingly popular in 21st century culture. It may be surprising to some that many of these herbal treatments and medicines have been around for centuries and are the basis for both commercially prepared medications, as well as the chemical manufacture of new pharmaceutical compounds (Phaneuf, 2005). One of these compounds, which has influenced chemistry and medicine for centuries is willow bark, which contains the chemical salicin (Boon, 2009). Its origins and discovery, as well as the historical culture, have influenced its incorporation as the common pharmaceutical preparation known as aspirin....   [tags: herbal treatment, hippocrates, surgery]
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Advances in Liver Transplants - ... The 6-month functional status is clinically meaningful and thus selected as a primary outcome; missing data on functional status increased after 6 months. The patient functional status was classified as improved if there was change from pre-transplantation to an improved category in 6 months post-transplantation. The 6-month patient functional status improvement was evaluated using logistic regression adjusted for the same covariate. All statistical tests were 2-tailed and considered statistically significant when p < 0.05....   [tags: surgery and immunosuppressive therapy] 2765 words
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The Importance of Lister’s Experiments With Anti Septic in the Development of Safer Surgery - The Importance of Lister’s Experiments With Anti Septic in the Development of Safer Surgery As well as anaesthetics, antiseptics were the most important discovery of the 19th century in the medical profession. After May 16th 1867, when Lister published his results of using his treatments on eleven compound fracture cases, antiseptics were used much more and the amount of deaths from sepsis decreased dramatically. Lister’s results showed that eight out of the eleven patients he treated with a compound fracture made a full recovery....   [tags: Papers] 1684 words
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Thermal Characteristics of Different Plastics - Thermal Characteristics of Different Plastics Thermal decomposition of different plastic through pyrolysis can be achieved at different temperature range. Through TGA analysis of various plastics, including PP, PS, LDPE and HDPE, carried by Lee and Shin [10], it was found that PS has the lowest degradation temperature compared to PP and PE thus will decompose more easily into liquid products. Degradation of PS occurs almost in the range of 350 to 460̊C, similarly to Jude et al. [23] where complete degradation occurred at 400̊C, while PP degradation occurs between 380 to 490̊C....   [tags: Material Science]
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Nanobots: The Future of Medical Surgery - ... It would also prevent the necessity of today’s procedure such as drilling a hole in the skull to gain access to the brain. Additionally, delicate surgeries such as those of the eye are only performed successfully by a few skilled surgeons. Immense risk is involved in these delicate surgeries and they require a steady hand as well as a strong constitution. It may soon be possible to take the human element of risk out of this equation by introducing nanobots. Robot assisted surgery is already in successful use, as seen from the Da Vinci surgical robot as shown in Figure 5, which is the first robotic surgery system approved by the FDA for general laparoscopic surgery (Samadi, n.d)....   [tags: thechnology in the operating room]
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Surgery and Treatment of the ACL - Annually, 30 in 100,000 people in the UK suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury making it the most common knee ligament to be injured (National Health Service Choices 2013). Incidences of ACL injury are higher in females than in their male counterparts. Surgical reconstruction of the ACL is standard practice however it is yet to be determined what the most effective rehabilitation technique is. An untreated injury to a cruciate ligament or stiffness following surgical repair could alter its mechanical function within the knee joint, affecting both the damaged and normal ligaments (Moglo and Shirazi-Adl 2004)....   [tags: ligaments, knee joint, injury] 2236 words
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Is Change Really a Good Thing? - ... The doubt these people have about there body may lead to them wanting to change how they look. So they might start wearing make-up, going to the gym more offten or even dressing differently to live up to others expectations. But what if they choose to surgicly change. To never have to worry about there body again because it will all just be surgicly permanent. All cosmetic surgery is, is basicly change, so all the insurcure people feel like cosmetic surgery is there way to fitting in whith out movie a muscle, as it will change there body completely and make them in with the so called ‘trends’, and sure, it will fix there insurcuritys but in all honnesty, would you really want to surgical...   [tags: cosmetic, surgery, risk, trendy, health] 1030 words
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Plastics - A. Extraction Plastics encompass most disposable items that American use daily, such as plastic water bottles, food containers, and trash bags. Plastics are cheap, lightweight, strong, tough, and corrosion resistant and have high thermal and electrical insulation properties (Thompson et al, 2009). 3-4% of world oil and gas usage is used to manufacture plastics and 4% is used as a component of plastics. Plastics are mostly derived from petrochemicals produced from fossil oil and gas (Thompson et al, 2009)....   [tags: Environment, Waste, Trash Bags] 917 words
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Media Influence Over Body Image - The media has had an increasingly destructive effect on young people who are becoming worryingly obsessed with their body image. The media is saturated in sexual imagery in which young people have to face every day. The sheer volume of sexual imagery in the media today has resulted in the vast majority of young people to become hooked on looking as near to perfection everyday by using the latest products and buying the latest fashions. This used to be enough but lately the next step to achieving perfection is cosmetic surgery....   [tags: persuasive essay]
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Taking a Look at Non-Lethal Weapons - ... For example, the use of no lethal weapons on an aircraft could be used to take down hijackers. When dealing with civilians, law enforcement doesn’t want to kill the citizen, but slightly injure them. These are a few of the many examples to use no lethal weapons. People have their own reasons for the use of no lethal weapons. According to Sgt. Crispin Castillo, “If we simply kill a criminal, we will not know why he did what he did and we will not be able to gain knowledge from him. We don’t want innocent people to be scared of us (Tyler).” What he means by this is that killing a person makes it more difficult to get more information would make residents from this area scared....   [tags: plastic bullets, teasers, tear gas, pepper spray]
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Da Vinci Surgical System - -The Da Vinci Surgical System- What is the Da Vinci Surgical System. The Da Vinci Surgical System is a large purpose-built robot controlled by a surgeon that performs minimally invasive surgical procedures on patients. The system incorporates an ergonomically designed surgeon's console, a patient-side module with four interactive robotic arms, each with interchangeable surgical instruments and a 3-dimensional endoscopic vision system. Powered by high-tech supercomputers, the surgeon's hand movements are scaled, filtered and then converted into precise movements of the surgical attachments....   [tags: Robotics Surgery]
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An Ethnic Perspective on Beauty: School Essay - An Ethnic Perspective on Beauty “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” a phrase that everyone has heard of at one point in his or her life. Walk by a cashier aisle in a supermarket and a there will be magazines shouting “How to lose 30 pounds in one month!” “Buff up with this weird new workout routine!”. “Fashion that’ll slim you down!” and the like. Is the concept of beauty and ugly really homogeneous, or does it vary. Is it just weight that’s considered. Exploring different ethnic groups prove that what one person thinks is beautiful may or may not be the same as the next person....   [tags: Culture, Society, Attractive] 951 words
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Surgical Site Infections - Introduction In recent years, surgical site infections are verified as one of the most errors that are common in the healthcare; however, they are also preventable. These research papers will synthesis information about surgical infections, patient experience, hospital-acquired conditions and achievement of expected treatment for specific clinical diagnoses. A surgical site infection is an infected condition in the body after surgery has occurred. Surgical site infections are caused by germs, called bacteria....   [tags: Surgery, Doctors, Malpractice]
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