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Heart Centers in Baton Rouge - Heart By-pass Surgery in Baton Rouge One of my close family friends needs advice on where to have coronary artery bypass surgery in Baton Rouge. Coronary artery bypass surgery is a major operation that is performed when a person’s coronary arteries are blocked by plaque. During surgery, a piece of a vein or artery is used to form a bypass for blood to be able to go around or bypass the blockage in the heart caused by plaque buildup. The places that he is considering having the heart bypass procedure are Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, and Ochsner Medical Center of Baton Rouge....   [tags: heart by-pass surgery] 1764 words
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Equipment Inside an Operating Room - The operating room, sometimes called the OR, is where surgery happens in a hospital. Having surgery can be called having an operation. One kind of surgery is having tubes put in the eardrums to prevent infection in your ears and improve hearing. Someone who gets tonsillitis might need a tonsillectomy. This is when the tonsils are taken out so that you don’t get a infection in your tonsils. This kind of surgery is scheduled ahead of time so you know when to go to the hospital. Surgery might need to be done as soon as possible if someone has something that can’t be fixed with a cast or right away....   [tags: surgery, operating room, nurses] 1147 words
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Medical Technology Bionics Research Task, Questions and Answers - ... Consequently, less damage to the patient leads to other advantages such as less pain after the operation, minimal scarring of the skin and reduced recovery time. There are also disadvantages associated with minimally invasive medical techniques. One disadvantage is that minimally invasive medical techniques increases the risk of the patient contracting an infection than non-invasive medical techniques because despite the smallest incision, harmful organisms and bacteria that are present have easier access to the body....   [tags: medical techniques, surgery technique] 1660 words
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Personal Statement: Pusuing a Career in Dentistry - Personal Statement It is 8:40 p.m. of Tuesday night and I'm leaving the King Fahd General hospital driving home with John Mayer melodies bringing peaceful and relaxing vibes into the car compartments. After 12 hours of surgery, assisting in a large operation for a young guy with "Treacher Collins syndrome". It was aw-inspiring how the team of OMS approached the patient, constructing his orbits, grafting and correcting his dentofacial deformity. Although I was exhausted, but I enjoyed every second of the operation and felt really proud and I knew that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life....   [tags: surgery, dental school] 572 words
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Women Discrimination in The Medicine Field - The field of medicine has been constantly progressing through the centuries with surgery, as one of its most fundamental structure of medicine. Cutting people open to find the harm and relieving them of it. But as the field of surgery progress over time; the surgical environment has developed a gender sphere that makes it difficult for women to become surgeons. The glass ceiling is a political metaphor that exists to explain the gender disadvantages within disciplined jobs (The Glass Ceiling Effect*)....   [tags: medicine, surgery, surgeons] 1242 words
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The Intelligent Knife invented by Dr Zoltan Takats - THE INTELLIGENT KNIFE Definition According to the inventor of the Intelligent Knife, Dr. Zoltan Takats, the Intelligent Knife is a is an emerging technology that allows near–real-time characterization of human tissue in vivo by analysis of the aerosol (“smoke”) released during electrosurgical dissection (Takats). The coupling of Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) technology with electro surgery for tissue diagnostics is known as the Intelligent Knife or iKnife (Takats). History and Development In the past, when breast cancer patients underwent surgery, the doctor cuts open the suspected affected area and obtained a small portion of the tissue....   [tags: technology, iknife, cancer surgery]
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Robotics in the Medical Field - The medical field has revolutionized the health and well being of society. Throughout the decades, the medical field has been through sweeping changes that leave society astonished. It seems like each year that passes by, there is a new technological advancement that modernizes the medical field. Not only do these advancements modernize medicine, but they in return aid doctors, nurses, and specialists by improving their effectiveness within the field. About ten years ago, the da Vinci Surgical System was introduced to hospitals and the medical field, in general because the FDA had finally approved the system within the United States (Dunkin)....   [tags: Robotic Surgery, Technology Advancements] 1348 words
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What is a Hernia and What Can Be Done? - According to research, by definition a hernia is a protrusion of tissue through a defect or weakness in the abdominal wall. (Fuller, 485) The type of hernia as well as its location varies in individuals. The regions or locations where hernias may appear include; hiatal (lower portion of esophagus), epigastric (above umbilical), umbilical (umbilicus area), inguinal (above the inguinal ligament), femoral (crease in the leg). This case study focuses on the repair of an incisional (ventral) hernia. This type of hernia normally occurs in the abdominal wall on the ventral surface of the body, excluding the groin or inguinal area....   [tags: abdominal wall, health, surgery] 2211 words
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Use of Minimally Invasive Techniques in Psychological Studies - ... • Electrical Recording. • Cannulations. • Push Pull. The General Procedure: • Identify and measure the dependent measure in the organism. • Anesthetize the human. • Open the scalp. • Drill a small hole • employ the brain diagram to see where you want to go. The second General Procedure: • Find specific brain landmarks. • Use stereotaxic instrument to insert: Electrodes. Cannulas. Other instruments. • carry out the method you want. • observe the dependent measure depending on the method that is being used....   [tags: open surgery, harmful risks]
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The Harm Abortion Causes to the Pregnant Mother - Many individuals’ envision abortions in a negative light, when in fact, abortions is certain cases may be necessary to save the life of the mother. This emotional surgery may be hard for the mother to cope with, but may be life saving for the mother. Age limits should be placed on all abortions clinics throughout the United States. Abortion can be a costly surgery, have an emotional strain o the mother and cause harm to the young female’s body. Abortion can be devastating, but if it is the string between life and death, it should be put into play unless the mother says otherwise....   [tags: pregnancy, unborn child, surgery] 1290 words
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How to Treat Menstrual Cramps or Dysmenorrhoea? - Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhoea) are curable. Your physician may offer certain medications to relieve your pain. Sometimes, you may need surgery, if medications do not work well. Some home remedies and lifestyle changes also help manage the condition. Medications The following medications are considered for women with dysmenorrhoea. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) NSAIDs help relieve pain during your menstruation. Menstrual cramps occur due to a type of chemical substances called prostaglandins, which are secreted by the lining of the uterus (endometrium) during the menstruation....   [tags: woman, painkiller, surgery] 654 words
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Abortions Should not Be Legalized in the Philippines - ... Despite the use of such anesthetics, Almost 97% of women that committed abortions have been reported experiencing extreme pain during the procedure. Compared to other pains, researchers have rated the pain from abortion as more afflictive than a bone fracture, about the same as cancer pain. The use of more powerful general anesthetics can reduce the pain, but it increases the risk of cervical injury. On the other hand, if you choose to keep your child, you will feel that labor pain was not that bad at all....   [tags: surgery, pregnancy, depression] 570 words
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Language Therapy for Cleft Palate and/or Cleft Lip - Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip is one of the most common facial defects in infants. However, surgery can correct either defect or both. Scientists believe that environmental and genetic factors though don’t have a specific cause in which they can prevent Cleft Palate or Lip to occur. “Cleft Palate is a split or opening in the roof of the mouth, and can involve the hard palate and/or the soft palate… Cleft Lip is the physical split or separation of the two sides of the upper lip and appears as a narrow opening or gap in the skin of the upper lip....   [tags: Children, Corrective, Surgery] 538 words
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The Effects of Coronary Artery Disease and the Effects it has on its Victims - Coronary Artery Disease, also known as Coronary Heart Disease, remains the leading cause of death in the United States accounting for 1.4 million deaths per year (Rimmerman, 2000). What is coronary artery disease. It’s the narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the myocardium, which is the heart muscle. Severe coronary artery disease can potentially leaf to Congestive Heart Failure. What causes coronary artery disease. The cause of coronary artery disease is atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries....   [tags: Lifestyle Changes, Bypass Surgery]
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The Use of Medical Image to Diagnose and Treat Illness - ... Two major examples of phenomena used to image in the cancer field are the positron emission tomography (PET) and the single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). The way that the “PET” works is that it creates computerized images of chemical changes, such as sugar in the metabolism, that take place in tissue. The radioactive sugar can help in the search to locating a tumor in a person’s body. Due to the reason that cancer cells take up or absorb sugar more avidly than other tissues in the body this is how the tomography is able to appear....   [tags: doctors, surgery, cure patients] 749 words
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Best Practice in Caring for Patients with an Ostomy - ... The WOCN (2010) establishes as best practice that the family also be involved in this discussion, as they will likely help the patient in the initial phase of recovery. The nurse should provide the patient with an approximate time frame of how long the surgery will take, the recovery period, and then plan for once the nurse discharges the patient. Taylor (2012) suggests preoperative information place a valuable role in reducing postoperative pain anxiety and aiding faster recovery. The patient should be allowed to ask questions not only of the surgery but the recovery, expectations for long term care, and what psychosocial and physical changes may occur after the procedure (WOCN, 2010)....   [tags: surgery, nurses, observation]
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Summary and Review of Uglies by Scott Westerfield - ... Tally loves causing trouble, even though sometimes, the intensions aren’t like that. Also, Tally is a very brave sixteen -year old. Even though she has caused much trouble, especially to smokies, Tally is willing to clean up the mess and try to fix everything. At the beginning of the book, Tally’s goal is to turn sixteen and become a pretty. Many obstacles come in her way and towards the middle of the book; Tally realizes how she loves and has a good life being ugly. Now that she wants to be an Ugly, she can’t....   [tags: surgery, pretty, authorties] 649 words
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The History and Benefits of Anesthesia - The creation of anesthesia is the greatest breakthrough since the wheel. It has not only helped the development of medicine in the doctoring field, but has also helped in the dentistry field. Without anesthesia, medical surgeries would not be possible. Some of the procedures that need to be done then and now would not be possible without some type of anesthetic. They are far too painful to be done on a conscious person. Although the original anesthetics are not used anymore, they were used to further advance anesthesia and helped to develop better methods and medicine....   [tags: surgery, pain, medicine] 541 words
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The Cyberknife Stereotactic Surrgery by John R. Adler - The Cyberknife stereotactic surgery, developed in 1997 by John R. Adler, a professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology from Stanford University, and manufactured by Accuracy, Inc., involves a frameless robotic system focusing high concentrations of radiation to target small, critically located tumors without invasive surgery of the skull. This image guided robotic radiosurgery has helped replace external beam radiotherapy and have proved to be a safe and effective for patients with pituitary adenomas (Cho et al., 2009)....   [tags: robot, endocrinopathies] 1109 words
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A Baby Born with a Heart Defect - ... PH 7.36, CO2 55, PaO2 33, HCO3 27.8 and BE 4.6. – SIMV / PRVC / PS – rate 30, VT 60, peep 5, 40% and PS of 10. PH 7.37, CO2 52, PaO2 31, HCO3 27.1 and BE 3.9. – SIMV / PRVC / PS – rate 30, VT 60, peep 5, 40% and PS of 10. PH 7.39, CO2 47, PaO2 31, HCO3 26.5 and BE 3.0. – SIMV / PRVC / PS – rate 30, VT 60, peep 5, 40% and PS of 10. Here is his the total blood count with enzymes WBC 8.21 mEq/L [3.9 – 11.7 x 10 to the 3rd power/mcl], hemoglobin 10.9 mEq/L low [13.3 – 17.7 g/dl], hematocrit 33.9 mEq/L, Sodium 143 mEq/L [137 – 145], Potassium 3.7 mEq/L [3.6 – 5.0], Chloride 96 mEq/L [98 – 107], Enzymatic CO2 30 mEq/L [22 – 34], Glucose 110 mg/dl [70 – 110], Blood urea Nitrogen [bun] 4 mg/dl...   [tags: surgery, ventilator, ventricle] 1102 words
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Complementary Effects of Bevacizumab and MMC - METHODS All animals were used in accordance with the standards in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Statement for the Use of Animals in Ophthalmic and Vision Research. The Institutional Animal Care and Research Advisory Committee of KU Leuven approved all experimental animal procedures. Mouse model of glaucoma filtration surgery C57BL/6J mice (8-10 weeks old, Charles River Laboratories) were anesthetized via an intraperitoneal injection of 10 times-diluted (60 mg/kg final dose) sodium pentobarbital (Nembutal, 60 mg/ml; CEVA, Sante Animale)....   [tags: Glaucoma Filtration Surgery, Improvements]
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Symptoms and Treatments of Coronary Heart Disease - ... • Warfarin- Are used to prevent the formation of blood clots. • ACE inhibitors Are used to lower elevated blood pressure. • Anti-anginal medications- Are used to relieve pressure on the coronary arteries surrounding the heart. Although these medicines are effective they are short-term treatments and do not permanently treat coronary heart disease. Bypass surgery- Coronary bypass artery surgery involves taking a blood vessel from the legs arms or chest and grafting it onto the heart. The narrowing in the artery is essentially bypassed using the blood vessel....   [tags: medicine, lifestyle, surgery] 518 words
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The Various Types of and Uses for Endoscopes - ... Uses An endoscope can be integrated with surgical instruments; it can send pulses or heat and electricity and obliterate small tumors or gall stones. Endoscopes have their own names according to their application, such as: • Bronchoscopes - they examine the air passages and the lungs. • Colonoscopes - they examine the colon. • Gastroscopes - they examine the small intestine, stomach and esophagus (throat). • Arthroscopes - they examine the joints. • Hysteroscopes - they examine a woman's uterus....   [tags: healthcare, surgery, images] 1224 words
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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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Is Lung Cancer Operable? : Lung Cancer Treatment Options - Whether lung cancer is operable or not, may well depend upon the circumstances of the patient involved; however, where certain factors do not allow for this option, other treatments may well be offered. Many factors must be taken into consideration before any treatment or operation can take place, as either may have a prominent bearing on the prognosis of the cancer patient. Although lung cancer is generally operable, by using either traditional open surgery, or one of the less intrusive and more sophisticated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgeries (VATS), often it may not be considered to be the best option for a patient....   [tags: treatment, surgery, type, technologies] 548 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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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 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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E. Faecalisn: An Infection in Hospitals - E. faecalis accounts for many nosocomial infections in hospitals. An increase in devises such as IV’s and catheters are linked to the leading cause of infections. They are mostly isolated from samples of human intestine. They are normal inhabitants for urinary tract infections, bacteremia, meningitis and wounds. These infections mostly occur after abdominal surgery. Urinary tract infections are said to be the third most common diseases E. faecalis can cause. Urinary tract infection also known as (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system....   [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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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 - We open at “Romero & Son’s” a butcher shop located in one of the last Italian-American neigborhoods in the country, Boston’s North End. Here we meet the staff of Romero and Son’s. ALEX ROMERO (28) lean solid build with dark intense eyes, CARLOS OSARIO (30) skinny,latino and covered in tattoos, and CONCETTA ROMERO (55) Alex’s mother, a fierce itaian woman who runs the register with military presicion. MRS.GARZA an elderly woman slowly pushes herself to the front of the line and complains about the coppa she bought being to spicy before Concetta can give her a snappy answer Alex offers to exchange her purchase fpr some Salami....   [tags: italian, hero, surgery, blood] 814 words
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Waiting for an Organ Transplant - Currently more than 118,617 men, women, and children are waiting for a transplant. With this high demand of organ transplants there is a need of supply. According to the OPTN Annual report of 2008, the median national waiting time for a heart transplant is 113 days, 141 days for lungs, 361 days for livers, 1219 days for kidneys, 260 days for pancreas, 159 days for any part of the intestine. With this world of diseases and conditions, we are in desperate desideratum of organs. Organ transplants followed by blood into a donating organ transfusions, are ways medical procedures are helping better the lives of the patients....   [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 - The control of the medical market in medieval Europe, specifically in Britain and France was under little authority, unlike in neighboring regions like Italy and Germany. With little control, services were offered to the population by "specialists" whether or not they had a license or some examined degree of competency, and with a medical market place with an increasingly high demand, supply was erupting from different sources to meet different demands for different illnesses for varying demographics creating some key players in the medical market place....   [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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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 - The main part of a physical therapist’s (PT) job is to help their patients return to full activity. Most of the time they work with patients who are recovering from surgery, which can be both athletes and nonathletes. They help the patients relearn how to walk and run if they had surgery on their leg, or to write if they have surgery on their hand or arm. PTs work closely with surgeons for rehabilitation both before and after to strengthen muscles and regain full movement. They examine and determine each patient’s needs and set goals for the patient....   [tags: surgery, massage, fitness] 845 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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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 - There are several forms of treatment procedures for pressure ulcers, such as, changing positions and using dressings to reduce any pressure on the skin. In some cases, when the ulcer is at its worst, surgery may be required. Changing position, also known as bed rolling, is a common form of treatment. This is something that can be done at home, to avoid placing unwarranted pressure on the areas that are vulnerable to ulcer formation. In addition, regular movements also prevent pressure ulcers from developing....   [tags: dressings, bacteria, surgery] 693 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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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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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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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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Plastics - I want to say one word to you. Yes sir. Are you listening . Yes sir, I am. PLASTICS . - The Graduate (1967) 1. Definition of Plastics Plastics can be defined as used materials which are primarily based on two materials, polymers and prepolymers (Elias, 1993). However, the previously mentioned definition suffers from a serious weakness as it does not explain the basic method of how plastics are made. A better definition of plastics is that they are “synthetic materials composed of a series or chain of molecules which, when heat or pressure is applied, can be formed into desired shapes” (Lincoln et al....   [tags: Conservation ] 2461 words
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Total Hip Arthroplasty - ... If the patient does not wait too long to have the procedure, it will make it much easier to recover. It is also important to research and ask your surgeon if it really is time. I know this first-hand because my mother had this surgery. It was miracle for her, but she realized that she waited much too long. Her condition as a child was Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, also known as SCFE. This disease caused her hip joint to dislocate with every step she took. When she was twelve years old, she had two metal pins put in her hip joint to hold it in place....   [tags: hip replacement, surgery, negative]
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Nursing: Transformational Leadership - The Strange Voyage 1. I think that the patient misunderstood the nurse’s intentions when he was moved from the ICU to the other places in the hospital because there was limited communication letting the know what will be happening. It seems that the patient was not familiar with the hospital, procedures and the people and because of that, the patient felt that all the interventions were to harm him. Even before the surgery, the surgeon visited the patient very quickly and told the patient this was a routine surgery....   [tags: patients, relationship, surgery]
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Plastics - Plastic materials have become so numerous that you cannot go through a single day without touching something made of plastic. Toothbrushes, ballpoint pens, unbreakable dishes, cabinets and knobs for machines and appliances, light switches – all of these things and many more are made of plastic. It seems hard to believe that before 1869, there was no such thing as plastic. The first plastic, celluloid, was invented in 1869 by John Wesley Hyatt, (Meikle 5). A $10,000 prize had been offered to anyone who invented a material that could replace ivory for making billiard balls....   [tags: essays research papers] 543 words
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