Tuberculosis – Emerging Diagnostic Methods

TUBERCULOSIS – EMERGING DIAGNOSTIC METHODS. Challenges Ahead. (Role of Clinical Microbiology Laboratories) Importance of Microscopy: Smear examination for the detection of Acid fast bacilli continues to be the gold standard in Diagnosis of Tuberculosis. In spite of several inadequacies, Microscopy for AFB detection is economical, specific and the man power can be trained easily. The…

How Does Hair Grow?

Many people agonize over the growth rate of their hair. Let’s face it, nothing grows out slower than a bad haircut! What most people don’t realize though, is that your hair is constantly going through 3 stages of growth. Once a hair falls out, it doesn’t mean that that’s it for that particular spot where…

Causes of Pneumonia, Symptoms and Treatment

Pneumonia is a common but potentially deadly inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by an infection. When the air sacs in the lungs become infected, pus and other liquid fill them, making it difficult to breathe and difficult for oxygen to reach your blood. Pneumonia can affect a single section of your lungs, in which…

Relevant Cure for Pleurisy and Pleural Effusion

When you breathe normally, the lungs expand and contract easily and rhythmically inside your rib cage. Each lung is enclosed in a moist, smooth, two-layered membrane, which is called a pleura. The pleura lubricates the moving parts of the lungs and makes breathing easier. The outer layer of the pleura lines the rib cage. Between…

Causes of Chest Pain

Everyone at some point in their lives will experience chest pain and some times its severe chest pain. Your chest covers a large part of your body and there is alot of territory there, so to speak. It also contains most of your bodies vital organs. These vital organs in your chest, are protected by…

Bronchitis – Information and Symptoms

Acute bronchitis is usually due to an infection and generally lasts for no more than a few weeks and will resolve either with treatment or on its own. It can be caused by the same viruses that cause the common cold and is a common complication of the cold or flu. Bronchitis is an inflammation…

Shoulder Dislocation

A joint dislocation occurs when the two joint surfaces, which normally sit in intimate contact with each other, are wrenched away from each other to lie apart without any relationship. Joints have a surrounding ligamentous bag called a joint capsule and this can be typically injured as the surfaces force their way past each other.…

FRACTURED NOSE CAUSES, COMPLICATIONS AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

A fractured nose is the most common facial fracture. It usually results from blunt injury and is commonly associated with other facial fractures. The severity of the fracture depends on the direction, force, and type of the blow. A severe comminuted fracture may cause extreme swelling or bleeding that may jeopardize the airwayand require a…

INCISIONS IN HEAD AND NECK REGION

INCISIONS IN HEAD AND NECK REGION Author: Dr. Altaf H Malik Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Govt. Dental College, Srinagar. Co authors:  Dr. Ajaz A Shah Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Govt. Dental College, Srinagar. Dr. Suhail Latoo Lecturer Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Govt. Dental College, Srinagar.…

What Are The Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is not a disease but a condition, just like deaf.Children and adults with this condition should not be called as cerebral palsy children but children having cerebral palsy. Similarly for the deaf, one should speak person is having deafness and not to call him a deaf person. What Is Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy…

Paralysis massage

A) Characteristic sign and symptoms in paralysis: 1. Patient may present as monoplegia (only one limb affected), hemiplegia (one half of body affected with or without involvement of face), paraplegia (both lower limbs affected), or with facial paralysis in which one side of face is affected. 2. General signs include stiffness, loss of all movements…

What Causes a Hiatal Hernia?

Hernia OverviewA hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. These contents, usually portions of intestine or abdominal fatty tissue, are enclosed in the thin membrane that naturally lines the inside of the cavity. Although the term hernia can be used for bulges in…

Spine Decompression Surgery

Motorcycling, sky diving and scuba diving are a few activities that Jill Misangyi, a registered nurse from Canada, never imagined she would be able to do until her spinal decompression surgery with fusion and instrumentation recently in India through Healthbase . Jill had been suffering from chronic back pain for 16 years. Back pains are…