Archive for the ‘anatomy’ Category

Placenta Previa

Placenta previa is an obstetric complication that occurs in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. It may cause serious morbidity and mortality to both the fetus and the mother. It is one of the leading causes of vaginal bleeding in the second and third trimesters. Placenta previa. [ CLOSE WINDOW ] Placenta previa. Placenta [...]

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About Meningiomas

Meningiomas are usually slow-growing (benign) tumors that develop from the meninges, the protective linings of the brain and spinal cord. They may be found over the surface of the brain (the convesities), at the base of the brain, or along the folx, a fibrous sheath dividing the right and left sides of the brain. Meningiomas [...]

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Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines

Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut could have serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because of these problems, you might not notice a [...]

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Treating Acute Hemorrhagic Stroke

While there has been a virtual revolution in the treatment of ischemic stroke thanks to the advent of tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA), the options for reducing the potential for damage in hemorrhagic stroke are more limited. Nonetheless, progress is being made here, too — especially in the area of prevention. In addition, new research provides [...]

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