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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

The term “minimally invasive bunion surgery” is a very vague term that can include a wide range of surgical approaches to bunion treatment, such as the removal of all or part or all of the bunions. Nevertheless, it is loosely defined as a minimally invasive approach to a patient’s surgical procedure. It is important to […]

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Digestive System Hepatology

Cirrhosis of Liver Life Expectancy

Cirrhosis is a progressive disease, meaning it gets worse over time. Once you have cirrhosis, there’s no way to reverse it. Instead, treatment focuses on slowing down its progression. Depending on how severe it is, cirrhosis can have an effect on life expectancy. If you have cirrhosis, there are several tools your doctor can use […]

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Health Education

Medication Adherence

When the prescribed drug regimen are implemented by the patients and Healthcare providers with mutual understanding, medication adherence can be achieved. Medication adherence is a term used when the patient follow the treatment procedures as prescribed.W.H.O defines Medication Adherence as “The degree to which the patient’s behaviour corresponds with the agreed recommendations from a Health […]

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Health Education

What is deaf culture?

Introduction Culturally deaf refers to individuals who identify with and participate in the language, culture, and community of Deaf people, based on a signed language. Deaf culture does not perceive hearing loss and deafness from a pathological point of view, but rather from a socio-cultural linguistic point of view, indicated by a capital ‘D’ as […]

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Pain

Medicines for headache

The common medicines used in headache are: Paracetamol Ibuprofen Naproxen Codeine Aspirin Diclofenac Ketorolac etc. Generally, NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) are used in treating headaches. Sometimes Opioid analgesics are also prescribed depending upon the severity of the headache. Initially, the doctor recommends painkillers like Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen. If headaches are more than moderate, opioid analgesics are […]

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ICD-10

cirrhosis icd 10

The code for unspecified cirrhosis icd 10 is K74.6. K74.3Primary biliary cirrhosis (Chronic nonsuppurative destructive cholangitis) K74.4Secondary biliary cirrhosis K74.5Biliary cirrhosis, unspecified ICD-10-CM Codes The code of cirrhosis icd 10 is given below: Chapter XIDiseases of the Digestive System (K00-K93) This chapter includes : K00-K14 Diseases of the oral cavity, salivary glands, and jaws. K20-K31 […]

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Urinary System

how long can someone live on dialysis

Someone lives on dialysis for 5-10 years on average. The life expectancy on dialysis depends on the other medical conditions you have and whether you come in all dialysis treatments or not. The average life expectancy on kidney dialysis is 5-10 years. However, many patients have lived well for 20 years to 30 years on […]

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Respiratory System

How do you know if you have pneumonia?

If you have pneumonia, you will have the following common signs and symptoms : Coughing possibly production of sputum. In bacterial infection, the sputum is red-brown, yellow, and green whereas in viral and mycoplasma pneumonia the sputum is a thin whitish color. Sweating Fever and shivering chills. Chest pain that gets worse by deep breathing […]

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Reproductive System

why are my period cramps worse at night?

What Are Menstrual Cramps? Menstrual cramps also called dysmenorrhea in medical term are tender or cramping pains in the lower abdomen. Just before and during their menstrual periods women face the problem of period cramps. For some women, period cramp is merely annoying. For others, it can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities […]

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cardiovascular system

Exact location of heart in the human body.

The location of heart in the human body is obliquely in mediastinum between two lungs in the thoracic cavity. How many chambers are there in human heart? What are they? There are four chambers in human heart. They are: Right atrium Right Ventricle Left Atrium Left ventricle What is the location of ventricles in heart […]