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Respiratory failure - acute/chronic - symptoms and treatment

Respiratory failure - acute/chronic - symptoms and treatment

Respiratory failure - The inability of the LUNGS to diffuse enough oxygen into the bloodstream to meet the body’s needs. Respiratory failure may arise from end-stage pulmonary disease, extensive trauma, severe CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (CVD) or crisis (such as HEART ATTACK), neurologic damage or injury (such as

Urinary Incontinence - diagnosis, causes and treatment

What is Urinary Incontinence and types The involuntary leakage of URINE from the URETHRA. Health experts estimate that as many as 12 million Americans experience some degree of urinary incontinence, which becomes increasingly common with advancing age. There are several types of urinary continence. They

Orchiectomy procedure - risks and side effects

Orchiectomy procedure - risks and side effects

What is Orchiectomy procedure Orchiectomy is a surgical OPERATION to remove one testicle (unilateral orchiectomy) or both TESTICLES (bilateral orchiectomy) in a man. Unilateral orchiectomy is typically a treatment for TESTICULAR CANCER or severe TESTICULAR TORSION in which the testicle becomes gangrenous due to

Antimitochondrial antibodies

What are Antimitochondrial antibodies Autoantibodies the IMMUNE SYSTEM produces that attack the mitochondria within self cells. Mitochondria are the organelles (functional structures) within a cell that generate the energy the cell needs to carry out its activities. Antimitochondrial antibodies are proteins that bind

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) is a specialized unit within a hospital that provides comprehensive medical care for people recovering from HEART ATTACK or receiving treatment for other life-threatening cardiovascular diseases. Large hospitals have separate units for medical patients (such as those who have had

CA-125 - Cancer antigen (tumor and blood)

CA-125 - Cancer antigen (tumor and blood)

Cancer ANTIGEN 125, a protein often elevated in the BLOOD circulation when certain cancers are growing in the body. The cells of the OVARIES, UTERUS, and FALLOPIAN TUBES produce CA-125; consequently CA-125 levels rise in OVARIAN CANCER, ENDOMETRIAL CANCER (cancer of the uterus), and CERVICAL CANCER. The most

Neurogenic Bladder - denitfion, symptoms and treatment

What is Neurogenic Bladder and Definition A condition in which the nerves that control the BLADDER do not work properly, allowing the bladder to be underactive (hypotonic) or overactive (spastic). Damage may occur to the SPINAL CORD AND SPINAL NERVES, BRAIN, or PERIPHERAL NERVES that serve the bladder. Conditions