Peritoneal Dialysis

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

In Peritoneal Dialysis, a membrane that is lining the person’s abdomen and covers the organs of the abdomen, called peritoneum, acts as a permeable filter. The membrane consists of a rich blood vessel network and a large surface region. Blood substances may easily filter through the person’s peritoneum into the cavity of the abdomen, if […]

Septic Shock

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Septic Shock is a medical condition, where blood pressure falls to life-threatening levels, caused by sepsis. Septic shock happens most frequently in individuals over the age of 50, with impaired immune systems, and in newborns. Septic Shock may be life-threatening in people with low white blood cell counts (for example, in people with cirrhosis or […]

Broken Blood Vessel Repair

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Broken Blood Vessels can be treated by repair of a blood vessel damaged through disease or injury. Depending on extent of the surgery and other injuries or diseases, an individual is given general, regional or local anesthetic. The skin overlying the vessel to be repaired on, is shaved and scrubbed with soap and antiseptic. Most […]

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