Zenker Diverticulum

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Zenker diverticulum is a type of common outpouching back of the throat in the esophagus resulted from an increased pressure causing mucous membrane of the esophagus to herniate through the esophagus wall. This condition is uncommon and usually occurs in elderly people. Patients usually experience no symptoms however symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, pnemonia, bronchitis […]

Urinalysis (Urine Test)

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

This article briefly discusses the Urinalysis procedure. Intravenous urography is an x-ray used to display lower urinary tract and kidneys. Radiocontrast substance (radiopaque substance), which may be seen on X-ray, is given intravenously. The substance starts to accumulate in the kidney, generally, in less than five minutes. After that x-ray film is obtained. X-ray film […]

Abdominal Pain

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Abdominal Pain may be resulted from disorders along the person’s digestive tract or elsewhere in the abdomen. These problems may include gallstones, ruptured esophagus, pancreatitis, appendicitis, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and perforated ulcer. Some of such diseases are considerably minor; others can be life-threatening. A physician must determine whether prompt treatment is required or whether […]

Cortical Necrosis

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Cortical Necrosis is a rare type of dead kidney tissue, that affects all or some of the outer kidney part (called Cortex), but not the medulla (inner part). Cortical Necrosis is caused by small artery obstruction to the outer part of the kidney (cortex), which may be resulted from many conditions. Cortical Necrosis may happen […]


Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Mammography is a procedure that uses low level x-rays to detect abnormal parts in the breasts and is one of the best ways to discover breast cancer in its early stages. Mammography is considered to be sensitive enough to find the possibility of cancers early on. For such reasons, the test can show cancer, when […]

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