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Difference Between Undermining And Tunneling
Related: When the attachment of the periodontal ligament is lost, it allows a pocket to develop. The attachment is the healthy protective barrier and the pocket is the destruction in the bone as a result of the disease process. Here is a good general resource for more information on Periodontal (gum) disease: http://www.perio.org/consumer/types-gum-disease.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is similar: Punturing is done with a needle, but can be done by the tip of the blade as well, Lancing involves a smaller linear cut, for which a knife or calpel is used. Both techniques may be used to drain abscesses. ...Read more
Same: In an effort to reduce infections in ventilated patients, the use of a closed or in- line suctioning system has been utilized. This reduces the chances of introducing bacteria either by the person suctioning or from the outside environment. The drawback is that the catheters used are usually plastic, and can cause tracheal irritation, injury, and bleeding. Softer rubber catheters are less traumati. ...Read more
They are the same: A stage 4 ulcer is the deepest type of pressure ulcer that forms over a pressure point due to diminished sensation and/or inability to move and relieve pressure. Examples are spinal cord injury patients or older stroke and debilitated bed-bound patients. Most vulnerable is the deepest (muscle) tissue, then the fat then the skin. This leads to the undermining seen at the base of the ulcer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Same thing: All injuries heal with a scar, which is a normal healing process. Occasionally scars develop abnormally and become thick and hard - this is called a hypertrophic scar. A scar that grows beyond the boundaries of the wound is a keloid scar. ...Read more
General vs specific.: Root scaling is a process whereby built up plaque is scraped of with a fine tool from the enamel of the tooth, generally by a dental hygienist, or dentist. Debridement is a general term for surgically cleaning of a any wound, any place in the body at all levels of skin. For example, there are 4 stages of pressure sores: stage i-4, depending on the depth (3 goes to mm, 4 to bone). Deep ones-debride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does this help?: 'cogwheel' rigidity and 'leadpipe' rigidity are two types identified with parkinson's disease. 'leadpipe' rigidity results when an increase in muscle tone causes a sustained resistance to passive movement throughout the whole range of motion, with no fluctuations.'cogwheel' rigidity is a combination of leadpipe rigidity and tremor which presents as a jerky resistance to passive movement. ...Read more
Many differences.: The fetal circulation is a wonderful demonstration of the evolutionary wisdom of mother nature. It contains three vital shunts (ductus venosus, foramen ovale, ductus arteriosus) that serve to bypass the lungs (have no contribution to gas exchange in utero) and deliver the most oxygen/nutrient-rich blood to the coronary and carotid arteries. Finally, both hypogastric arteries connect to placenta! ...Read more
More detail!: What substance, vessel, machine? Do you mean in an air conditioning unit, a river, the lung? Please clarify and ask again. ...Read more
Open verses over: An openbite generally is where the upper and lower anterior teeth do not overlap, i.e. If you can put your tongue between your anterior teeth with your upper and lower back teeth closed. An overjet is the distance the upper front teeth are out in front of the lower front teeth, i.e. "buck teeth" would be considered a severe overjet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little: These are terms used for the type of glaucoma that is caused by anatomical obstruction by the iris of the fluid outflow from the eye. Both terms are commonly used. This causes an acute attack and this is an ophthalmological emergency. You should see your ophthalmologist immediately as treatment is very effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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