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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Undermining And Tunneling

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Difference between periodontal pocket and loss of attachment?

Difference between periodontal pocket and loss of attachment?

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 more

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What is the difference between lancing and puncturing?

What is the difference between lancing and puncturing?

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

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What is the difference between surgical and sharp debridement?

What is the difference between surgical and sharp debridement?

Semantics: Debridement is the removal of dead, damaged or diseased tissue from a wound. It can be done in several ways. If you use a knife, this is "sharp" debridement, which is often done in a surgical setting, making it surgical debridement. ...Read more

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What is the difference between closed and in-line suctioning of tracheostomy?

What is the difference between closed and in-line suctioning of tracheostomy?

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

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What is the difference between undermining and tunneling in regards to stage 4 pressure ulcers?

What is the difference between undermining and tunneling in regards to stage 4 pressure ulcers?

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 more

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What's the difference between epithelial and connective tissue comparison and contrast?

What's the difference between epithelial and connective tissue comparison and contrast?

Outside inside tissu: basically the epithelial cells line the surface of the body such as the skin, the mouth the intestine and so forth while the connective tissue is inside the body tissue ...Read more

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What is the difference between scars and healing areas?

What is the difference between scars and healing areas?

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

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What is the difference between ASD and PTSD?

What is the difference between ASD and PTSD?

ASD & PTSD: Acute stress disorder symptoms can be similar to PTSD symptoms, except that ASD symptoms last for a minimum of 2 days & up to 4 weeks, while PTSD lasts much longer (more than a month). ...Read more

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What is the difference between shock and trauma?

What is the difference between shock and trauma?

Effect on body: Shock is a physical event in your body that means inadequate circulation to maintain oxygen or nurtriants to tissue, often from low blood pressue from dehydration or blood loss. Trauma meams injury either mild or severe but may not lead to schock ...Read more

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Whats the difference between debridement and a root scaling?

Whats the difference between debridement and a root scaling?

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 more

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What is the difference between lead pipe and clasp knife rigidity?

What is the difference between lead pipe and clasp knife rigidity?

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

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What is the primary difference between the dermis and epidermis?

What is the primary difference between the dermis and epidermis?

Skin layers: The epidermis is the outer most layer of skin and the dermis is the tissue just below that. ...Read more

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What's the difference between fetal and adult circulation?

What's the difference between fetal and adult circulation?

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

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Is there a difference between stitches and sutures?

Is there a difference between stitches and sutures?

No: There is no difference between stitches and sutures. Stitches is just more of a lay term for sutures, which is more of a medical term. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between flow volume and horizontal location?

Is there a relationship between flow volume and horizontal location?

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

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What is the difference between and openbite and an overjet?

What is the difference between and openbite and an overjet?

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 more

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What is the difference between narrow-angle and closed-angle glaucoma?

What is the difference between narrow-angle and closed-angle glaucoma?

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 more

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Whats the difference between abscess and tmj?

Whats the difference between abscess and tmj?

Pus: An Abscess is a collection of pus. Can be anywhere in the body. TMJ is a diorder of the jaw joint and associatd structures. ...Read more

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