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What are the branches of immunology?

What are the branches of immunology?

Innate and Adaptive: Innate immune cells such as neutrophils are our first-line defense and this type of immune system is found in most animals. Adaptive immune cells, such as T and B cells are able to become "memory" cells that allow us to build up immunity to viruses and bacteria that challenge us and try to attack us again. Vaccines help to boost our adaptive immunity so that we have a leg up on infections. ...Read more

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Meidial branch blocks. What doesthis do exactly?

Meidial branch blocks. What doesthis do exactly?

Diagnose back pain: The medial branches are small nerves that sense pain in the facet joints of your spine. If your doctor suspects that problems in your facet joints, such as arthritis, are contributing to your pain, diagnostic medial branch blocks may be performed to confirm the diagnosis. If two successive diagnostic medial branch blocks are considered positive, your pain doctor may recommend rfa. ...Read more

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What if a medial branch block does not work?

What if a medial branch block does not work?

Facet Injections!: The good news is that if medial branch blocks are not successful, another option is to ask your doctor about injecting into the facet joint directly with local anesthetic and steroid. ...Read more

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When did radiology become its own branch of medicine?

When did radiology become its own branch of medicine?

About 1934.: 1895 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered medical xrays. 1934 - Henry Pancoast became the founding president of the American Board of Radiology. ...Read more

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How long till my cornea heals? Got branch in it when doing my yard work.

How long till my cornea heals? Got branch in it when doing my yard work.

Abraion: Abrasion (a scrape off of the corneal epithelium) is quite painful but will heal quickly in most cases. A branch hit might need evaluation as portions of the material may have penetrated more deeply so consider seeing your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is a hemi-crvo ? & what's the difference from crvo or branch occlusion?

What is a hemi-crvo ?  & what's the difference from crvo or branch occlusion?

Vein occlusion : A retinal vein occlusion may be total (crvo), 1/2 the retina (hemi-retinal), branched (brvo), or tertiary (smaller, branch retinal vein occlusion). So it's the size of vein that's occluded that depicts the name. Most often these occur from hypertension. ...Read more

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What is a bundle branch block?

What is a bundle branch block?

Wiring: The heart is a muscle but how fast it beats is controlled by special cells, sort of like electric wiring. The main wire divides into two, one to the right and one to the left. If part of that wiring becomes abnormal you get a right or left bundle branch block. It results in a typical pattern on the ekg. ...Read more

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What are branched-chain amino acids?

What are branched-chain amino acids?

Let me explain: The essential branched chain Amino Acids (bcaa's) include leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The above "essential" Amino Acids will be used for protein synthesis which is optimal for advanced human performance. It should also be noted that essential Amino Acids are not produced in the body such as non-essential amino acids, but rather obtained through proper nutrition. ...Read more