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What is a electro homiopathy?

What is a electro homiopathy?

Unscientific: This is a late-1800's school of independent medical thought. These practitioners present themselves as persecuted geniuses and misunderstood humanitarians rather than do the easy controlled scientific studies that would clarify whether their stuff actually works or is just a lot of magic thinking and sweet-talk. It's your money. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/electrohomeopathy. ...Read more

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What is electrohomiopathy?

What is electrohomiopathy?

Electrohomeopathy??: That sounds like some non-medical thing some person or group is trying to sell to the public. Stick with real medicine. ...Read more

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What is a rhizotomy?

What is a rhizotomy?

To: Cut the nerve: Rhizotomy literally means [nerve] 'root' (rhiz) 'cut' (otomy). The goal of a facet rhizotomy, either neck (cervical) rhizotomy or back (lumbar) is to provide pain relief by stopping the pain signals that the spine facet joints send to the brain. Patients undergo facet joint injections to verify the exact location of pain generator then an electrode is then placed/heated (radiofrequency ablation). ...Read more

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What is a paraganglioma?

What is a paraganglioma?

A paraganglioma is : A rare neuroendocrine tumor that may develop at various body sites (including the head, neck, thorax and abdomen). The majority are benign and cured by surgical removal; rarely can be malignant and can spread to other parts of the body. ...Read more

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What is a cardioangiogram?

What is a cardioangiogram?

Angio: I presume you are mistakenly referring to coronary angiogram. During this test we image the heart and coronary arteries. ...Read more

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What is a myopathy?

What is a myopathy?

Disease of muscle: By definition, this is a problem primarily associated with muscular damage and weakness. Classically, many of the disorders are hereditary, e.g., muscular dystrophy, but others may be autoimmune, such as polymyositis. The term implies focal involvement of muscle, as contrasted with neuropathy, which points to nerve problems. ...Read more

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What is a pneumoencephalography?

What is a pneumoencephalography?

Outdated exam: Prior to CT and MRI imaging of the brain was very limited. At that time air could be injected into the spinal canal and then would collect in the normal ventricles of the brain and be visible on x-rays of the skull. This stopped being performed decades ago. As a pop culture footnote, a pneumoencephalogram is shown in the movie the Exorcist. ...Read more

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What is a defibrillator?

What is a defibrillator?

Device for the heart: A defibrillator uses electrical current to reset the rhythm of the heart when it is irregular and too rapid. They are used in cardiac arrest when the rhythm is ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia. They can be used to reset atrial fibrillation either emergently or electively as well. They can be external devices or can even be implanted in the body for patients at risk of arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What is a thalamotomy and a pallidotomy?

What is a thalamotomy and a pallidotomy?

Brain surgery: These are surgeries usually performed for pain disorders or movement disorders like parkinson's syndrome. They are lesions created deep in the brain to help people with difficulties such as those described. Better treatments than creating lesions are stimulators which do not destroy brain tissue but stimulate it to create the same benefit. ...Read more

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What is a borderline chiari?

What is a borderline chiari?

Incidental on MRI: Chiari type i is an incidental finding on an MRI that shows low lying tonsils of the cerebellum. A line can be drawn on the film and the measurement in millimeters of how low the tonsils lie. If just a few mm, it is considered borderline. Most cases are just incidental and are not clinically relevant. ...Read more

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What is a rizotomy?

What is a rizotomy?

Thermal Lesion: Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure where thermal energy is used to ablate/cut a nerve in half. This will in essence stop transmission of signals through that nerve, mainly pain signals. This technology can be used for treating the spine, nerve pain disorders, also be used for heart problems and treat tumors. ...Read more

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What is a non-invasive cardiologist?

What is a non-invasive cardiologist?

Non invasive: A non-invasive cardiologist is one who provides diagnosis and treatment without performing tests that physically invade the body. An invasive cardiologist typically performs cardiac catheterization and interventional cardiologists provide additional invasive services. ...Read more

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What is a pacemaker?

What is a pacemaker?

Heart device.: A cardiac pacemaker is a device that is implanted in the chest to permanently regulate heartbeat rhythms. The pacemaker monitors the heartbeat to make sure it is not beating too slowly, and when necessary transmits electric pulses to the heart to increase the heartbeat pace. Pacemakers are periodically replaced every several years when the battery runs out. ...Read more

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What is a tumor that is cancerous called? And what is a medical term that means "to die"?

What is a tumor that is cancerous called? And what is a medical term that means "to die"?

Cancerous: Cancerous of course is a term itself, denoting...Cancer. Depending on the biopsy diagnosis, the cancer may be named by it's tissue diagnosis, for example basal cell cancer, or squamus cell cancer. Not all tumors are cancerous, etc. The biopsy will determine pathology. To expire, is a medical term referring to when a patient dies (the pt "expired" after a long fight with lung cancer). ...Read more

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What is a somatostatinoma?

What is a somatostatinoma?

Somatostatinoma: Somatostatinoma is a tumor of the delta cells of the endocrine pancreas that produces somatostatin. It is associated with diabetes mellitus and abnormal glucose tolerance. ...Read more

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What is a hypophysectomy?

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What is a hypophysectomy?

Hypophysectomy: Surgical removal of the Pituitary gland (Hypophysis). ...Read more

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What is a hypertrophic thyroid?

What is a hypertrophic thyroid?

Goiter: Hypertrophic means "enlarged". Presumably you are reading an ultrasound report or some kind of imaging. Sounds like you have an enlarged thyroid (goiter). Did they see "nodules"? You should have thyroid blood tests to determine thyroid activity. In a 26 yo woman, high likelihood of Graves or Hashimotos. You may need to see an Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What exactly is a non-invasive ventilator?

What exactly is a non-invasive ventilator?

Without tube: We can help patients breath using a ventilator. Usually we place a tube in the trachea and attach the ventilator. We also can use a special mask ( CPAP or bipap) without a tube to attach to a ventilator. Generally we use this method in patients who are more stable or refuse invasive procedures. ...Read more

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What is a mri?

What is a mri?

MRI safety: Before your MRI you will be asked a series of questions to determine if the MRI is safe for you. For example, people with pacemakers should avoid MRI since the magnet in the machine can disrupt your pacemaker. ...Read more

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