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What Is The Purpose Of Paracentesis
Remove excess fluid: It is a bedside procedure in which excess fluid is removed from the abdominal cavity (ascites). The purpose is to relieve pressure on the abdominal contents & upward pressure on the lungs/diaphragm as well as correct internal fluid balance. Ascites can be caused by many things but the most common is liver disease. Samples of the fluid is sent to the lab for analysis and to rule out infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paracentesis is a procedure where accumulated fluid in the abdominal cavity is removed. Most often the fluid is an abnormal build-up of ascites, which can occur in liver, heart and occasionally kidney failure, may be present as part of malignancy or other rarer conditions. It entails identifying a pocket of fluid, sometimes under x-ray guidance, and then having a ...Read more
Lung Development: Amniotic fluid initially is filtered from the mother's blood and passes through the pregnancy's membranes to create a nourishing cushion during the first few weeks of development. Later, it is a byproduct (urine) of the baby's circulation which is taken into the lungs during the baby's practice breaths. The fluid pressure then induces growth and opening of the lung's branches. ...Read more
Depends: The pill was initially studied to find something to aid women with irregular or difficult menses. The birth control, or contraceptive benefit was found during drug trials and became their main selling point. Condoms are barrier contraceptives, that keep the sperm from coming in contact with fertile eggs. ...Read more
Amniosintesis: Amniosintesis refers to the removal of a sample of amniotic fluid for analysis. ...Read more
No necessary purpose: The xiphoid process (greek for swordlike) is the lowest tip of the sternum, covering the solar plexus. Besides existing as an excellent scrabble word and an anatomical reference for certain procedures, it is not something anyone would miss. It may be vestigial in the same way as our coccyx (another excellent use of your high value 'x' in scrabble). ...Read more
Very important: Surrogacy is used by a patient who is not able to carry a pregnancy herself for various reasons such as medical conditions that don't allow carry pregnancy, not having a uterus, abnormality with uterus and etc. Thus it is extremely important as it helps women to still have their biological children by having someone else carry the pregnancy for them. ...Read more
Insulin resistance: Metformin is a medication which increases sensitivity to insulin. Increasing Insulin sensitivity allows the body to respond to lower levels of insulin, thus helps control blood sugars and also symptoms related to pcos which are exacerbated by increasing Insulin resistance. ...Read more
Clean out airway: Bronchial lavage can be both diagnostic and therapeutic. The large airways can be washed free of secretions and infection, and the fluid sent for analysis for infection, aspiration, inflammatory cells, etc. ...Read more
Treat/cure sinusitis: There are multiple purposes for sinus surgery, including but not limited to curing a physical (anatomic) blockage causing sinusitis, widening the opening of the sinuses so minor swelling does not shut off the opening, providing better access for medications sprayed/misted/squirted into the nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Embryo: This is a transient anatomic structure that occurs during cardiac development. A form of atrial septal defect (10% of ASD) can involve imperfect maturation of the heart with pathologic communication between the right atrium (collector of deoxygenated blood from the body, vena cavae and pulmonary veins usually resulting in L to R shunt (oxygenated blood diverts to R side of heart). ...Read more
Persistent inflam-: Mation is the cause for recurrent fluid. ...Read more
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