Tests and Procedures
Cervical cancer can be successfully treated if properly diagnosed at an earlier stage. This article considers why co-testing in cervical cancer is better. It deals with an overview of getting Pap plus HPV for cervical cancer.
A bullectomy is a surgery that is performed to remove large areas of the tiny air sacs in the lungs that become damaged. These areas combine together to form larger spaces within the lung cavity, known as the pleural cavity. This type of surgery is used to help patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A bullectomy is also useful in the following conditions: Marfan Syndrome, HIV-Associated Emphysema, Sarcoidosis and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
With the advancement that medical science has made, spinal fusion procedure is deemed to be quite safe and the success rate of this surgery for scoliosis is also very good, although there are certain risk factors such as paraplegia and excessive blood loss, which can be easily monitored by surgeons and if required the surgery can be aborted or the surgical approach changed. Thus, it can be said with absolute surety that scoliosis surgery is not dangerous.
Uvulectomy is done for treating several conditions; one of which is for treating snoring. Uvula removal surgery or Uvulectomy, is the last alternative treatment for severe cases of snoring. There are two types of uvulectomy. One is a major surgery involving the removal of uvula, the adenoids, the tonsils, pharynx and is known is Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or UPPP; while the other surgery is laser assisted uvulapalatoplasty.
Limb lengthening is a relatively novel method to help those individuals who have limb length discrepancy due to any reason. The limb length of an individual may get affected due to any of the following reasons namely, a poorly healed fracture, some underlying disease, certain congenital malformations.
Total hip replacement surgery is quite a complicated surgery, the candidates of which have severe disabling pain in the hip along with extremely limited function. This gives us a brief overview about the various available alternatives to total hip replacement surgery.
The cost of a bone spur surgery is significantly variable from state to state and includes the cost of the facility where the surgery is performed, the anesthesiologist fees, and the fees of the surgeon which cumulatively comes to around $2000 in hospitals in a state like Utah and $5000 to $10,000 in states like Michigan or New York.
Ileostomy is a surgical process wherein the end part of the small intestine known as the Ileum is brought to the surface of the stomach through a surgical opening known as stoma. Colostomy, on the other hand, is also done for creating a stoma to let out the healthy part of the colon or large intestine through a surgical procedure. Both the procedures, Ileostomy and Colostomy are done to help in the process of excretion. Learn about Ileostomy and Colostomy, why is it done and how is it done and the diet to follow post Ileostomy and Colostomy.
A urine culture test is a procedure done for identifying the specific bacteria that may be causing a urinary tract infection or UTI. Urine culture is done to find out the cause of a UTI. A urine culture may also be done to make decisions about the appropriate treatment for a urinary tract infection. The result of the urine culture test indicates to be normal or the urine culture test result is negative, if there is no growth of bacteria or other germs (like fungi) in the culture.
A Stool culture test looks for viruses, bacteria, or any other germs in your stool. This test can help in finding out what is causing a digestive tract infection. Stool culture is usually done if you show any of the symptoms such as, diarrhea that lasts more than a few days, stomach pain or cramping, fever, stool that contains blood or mucus, throwing up and nausea. A stool culture test that is negative, is known to be normal. In such case, no germs are found in the stool and there is no infection. However, a positive stool culture test result indicates that your stool was infected with a germ, bacteria, or virus.
High CRP levels with fever in the child may indicate the following conditions: Sepsis, RA, Dengue, Pneumonia, Osteomyelitis, Occult Bacteremia, Lupus, and Enteric fever.