Archive for May, 2010

Erectile Dysfunction

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

The problems of erection concern to virtually all men, but is detected more frequently in men over 40 years. The causes are varied, but the psychological are particularly common.

When the problem occurs before 40 years, usually due to causes psychological. Being able to catch it early, ensuring effective treatment, and this applies both to psychological or physical origins of the problem.

Erectile Dysfunction

The physiological causes
The main physiological causes are these: poor blood circulation to the male reproductive system level, usually due to problems of vascularization. (more…)

Hyperbaric Oxygenation

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Both cell damage and premature aging are issues of concern to men and women of all ages. So try to find mechanisms to combat these potential enemies, is something scientists and researchers have sought all along.

It is not the source of eternal youth but a preventive action to achieve better conditions that often result from the lack of enough pure oxygen. Thus, treatments of HBO (Hyperbaric Oxygen) are being used around the world as a great ally to improve the quality of life and health of individuals.

HBO is breathing pure oxygen but at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure, thus achieving increased the amount of oxygen dissolved in blood and in this way towards the strengthening of the systems that naturally has the body and help tissue regeneration and increase immunity, improved libido and performance both physically and psychologically.

Hyperbaric Oxygenation

It is very useful for athletes and for those who tend to make significant intellectual or physical effort. Thanks to this technology can achieve increased quality of life and do it quite naturally and without side effects. (more…)

Nursing Scrubs & Medical lab coats – Why it is important?

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Scrubs are shielding clothing that is used by medical staff consisting of
doctors, nurses, auxiliaries and other hospitals, clinics, and in particular in operation rooms. The medical garment took its name from bushes, from the washing process and vigorously washing the arms and forearms before any operational procedure.

Nursing Scrubs

Initially the doctors and nurses used to carry gowns and aprons. These sets have been replaced today by the medical weed. Nursing Scrubs now become a more proficient with the shirts, caps and pants. These official uniforms physicians today are designed for comfort and ease in operating rooms for staff due to be free and loose accessories. So when refer to the weed, which actually referred to the professional medical staff in hospitals or medical centers. (more…)

Panic Disorder

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Panic disorder is characterized by attacks of panic (or anxiety attacks) recurrent unexpected. It can be combined or not with agoraphobia. During a panic attack, the fear response is out of proportion to the situation that often is not threatening.

Panic Disorder

Over time, a person who suffers from this disorder develops a constant fear of making seizures, which can affect daily life and bring such to avoid places or situations where an attack has occurred or where it believes an attack might occur. (more…)

Brain abscess

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

A brain abscess can be caused by direct infection cranial extension (eg., Osteomyelitis, mastoiditis, sinusitis, subdural empyema), a penetrating injury or a blood dissemination (eg., Bacterial endocarditis, bronchiectasis, congenital heart disease with right-left shunt, IV drug abuse).

brain abscess

Inflammation in the brain parenchyma, poorly localized, is discolored and encapsulates the action of glial cells and fibroblasts. Within days or weeks, the edema surrounding the abscess leads to increased pressure with symptoms and signs similar to those of a brain tumor.

Symptoms, signs and diagnosis
Headache, nausea, vomiting, papilledema, somnolence, seizures, personality changes and focal neurological deficits develop within days or weeks. Fever, chills and leukocytosis may occur before the infection is encapsulated and subsequently. The abscess will be suspected if there has been previous infection or when there is a risk factor. (more…)

Lassa Fever

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Lassa fever is part of the viral hemorrhagic fevers (FEV), diseases of viral origin in systemic nature, characterized by sudden onset, acute and often accompanied by hemorrhagic manifestations. In general, the staff responsible for Fev are RNA viruses (arena-viruses, bunyavirus, filo-virus, flavivirus), whose survival is ensured by natural reservoirs such as animals or insects. The viruses are geographically confined areas where the host species live.

Lassa fever is named after the Nigerian city where, in 1969, two missionary nurses died from the disease, hitherto unknown. The causative agent is a RNA virus belonging to the family of Arenaviridae, widespread mainly in Africa, which are the main reservoir rodent Mastomys.

Transmission Mode
As for all the hemorrhagic fevers, men are not natural reservoirs for the virus, but can be infected through contact with infected animals or arthropod vectors. Lassa fever was transmitted by direct contact with rodent excreta or through aerosol excreta and saliva of rodents.

In some cases, after the accidental transmission, can be transmitted between humans, direct contact with blood, tissue, secretions, or excretions of infected people, especially within the family and nosocomial. (more…)

HPV Infections

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are DNA viruses that are sexually transmitted and replicated in cells. There are over 120 types of HPV, which differ in the types of tissue they infect. More than 40 types affect the anal and genital epithelium (cervix, vagina, vulva, rectum, urethra, anus, penis) and some of these are defined HPV high-risk are those related to the emergence of various types of tumors, especially of the cervix, but also the penis, anus, vulva, and others.

Of high-risk HPV, HPV 16 and the 18 are those most frequently implicated in cervical cancer, being responsible respectively for about 60% and 10% of all cervical cancers. Other high-risk types are associated with cervical cancer, but less frequently, while low risk HPV (those not linked to cancers) can still cause anogenital warts in both sexes.

Most HPV infections are transient, because the virus is eliminated by the immune system before developing a pathogenic effect. In case of persistent infection, the time between infection and the occurrence of precancerous lesions is about five years, while the latency for the onset of cervical cancer can be 20-30 years. (more…)

Herpes virus infections

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Herpes simplex primary (children typically contract) determines the acute herpetic gingivostomatitis. It is usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 but through the oro-genital contact, may be due to herpes simplex virus type 2 and begins with small blisters that break down quickly, forming ulcers.

oral herpes

When in the early stages is located, may resemble aphthous stomatitis, herpes but always strikes the primary gingiva and may affect other tissues, and aphthous stomatitis never affects the gingiva. (more…)

The tension at bay

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Having high blood pressure is one of the most common problems among adults.

What is hypertension?
Hypertension occurs when blood travels through the arteries at a higher pressure than usual.


It is not a disease, but if unchecked can multiply by three the risk of heart attack. To avoid this you should follow some guidelines:

  • It is advisable to check at least once a year.
  • If you suffer from hypertension control problems doctor will need to be more common, it is recommended once every three months.
  • You can take the tension in the pharmacy or at home with tensiometers very easy and comfortable to use.


Kidney Transplantation

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

All patients with end stage renal disease must be taken into consideration for transplantation, except for those at risk for another condition which endangers life. Kidney transplantation is now a common procedure: for all children older than 6 months with renal failure, kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice. A successful transplant not only frees the patient from a long dialysis, but also provides other metabolic functions of the kidney.

kidney transplant

kidney transplant

The survival of patients one year after transplantation from living relative donor is> 95%, with approximately 90% of allografts functioning. Subsequently, there has been an annual loss of transplants varies from 3 to 5%, including those due to death of the patient. The one-year survival rate of patients undergoing cadaveric transplantation is approximately 90% and graft survival varies between 70 and 90%, depending on the centers. In subsequent years, you lose a 5-8% of transplants each year. At present, many renal transplant recipients are carrying bodies are working more than 30 years. Although it was previously believed that patients over 55 years, the transplant would entail an unacceptable risk, the more sophisticated use of immunosuppressive drugs and the close immunological control allow you to allografts in selected patients during the 7th decade of life and beyond. (more…)

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