Pneumothorax: Types & Treatment

Pneumothorax: Types & Treatment

Pneumothorax is the medical term for a collapsed lung. This condition occurs when there is an abnormal collection of air in the pleural space between the lung and the chest wall. It is identified by a sudden attack of sharp, one-sided chest pain and shortness of breath. There are mainly two types of pneumothorax. They are traumatic pneumothorax and non-traumatic pneumothorax. Both these types can […]

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How Dangerous Are Kidney Stones?

How Dangerous Are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are small, hard deposits made of minerals and salts that are unable to pass out of your body. In simple words, when your body comprises too many minerals of a certain type and not enough liquid, kidney stones form. They range from the size of a grain of salt to a kernel of corn. Causes of kidney stones are wide-ranging. Essentially caused due […]

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Glucometers That Deserve a Place in Your Homes

Glucometers That Deserve a Place in Your Homes

Diabetes has become more common than we realize; the number of patients being diagnosed as pre-diabetic is increasing by the day. The demographics also present a visible shift in the age of the patients diagnosed with the same, with more number of younger people now being called pre-diabetic. The invention of glucometers, thus, has been a blessing. It is a self-care device that can now […]

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Trending | More Medical Equipment are Making Their Way Home!

Trending | More Medical Equipment are Making Their Way Home!

The rising invasion of medical equipment in our homes over the last few years has not gone unnoticed. Thanks to the advent of patient-friendly technology, portable and fool-proof medical devices for diagnosis, analysis, drug administration, and other purposes have been made possible. The urban home-dweller these days is not technologically-challenged, and can easily operate portable medical devices with ease. Then, there is also the rising […]

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Critical Care after Cardiac Arrest: What You Should Know?

Critical Care after Cardiac Arrest: What You Should Know?

When the heart stops circulating blood in our body, resulting commonly from problems with electrical signals in the heart, it is called a cardiac arrest. The moment the heart stops pumping blood, our brain starts receiving insufficient oxygen supply, and stops working efficiently. This results in unconsciousness and unresponsiveness. While resuscitation and calling for medical help are first steps towards helping the patient regain consciousness, […]

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Debunking Popular Myths About Surgical Prep

Debunking Popular Myths About Surgical Prep

More often than not, Surgical Site Infections (SSI) develop due to bacterial or viral contamination on the patient’s skin. To curb such infections, research & development departments of leading pharmaceutical companies have come up with an elegant solution.  By simply reducing the number of microorganisms on the patient’s skin, the risk of SSIs can be restricted. The invention of the 3M micropore paper tape which […]

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The Role of Central Venous Catheters in IV therapy

The Role of Central Venous Catheters in IV therapy

Popularly known as CVC, a central venous catheter is a medical instrument whose tip is inserted in a large vein to provide large scale access for quick diffusion of any medication. These have been an invention much celebrated in the medical world in its efficiency in enabling rapid, reliable intravenous administration of drugs and fluids constantly monitoring the central venous pressure. These have especially come […]

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Orange, Yellow, Blue or Brown? : Hearing Aid Batteries Explained!

Orange, Yellow, Blue or Brown? : Hearing Aid Batteries Explained!

Hearing Aids have been a boon to the lives of countless people suffering from hearing loss. These devices, which are now available in various types and designs making them more discreet than ever have made people’s lives much more comfortable and productive. These devices have years of research and development packed inside and can fit in your palm. With advancements in technology, hearing aids are […]

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Best Nebulizers For Your Little Ones

Best Nebulizers For Your Little Ones

Commonly used for the treatment of asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis along other respiratory conditions, a Nebulizer is a drug delivery device used for administration of medication to patients. Liquid medicine is converted into mist form so it can be inhaled into the lungs. You’ll find a wide host of options when looking for a nebulizer online on our website – ranging from portable to non-portable, […]

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Oxygen Administration: What is the Best Choice?

Oxygen Administration: What is the Best Choice?

Oxygen administration is an important procedure that comes into action in the emergency room or ICU in light of respiratory distress. The primary goal of the oxygen therapy administration is to maintain ideal levels of tissue oxygenation and reduce cardiopulmonary work. This has also come into assistance for chronic cases where cardiopulmonary disease is at an advanced stage. Hypoxemia, inconsistent blood circulation and increased stress […]

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