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Newer Advances in Total Knee Replacement Surgery by – Dr.Murtaza Adeeb

Dr.Murtaza Adeeb Total Knee Replacement [TKR] surgery has become quite common nowadays. This operation is being done for over 4 decades now and there have been tremendous improvements through the years. The design has undergone quite a few changes and material quality has improved. The manufacturing process has also been streamlined and the sterilization processes have been refined. Operative techniques have been honed in and surgeons are better trained now. So the question now is that, is there room for further improvement? The [...]

Angiography Procedure

About cardiac catheterisation and cardiac angiography  Non-invasive tests can provide a lot of valuable information about the heart. However, sometimes it is not possible to make important decisions about a patient’s treatment unless a test called cardiac catheterisation is performed. Cardiac catheterisation, also known as coronary angiography gives vital information about the blood pressure inside your heart, and how well the pumping chambers and valves are working. Most importantly, it shows whether there are any narrowing in the coronary arteries and [...]

Angioplasty Procedure

WHAT IS ANGIOPLASTY?  Angioplasty is a type of Percutaneous Intervention but the two terms are often used to talk about the same procedure. Angioplasty is much like an angiogram procedure. It is also done in the catheterization lab or “cath lab”. It is a procedure used to widen the narrowing in the arteries of your heart without open surgery. In an angioplasty, a catheter with a small inflatable balloon attached is positioned within the narrowed section of the artery. When the [...]

Vaping

Thus vaping is like smoking minus the adverse effects of smoking like bad smell/ bad breath,dirty ashtrays, cigarette burns . It can be defined as an act of inhaling water vapour through a personal vaporizer. It is an alternative to smoking; in this process the individual gets their nicotine hit by inhaling the odourless vapour which is generated when heat is applied to the liquid. Different materials that can be vaped are-e liquids,waxy concentrates,dry herbs mostly with nicotine.

What is a cervical laminectomy?

What is a cervical laminectomy? A cervical laminectomy is performed to relieve the pressure on the spinal cord in your neck. A cut will be made in the skin at the back of your neck. X-rays will be taken during surgery and used to confirm the correct levels of the spine. Small portions of bone and ligaments will be removed from the affected cervical spine to relieve the pressure on the spinal cord. The cut will be closed with stitches or staples. What [...]

What is Valvuloplasty?

What is valvuloplasty? Valvuloplasty is a cardiac cath lab procedure that treats a narrow or stiff heart valve. In valvuloplasty, your heart doctor threads a catheter (narrow tube) through a blood vessel into your heart. A small balloon at the end of the catheter inflates to stretch the valve so blood flows more easily through it. Why do I need it? Your hearts valves work like doors or gates to keep blood moving in one direction through the heart chambers. The valves [...]

Tobacco

It is a product prepared from the tobacco plant leaves, by curing them. Tobacco is available in smoking and smokeless variety. Smoking tobacco –e.g-cigarette,bidi,hookah,snuf,cheroot,etc Smokeless variety-e.g-gutkha,zarda,pan masala,khaini,etc Tobacco is also available as dentrifice (used to clean teeth). Due to strategic marketing by tobacco industry, there is an ever increasing number of people addicted to tobacco. Smoking is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, lung diseases and cancers. Inhaling second hand smoke is equally dangerous and causes cancers in non smoking individuals. Tobacco smoke contains tar [...]

Dietary Cholesterol

For years you have been told that high cholesterol foods can cause heart disease. This is because some studies have linked with high levels of cholesterol with heart disease & early death. Cholesterol in the blood stream specifically the bad LDL cholesterol is important in determining health risk. The truth is that cholesterol is important structural molecule which is essential for each & every cell & also make steroid hormone such as testosterone, estrogens, cortisol & vit.D. Yolk contains choline, Bvitamin [...]

Colonoscopy Procedure

What is a Colonoscopy? Your doctor has recommended that you have a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to examine the lining of your colon for any abnormalities. The colonoscopy, which is a thin, flexible, fiber optic instrument, is passed from your rectum to your cecum (the point where the small intestine joins with the large intestine). Colonoscopy is considered the “gold standard” to evaluate intestinal inflammation, ulceration, bleeding, diverticulosis and tumors. It is possible to [...]

Physical Activity & Nutrition

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & NUTRITION The human body must continuously be supplied with energy to perform its many complex function. Food provide energy for physical activity. As you get more physically active your requirement of energy also increases. Carbohydrates- Fuel of preference & the critical food stuff for the active person. It should contribute to 55% or more of the daily caloric intake. Complex carbohydrates are preferable to simple one. They take longer to digest, provide a more sustained source of blood [...]