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Aspirin may Prevent DVT and PE in Joint Replacement Patients

After a total joint replacement procedure, anticoagulation or blood thinning drug can prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) which is a blood clot deep inside the extremities or pulmonary embolism, which is complicated state causing blood clot to reach lungs. However there exists risk of developing infection and hemorrhage if these therapies are used for long. Read more

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Influenza virus found in bats

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found a new influenza type A virus in fruit bats in Guatemala. It is believed that the virus does not pose a threat to humans in its current form. However, more research is being done to ensure that the virus does not develop genetic material, which Read more

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How Does Kidney Dialysis Machine Work ?

Dialysis is a process that uses a machine (an artificial kidney) to remove the waste products that have accumulated in the blood. There must be a connection to a blood vessel (vascular access), usually in your forearm, permitting blood to flow to and from the artificial kidney. Typically, hemodialysis is performed three times a week Read more

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Symptoms and Causes of Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder. While it is a common problem it is indeed an embarrassing affliction and often has a negative impact on one’s quality of life. Urinary continence is almost always caused by an underlying medical problem, yet is typically underreported to doctors. If you think you Read more