How do we harm our immunity

Rules for preparing for gastroscopy and ultrasound
Are you planning a digestive exam? The exact diagnosis often depends on the correct behavior of the patient. We'll have to starve for eight or even ten hours. For some,…

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Why do our joints creak
The condition when the mobility of the joints is limited: they bend with difficulty and pain, is called contracture. This violation is characteristic of many ailments. What if this happened?…

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Cancer Prevention: Check Your Genes
Many learned about mutation tests in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes after the statement of Angelina Jolie, who made a mastectomy. However, such a radical solution to the problem is…

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Liver cancer, or why the diagnosis is random

The peculiarity of liver cancer is that in the early stages it is almost asymptomatic and the diagnosis is often made by chance during the examination due to other problems. Liver cancer is a rare but dangerous disease. What is the difficulty in diagnosing and treating liver cancer? About this for readers Medpulse tells MD, professor Yuri Patyutko.

See also: Triple strike on a diseased liver

– How often is this disease?

– Primary liver cancer in Russia and in Central Europe is not so common – about 5 cases per 100 thousand people. He is not even included in the “top ten” malignant tumors. Nevertheless, the diagnosis of this disease is a serious problem. Continue reading

How much does prostate cancer cost?

The costs of treating cancer usually exceed insurance coverage … So: the economic burden of prostate cancer alone in Russia amounted to 3.7 billion rubles a year. These and other important data were the result of a study conducted by the Research Institute of Clinical and Economic Expertise and Pharmaceutical Economics of the Russian National Research Medical University named after Pirogov.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most commonly diagnosed oncological diseases in the male population of Russia. Over the past ten years, there has been an increase in the incidence and mortality rates from this disease. So, prostate cancer ranks third (11% of the total) in the structure of the primary incidence of malignant neoplasms. In the period from 2000 to 2010. a high rate of increase in the incidence of prostate cancer was noted – an average of 9.83% per year. According to 2010 data, there is a continuation of the growth trend in mortality rates from prostate cancer – compared with 2009, mortality from prostate cancer increased by 2.1%. Continue reading

Why do our joints creak

The condition when the mobility of the joints is limited: they bend with difficulty and pain, is called contracture. This violation is characteristic of many ailments. What if this happened? Why can not you “tear” the ossified joint or, conversely, leave it motionless for a long time? Readers Medpulse meets the trauma surgeon, Ph.D. Lev Ustimenko.

Contractures result from illness or after injuries. The most common non-traumatic diseases causing contractures are age-related ailments: arthritis and arthrosis. But other diseases also lead to joint stiffness: stroke, lack of blood supply and muscle inflammation, damage to peripheral nerves, and even … hysteria.

Therefore, it is impossible to cure any persistent contracture without a diagnosis! However, in parallel with the treatment of the underlying ailment, which is always selective, there are common ways to combat contractures. Continue reading

Do medical devices equate to medicines?

In this regard, the Association of International Manufacturers of Medical Devices IMEDA expresses concern that the exclusion of most medical devices from treatment standards may entail serious difficulties in providing medical care in both Russian hospitals and outpatients. In particular, vital products for the provision of surgical care, diagnostic procedures, including determination of sugar levels, in-vitro diagnostics, etc., were excluded from some standards. The concern of the IMEDA Association is the fact that, due to the current situation, the question of confirming financing remains open: the lack of medical devices in the treatment standards may prevent the establishment of a specific quality level for each of the standards, since it will be possible to save on technology and quality.

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The most common flu complication

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In the middle of the winter of this year, already a third of the regions of the Russian Federation are covered by a new influenza epidemic. Meanwhile, one in ten people who have had the flu can get pneumonia. Such bleak statistics make us take this disease seriously. Chronicles, smokers, children and the elderly have an increased chance of contracting pneumonia.

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