Heart failure: target women
According to experts, only in developed European countries, about 28 million people suffer from heart failure. Every fourth heart failure patient in Russia is under 60 years old. The survival…

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The main enemies of health are chickens, antibiotics and syphilis
According to doctors, in Russia there is no control over the use of antibiotics in agriculture. It's no secret that poultry is grown on antibiotics. Any chicken we eat is…

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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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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

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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