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.
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– 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
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
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The word “appendicitis” we hear quite often. In childhood, parents and teachers tell us about him, doctors check us for his presence or absence. And at times, one of the acquaintances goes to the hospital – “cut the appendicitis.” And then it may turn out that the doctors made a mistake with the diagnosis. One gets the impression that appendicitis is not dangerous …
Moreover, more and more often you can hear that the operation is “superfluous”: they say, surgeons would only have to cut it … But what is true of this, and what is fiction? Continue reading