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The IMEDA report combines the official statistics of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on resource provision and equipment of regional diagnostic services over the past 5 years (2009 – 2013); the authors analyzed these figures for how fast and how efficiently the diagnostic service is developing in the country; whether the installation of modern equipment is the only important factor in improving the quality of services; what place does Russia occupy in world ratings of the effectiveness of diagnostic services.
The speakers tried to find answers to important questions:
At what level of development of diagnostic services is the Russian Federation? Continue reading
Autumn is the time for the traditional end of the summer season. And at the same time, digging wells. Until it rains. Of course, with advanced technology now any season will do. But what is still missing is the understanding that water needs analysis. We either forget about it, or just greed. Meanwhile, it’s time to think: what are we drinking?
And not only when we take water from an unverified well or well. But even when we use tap water for drinking, or we buy purified water. It is important for everyone to know that the body needs to receive clean water that is harmless in chemical composition and meets sanitary standards. In fact, any water can be a source of potential danger, and before drinking it, you need to be sure of its quality, especially if it comes from unverified sources.
What does water contain? Continue reading
Most of us, finding ourselves with a doctor with some kind of ailment, are annoyed when he, instead of prescribing pills right away, forces us to take tests and do all kinds of tests. And this is a waste of extra time, money and effort, and if you remember the queues in clinics, then nerves. In fact, why are we doing so many tests?
Elena Kuzina, a general practitioner, agreed to answer several popular reading questions.
Are there universal laboratory research methods that can detect any disease?
Each study is carried out with a specific purpose and has its own advantages and disadvantages. So, for example, x-rays and ultrasounds are able to identify anatomical pathology in humans (in the bone system, internal organs). But at the same time, functional disorders remain “behind the scenes”.
A biochemical blood test gives an idea of the work of the liver, kidneys, endocrine glands, metabolic state, but is silent about infections. To identify them, serological blood tests or methods for detecting pathogens in tissues are needed. Continue reading