Monthly Archives: May 2011

Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

The upper respiratory tract is the initial site of infection or a site of colonisation for most infections of the respiratory tract. It is also the site for a number of resident organisms, the prevalence of which will vary in … Continue reading

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Feeding and Eating Disorders

Feeding and Eating Disorders of Infancy or Early Childhood Feeding and eating disorders of infancy or early childhood are caused by physical reasons or the environment the child is in – namely the parenting skills being used or not used. … Continue reading

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Communication Disorders

Definition of Communication Disorders Communication disorders are those that affect speech, language, and hearing. The symptoms vary depending on the particular type of communication disorder, but they generally center around problems communicating. Therapy and counseling are both helpful with the … Continue reading

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Thyroidectomy

A thyroidectomy is an operation that involves the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland due to thyroid cancer or condition like hyperthyroidism. ANATOMY : The thyroid is a brownish-red and highly vascular gland located anteriorly in … Continue reading

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Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Epidemiology is ‘the study of the occurrence, distribution and control of disease in populations. The risk of infection is not just dependent upon an individual’s susceptibility but on the level of disease within the population, the degree of population mixing … Continue reading

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Eidetic or Photographic Memory

Eidetic or photographic memory is popularly defined as the ability to recall images, sounds, or objects in memory with extreme precision and in abundant volume. The word eidetic means related to extraordinarily detailed and vivid recall of visual images, and … Continue reading

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Stellate Ganglion Block (cervicothoracic sympathetic block)

Anatomy The stellate ganglion refers to the ganglion formed by the fusion of the inferior cervical and the first thoracic ganglion as they meet anterior to the vertebral body of C7. The structures anterior to the ganglion include the skin … Continue reading

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