Aug 21
Signs Mottling of the retinal pigment epithelium with black bone-spicule pigmentation is typically indicative (or pathognomonic) of retinitis pigmentosa. Other ocular features include waxy pallor of the optic nerve head, attenuation (thinning) of the retinal vessels, cellophane maculopathy, cystic macular edema and posterior subcapsular cataract. Diagnosis The diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa relies upon documentation of progressive loss in photoreceptor function by electroretinography (ERG) ...
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Aug 20
Process A microscopic amount of an allergen is introduced to a patient's skin by various means: Prick test or scratch test: pricking the skin with a needle or pin containing a small amount of the allergen. Patch test: applying a patch to the skin, where the patch contains the allergen If an immuno-response is seen in the form of a rash, urticaria (hives), or (worse) anaphylaxis it can be concluded that the patient has a hypersensitivity (or allergy) to that allergen. Further testing can be done ...
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Aug 19
Percutaneous Ballon Mitral Valvuloplasty (PTMV) Mechanism Percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty is more appropriately called percutaneous mitral commissurotomy because the balloon dilatation improves the valve orifice by separating the fused mitral commissures. As shown by echocardiographic, fluoroscopic, and anatomic studies, the expanding balloon splits fused commissures in the same manner as a surgical commissurotomy. Indications Symptomatic Mitral Stenosis Pulmonary oedema Pulmonary ...
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Aug 18
After having received over two hundred requests for a detailed description of my trademarked training method Integrated Variable Dynamics™, I have finally caved, so here goes...my trade secret, oh and by the way...shhhh, this is on the DL! The Secrets of Integrated Variable Dynamics™ - Well, maybe not all the secrets, afterall we have to KREATE a little suspense... Both, Peak Intensive Interval and Variable Dynamic Training systems are extremely effective technologies for ...
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Aug 17
What is the no. 1 asset in your business beside yourself? It's your people.Then why is it they often fall to the bottom of the list when it comes to doing anything to help them improve their performance and look after them? If you want your business to run more effectively and/or make more money then you must invest time and energy into your no. 1 asset otherwise you will eventually lose them. The Physiotherapists' Practice With four of us in the family who are all into health and fitness, ...
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