Ancient

Ancient Surgery

The most important and influential discovery was the practice of surgery. With this invention, human life became more sophisticated, humans lived longer, and we obtained a knowledge of ourselves sufficient enough to break the boundaries built by ignorance. Lacking prescription drugs, accurate tools, computer technology, and any background experience to build from, our ancestors struggled […]

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Is Cosmetic Surgery really worth the risk

Some might believe cosmetic surgery is necessary to get through everyday life. It is freely advertised in television commercials, books and magazines. You can’t even open a local newspaper without seeing page upon page of adverts for the surgery. This Cosmetic surgery is aimed at both men and women from any age group. It is […]

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Surgical face mask in modern operating room

This essay will critically analyze the use of surgical face mask in the modern operating room. It will also provide an overview study on the effectiveness of the surgical masks and the author’s experiences will also be highlighted. Norman (1995) states that surgical face masks are used as physical barriers to prevent nurses, patients and […]

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What impact did war have on medical treatment

Within the World War context, medical practitioners were obliged to search for new way of treating patients, in order to combat the growing amount of wounded soldiers and ensure soldiers were in the greatest health they could possible be in order to fight. It is not surprising therefore that war brought great change to the […]

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Why Improvements Were Needed In Surgery During

During the nineteenth century improvements were needed in surgery – one in five patients would die during or after surgery. Both medical and surgical knowledge was primitive and although amputation was the only successful form of surgery, it was risky and many people died from bleeding, infection, blood poisoning and haemorrhaging. Clinical shock was also […]

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Television and Domestication of Cosmetic Surgery

Today, there are a number of reality series on television which make over “ordinary” people. Two such US produced shows are Extreme Makeover and Nip/Tuck. Extreme Makeover aired from 2002 to 2005 was the most successful of television’s surgical reality shows and Nip/Tuck which was on air from 2003 was the first drama series about […]

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Psychosurgery

Psychosurgery is surgery performed on the brain for the purpose of treating mental illness. Unlike traditional brain surgery, its goal is to change people’s behavior. It is undoubtedly the most invasive and controversial form of mental health treatment performed in this century. Its first known use was by the Incas, who “perforated” the skull to […]

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Post Surgery Atrial Fibrillation Monitoring Methods

Immediately following heart surgery, one of the common complications being monitored closely by health professionals is the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF). It is said that there is a 20-40% reported incidence of atrial fibrillation, occurring 2-4 days after operation (Aerra 2006; Zaman, et. al. 2000; Aranki, et. al. 1996). Some studies show that the […]

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Lasik Eye Surgery

Lasik Eye Surgery is a very popular and fascinating procedure used to change the shape of the cornea to correct vision. According to American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s Eye Surgery Education Council, more than 700,000 Lasik eye surgery procedures are performed each year. To be an ideal candidate for LASIK, your eye doctor […]

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The Side Effects of Cosmetic Surgery

Throughout recorded history, a pale complexion has nearly always been more fashionable than a tan complexion because pale skin represents a woman who does not have to labour outdoors. So, most non-white women probably wanted to be whiter and they sometimes underwent cosmetic surgery to make themselves attractive. Every woman expects to appear to be […]

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