Monthly Archive:: September 2015
The body requires certain substances to normally develop and maintain itself. Besides oxygen, which must be continually inhaled, there must be ingested specific amounts of various food materials. These are water, salts, vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and
The physiology and anatomy of the cardiovascular system is most intricate. And, since the whole body depends on the circulation of the blood as a means of sustaining life, any minor alteration in anatomy or function is
The one condition which complicates all systems of disease treatment more than any other is obesity. Not only does this abnormal state complicate disease states and their surgical treatment, it also predisposes to almost all diseases. Moreover,
After certain injuries and some diseases, restoration to a perfectly normal state of health is not possible. In former years medical science has had little to offer those individuals who were handicapped through such crippling injuries or
During the period immediately following completion of the operation the patient requires close observation and care. Recovery from general anesthesia is not complete for several hours.
Before the patient is brought to the operating room, everything must be prepared for the surgical operation. For even a minor operation there is much to be made ready, and for a major procedure it becomes a
When the diagnosis has been established and the surgeon has concluded that the treatment of choice is by operation, he is charged with the responsibility of preparing the patient to the optimal conditions for the procedure. This
After the patient’s general condition has reached optimal conditions for operation, there are several steps to be taken in the few hours just preceding operation.
Before any treatment can be intelligently rendered a patient, the physician must know to what end his treatment is directed. In short, the first step in any treatment plan is to establish a diagnosis. In some cases
Regardless of the anesthetic to be given, patients require certain preparations for their anesthetic as well as for the operation itself. In major cases the preparations must include hospitalization of the patient several hours before the anticipated