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Prostate – carcinoma

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Prostate Cancer  Incidence and etiology. Prostate cancer is the second most common malignancy in male adults as well as the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that prostate cancer was newly diagnosed in 317,000 patients in 1996, and 41,000 deaths resulted. In 1998, the incidence of […]

Common eye emergencies

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COMMON EYE EMERGENCIES Chemical Splash Red Eye Sudden Profound Loss of Vision Ocular Laceration or Rupture.   Basic approach to the eye History   Symptoms Defective Vision Pain Redness Watering Discharge Flashes. Floaters Black spots In the event of Industrial accidents also note the following: Time of injury Nature or mechanism of injury Site of […]

Scanner

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Scanner Choosing a Scanner The word scanner by itself needs some clarification. In the context of this article, scanner refers to that electronic device that helps transfer printed matter (text, photographs, and graphics) into an electronic form that can be stored and processed on a computer. Other types of scanners include bar code scanners (found […]

Adrenal Incidentalomas

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Adrenal incidentalomas Definition: Incidentally detected adrenal masses, that are not suspected prior to radiologic investigations, are referred to as “adrenal incidentalomas”. It may also  be referred to as clinically inapparent adrenal mass. Radiologic procedures done for staging of various gastrointestinal and other malignancies which pick up adrenal masses are not considered “incidentalomas.” Frequency: In postmortem studies, the […]

Critical appraisal of medical literature

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 CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF MEDICAL LITERATURE Why read journal articles? We all understand the need to keep abreast of the latest developments in our field of work. But a matter of concern is the ‘information explosion’ in every sphere of human endeavor. The enormous amount of journals and journal articles that are currently available make it […]