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Iron and Total Iron-Binding Capacity
Iron and Total Iron-Binding Capacity Do these tests have other names? Iron (Fe), serum iron, TIBC What are these tests? The serum iron test measure the amount of iron in your blood. The total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) test looks at how well the iron moves through your body. Iron is an important mineral that your body needs to stay healthy. Your body uses iron to make hemoglobin, the protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body. If you don't have enough iron, you may not ha...
Iron (Blood) Does this test have other names? Serum Fe What is this test? This test measures the level of iron in your blood. Iron is an essential trace element in your blood. It helps your body make healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your bloodstream. Having too little or too much iron can lead to health problems. Too little iron in your body can cause a condition called anemia. When this happens, your blood doesn't have enough iron to make the number of red blood cells ne...
Intrinsic Factor Antibody
Intrinsic Factor Antibody Does this test have other names? IF antibody; intrinsic factor antibody level; intrinsic factor blocking antibody measurement; antibody level, intrinsic factor What is this test? This is a blood test for pernicious anemia, which is caused by a deficiency of vitamin B 12 . The disease used to be life-threatening, but today it can be treated with vitamin B 12 shots or pills. To get enough vitamin B 12 , your body needs a protein called intrinsic factor (IF). This protein is made ...
International Normalized Ratio
International Normalized Ratio Does this test have other names? INR, standardized prothrombin time What is this test? This blood test looks to see how well your blood clots. The international normalized ratio (INR) is a standardized number that's figured out in the lab. If you take blood thinners, also called anti-clotting medicines or anticoagulants, it's especially important to check your INR. The INR is figured out using the results of the prothrombin time (PT) test. This measures the time it takes f...
Insulin-Like Growth Factor
Insulin-Like Growth Factor Does this test have other names? IGF, IGF-1 What is this test? This test measures the amount of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in your blood. IGF-1 is a hormone found naturally in your blood. Its main job is to regulate the effects of growth hormone (GH) in your body. Normal IGF-1 and GH functions include tissue and bone growth. IGF-1 is formed in different tissues as a result of GH in the blood. Some disorders and diseases, such as pituitary tumors, can cause your body ...
Indirect Bilirubin Does this test have other names? Unconjugated bilirubin What is this test? This test measures the amount of bilirubin in your blood. Your body makes bilirubin when it breaks down hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells. This breakdown is called hemolysis. Your liver removes bilirubin from your body, so measuring it is one way to check how well your liver is working. Why do I need this test? You may need this test if the results of a total bilirubin blood test are abnormal. When total...
Indirect Antiglobulin Does this test have other names? Indirect Coombs test, Coombs test (indirect), blood antibody screening, IAT What is this test? This test looks for antibodies circulating in your bloodstream. Antibodies are proteins that your immune system makes in response to a possible foreign invader. If you receive a blood transfusion, these antibodies could attach to donated red blood cells and damage them. Why do I need this test? You may have this blood test before you get a blood transfusio...
Immunofixation and Protein Electrophoresis (CSF)
Immunofixation and Protein Electrophoresis (CSF) Does this test have other names? IPE CSF, CSF protein electrophoresis, immunofixation electrophoresis What is this test? This test looks for certain proteins in a sample of your cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). CSF is the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord. This test uses an electrical current on a CSF sample to separate out certain types of protein called immunoglobulins. Normally, your CSF has little protein in it. An increase in the amount of ...
Immunofixation by Electrophoresis (Urine)
Immunofixation by Electrophoresis (Urine) Does this test have other names? Immunofixation electrophoresis, IFE What is this test? This test separates and measures proteins in your urine. It looks for an abnormal protein called monoclonal protein, or M-protein. An M-protein is a type of abnormal immunoglobulin made by plasma cells, a kind of white blood cell. Your body uses immunoglobulins to make antibodies that help attack invaders such as germs. If your body makes M-protein, it may mean that you have ...
Immunofixation (Blood) Does this test have other names? IFE, immunofixation electrophoresis What is this test? This blood test finds out if you are abnormally making or losing protein. It can also find out if you are having problems absorbing protein. This test helps diagnose or monitor conditions linked to health problems like the blood cancer multiple myeloma. For this test, your blood sample goes through a complex procedure called electrophoresis. This process singles out the different proteins in yo...
Immunohistochemical Test for Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors
Immunohistochemical Test for Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors Does this test have other names? IHC testing What is this test? This test looks for several types of receptors on cells in a sample of breast cancer tissue. Fifty percent to 70% of breast cancers depend on the hormone estrogen to grow. A few breast cancers can grow without estrogen. The cancer cells that depend on estrogen make many estrogen receptors (ER), progesterone receptors (PR), or both. These receptors grab onto the hormones that f...
Interacting with a Child Who Has Autism Spectrum Disorder
Interacting with a Child Who Has Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects how children interact and communicate. The disorder is called a spectrum disorder because children can fall anywhere on the autism spectrum. Children with an ASD begin to show symptoms of the condition at an early age, and the symptoms continue throughout childhood and adulthood. Health care providers do not know why some children get an ASD. It may be a combination of genes ...
Injectable Corticosteroids Corticosteroids are potent drugs used to reduce inflammation in the body's tissues. They are different from anabolic steroids. These are illegally used by some athletes to increase muscle tone. Corticosteroids can come in several forms: pills, liquids, creams, ointments, medicines sprayed into the nose, and injectable medicines. Corticosteroid injections can treat a variety of skeletal, muscular, and spinal conditions. Some of these injections can be performed by your health c...
Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Headache
Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Headache What is an increased intracranial pressure (ICP) headache? A brain injury or another medical condition can cause growing pressure inside your skull. This dangerous condition is called increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and can lead to an ICP headache. The pressure also further injure your brain or spinal cord. This kind of headache is an emergency and requires immediate medical attention. The sooner you get help, the more likely you are to recover. What ...
Insulinoma What is an insulinoma? The pancreas makes insulin, which helps keep your blood sugar level balanced. Tumors on your pancreas, called insulinomas, make extra insulin, more than your body can use. This causes blood sugar levels to drop too low. These tumors are rare and usually do not spread to other parts of your body. What causes an insulinoma? The cause of insulinomas is unknown. What are the risk factors for an insulinoma? There are few risk factors for insulinomas. But, women seem to be af...
Infectious Esophagitis Esophagitis is swelling and irritation of your esophagus. The esophagus is the tube you use to swallow. It connects the back of your throat to your stomach. The most common cause of swelling and irritation of the esophagus is stomach acid that flows back into your esophagus. But infections can also cause this swelling and irritation. Fungi, yeast, viruses, and bacteria can all set off the condition, called infectious esophagitis. Anyone can get it, but you are more likely to devel...
Intra-Abdominal Abscess What is an intra-abdominal abscess? An intra-abdominal abscess is a collection of pus or infected fluid that is surrounded by inflamed tissue inside the abdomen. It can involve any abdominal organ, or it can settle in the folds of the bowel. What causes an intra-abdominal abscess? Intra-abdominal abscesses sometimes happen because of another condition. An example might be appendicitis or diverticulitis. Many cases, however, happen after surgery. Abdominal abscesses can be caused ...
Intradiscal Procedures for Back Pain
Intradiscal Procedures for Back Pain Sometimes back pain comes from the fluid-filled disks that make up your spine. Click Image to Enlarge The spine's 33 bony vertebrae are hooked together in a way that allows the spine to bend and move. In between the 24 vertebra that come in contact with one another is a flat, fluid-filled cushion called a disk. When the disks themselves are causing back pain or pain radiating to the legs, health care providers sometimes do an intradiscal procedure to try to relieve t...
Immunoglobulin A Deficiency
Immunoglobulin A Deficiency What is IgA deficiency? Immunoglobulin A (IgA) is a blood protein that’s part of your immune system. Your body makes IgA to help fight off sickness. IgA is found in mucous membranes, mainly in the respiratory and GI tracts, and in saliva, tears, and breast milk. It seems to play a part in asthma and allergies. Researchers have also linked IgA to autoimmune health problems. These are health problems in which your body’s own immune system attacks your body by mistake. Having an...
Iron Deficiency After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Iron Deficiency After Gastric Bypass Surgery What is iron deficiency after gastric bypass surgery? Iron deficiency and anemia are common after a gastric bypass or other weight-loss surgery, especially in women. In fact, iron deficiency can occur in more than half of women who are premenopausal who have this surgery. What causes iron deficiency after gastric bypass surgery? Iron deficiency is a side effect that results from the changes made during the surgery. Most of the iron from foods, like meats, leg...
Isosorbide Mononitrate Oral tablet
Isosorbide Mononitrate Oral tablet What is this medicine? ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE (eye soe SOR bide mon oh NYE trate) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to prevent chest pain caused by angina. It will not help to stop an episode of chest pain. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals....
Isosorbide Dinitrate Oral tablet
Isosorbide Dinitrate Oral tablet What is this medicine? ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE (eye soe SOR bide dye NYE trate) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to prevent chest pain caused by angina. It will not help to stop an episode of chest pain. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at leas...
Isoniazid, Rifampin Oral capsule
Isoniazid, Rifampin Oral capsule What is this medicine? ISONIAZID; RIFAMPIN (eye soe NYE a zid; RIF am pin) is a combination of two antibiotics. It is used to treat tuberculosis (TB). It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, either 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do...
Idursulfase Solution for injection
Idursulfase Solution for injection What is this medicine? IDURSULFASE (EYE dur SUL fase) is used to replace an enzyme that is missing in patients with Hunter syndrome. It is not a cure. How should I use this medicine? The medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given as an infusion by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young...
Isosorbide Dinitrate Sublingual tablet
Isosorbide Dinitrate Sublingual tablet What is this medicine? ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE (eye soe SOR bide dye NYE trate) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to prevent and to treat chest pain caused by angina. How should I use this medicine? Place this medicine under the tongue. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Take this medicine 15 minutes before an activity th...
Influenza Trivalent Virus Vaccine (Types A and B) Solution for injection
Influenza Trivalent Virus Vaccine (Types A and B) Solution for injection What is this medicine? INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINE (in floo EN zuh VAHY ruhs vak SEEN) helps to reduce the risk of getting influenza also known as the flu. The vaccine only helps protect you against some strains of the flu. How should I use this medicine? This vaccine is for injection into a muscle or under the skin. It is given by a health care professional. A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccinatio...
Indomethacin Oral capsule, extended-release
Indomethacin Oral capsule, extended-release What is this medicine? INDOMETHACIN (in doe Meth a sin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with food and with a full glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medici...
Isosorbide Mononitrate Oral tablet, extended-release
Isosorbide Mononitrate Oral tablet, extended-release What is this medicine? ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE (eye soe SOR bide mon oh NYE trate) is a vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to prevent chest pain caused by angina. It will not help to stop an episode of chest pain. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not crush or chew. Take you...
Ipratropium Bromide Nebulizer solution
Ipratropium Bromide Nebulizer solution What is this medicine? IPRATROPIUM (i pra TROE pee um) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Do not use this medicine alone for an acute attack. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is used in a nebulizer. Nebulizers make a liquid into an aerosol that you breathe in through your mou...
Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study
Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable heart devices are as effective in reducing the risk of death in minority patients with heart failure as in white patients, a new study says. While these devices are recommended for all eligible patients, previous research has shown that black and Hispanic patients were not well-represented in past clinical trials and are less likely than whites to receive implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections
In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature babies are less likely to develop infections when medical staff wear gloves after washing their hands, compared with just hand washing, a new study finds. Researchers looked at infections and cases of so-called necrotizing enterocolitis -- tissue death in the intestines -- among 120 extremely preterm babies in a neonatal intensive care unit at one hospital. The infants were younger...
Is the PSA Test Worth It? Major Study Is Inconclusive
Is the PSA Test Worth It? Major Study Is Inconclusive WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The value of the PSA test to screen men for prostate cancer has long been debated, and a new study of 162,000 men may not resolve the issue. The European study, reported Aug. 6 in The Lancet , finds that widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests does reduce deaths from the disease by about one-fifth. However, due to lingering doubts about whether the benefits of PSA screening outweigh th...
Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Outcome: Study
Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Outcome: Study FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new U.S. study finds that cancer patients who don't have insurance -- or who get it through the federal health insurance program for the poor (Medicaid) -- are at much higher risk of poor medical outcomes than other people. They're more likely to have advanced cancer when they're diagnosed, less likely to be treated with surgery or radiation and more likely to die of their disease, researchers report. The findin...
IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5
IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5 FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. taxpayers who go without health insurance this year will face fines of up to $2,448 per individual or $12,240 for a family of five, the Internal Revenue Service says. The Obama administration on Thursday announced an upper limit on the federal tax penalties that some Americans will owe for failing to have health insurance. The IRS cap is based on the monthly national average premium for a bronze-...
It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says
It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage. Decorative contacts should be fitted properly by an optometrist or ophthalmologist, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It's important to get an eye exam and a valid prescription for these lenses and buy them from a trustworthy seller, the FDA cautioned. To spread...
Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke
Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common inflammatory muscle disorder that causes pain and stiffness in older people may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke, new research suggests. A British study found that patients with polymyalgia rheumatica are more likely to develop vascular disease -- conditions that affect the blood vessels. Doctors should carefully manage the vascular risk factors of patients with polymyalgi...
Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes?
Is Coffee Aggravating Your Hot Flashes? THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking caffeine may worsen the hot flashes and night sweats that affect roughly two-thirds of women as they go through menopause, new survey data suggests. "While these findings are preliminary, our study suggests that limiting caffeine intake may be useful for those postmenopausal women who have bothersome hot flashes and night sweats," said researcher Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of the Women's Health Clinic at th...
Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows
Injuries on the Increase in High School Lacrosse, Study Shows TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds. Although the most common injuries are sprains and strains, more than 22 percent are concussions, researchers report. They note a better understanding of why these injuries are happening could lead to better ways to protect student athletes. "Concern over concussions in both b...
Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery
Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are older than 65 who've had a stroke or heart valve surgery, or who have known blood vessel disease, have an increased risk of stroke after heart surgery, a new study finds. Researchers looked at nearly 109,000 heart surgery patients in the Canadian province of Ontario and found that those factors could up the risk of stroke immediately after and for as long as two years following heart ...
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?
Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures? WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While a host of cardiovascular ailments are associated with excess pounds, new research supports a puzzling "obesity paradox." It found that overweight heart patients experience fewer heart attacks and higher survival rates after cardiac procedures than their slimmer peers. Scientists reviewing 36 prior studies found that obese patients were up to 27 percent less likely to die after heart procedures such as coro...
iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids
iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When an 11-year-old boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it to the nickel in his family's iPad. They also found a quick and easy solution -- cover the iPad's metal surfaces with a form-fitting case. The incident highlights the importance of considering "metallic-appearing electronics and personal effects as potential sources of nickel exposure" and nickel allergy, wrote Drs. Sharon Jacob and S...
Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study
Inactivity May Be Main Culprit in Obesity Epidemic: Study TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise -- and not a tendency to eat too much -- may explain why an increasing number of Americans are obese, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed U.S. government data from the last 20 years and found that the number of women who reported no physical activity rose from about 19 percent in 1994 to nearly 52 percent in 2010. The number of men who said they didn't exercise increased from about...
If You Can't Stand the Heat . . .
If You Can't Stand the Heat . . . WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Summer's heat puts everyone at potential risk for heat-related illness, but seniors and people with chronic health problems are especially vulnerable. Heat illnesses -- collectively known as hyperthermia -- include heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat fatigue and a life-threatening condition called heat stroke. A person's risk for heat illness depends on a number of factors, including outside temperature, general health and indi...
Insulin Pumps May Outperform Daily Injections for Type 2 Diabetes: Study
Insulin Pumps May Outperform Daily Injections for Type 2 Diabetes: Study WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin pumps provide better blood sugar control for adults with diabetes than multiple daily insulin injections, a new study says. Insulin pumps are small devices that are worn by patients and deliver constant amounts of insulin to the body through a catheter placed under the skin. The multicenter, international study was funded by medical device maker Medtronic and included 331 people a...
Injuries, Violence Are Leading Causes of Death for Young Americans
Injuries, Violence Are Leading Causes of Death for Young Americans TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 80 percent of deaths of Americans age 30 and younger result from injury or violence, U.S. health researchers reported Tuesday. More young Americans die from injury than from any other cause, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These fatalities stem from automobile crashes, drowning, firearm-related injuries, falls, assault, drug overdoses and other ...
Inhaled Medication Afrezza Approved to Treat Diabetes
Inhaled Medication Afrezza Approved to Treat Diabetes MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An inhaled medication, Afrezza (human insulin), has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with diabetes. The rapid-acting, inhaled insulin is designed to be used within 20 minutes of beginning a meal, the agency said. Diabetes affects an estimated 25.8 million people in the United States, including 7 million who haven't been diagnosed, the FDA said in a news release. Serious c...
iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study
iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding access to a computer tablet to traditional therapy may help children with autism talk and interact more, new research suggests. The study compared language and social communication treatment -- with or without access to an iPad computer tablet -- in 61 young children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and found that the device helped boost the effect of the treatment. "All the children im...
Intoxicaciones Existen muchas sustancias tóxicas que pueden ser mortales si el cuerpo las inhala, las digiere o las absorbe. Enumeradas en el directorio que aparece a continuación se encuentran algunas de ellas, para las cuales le proveemos una breve descripción. Datos acerca de las Intoxicaciones Los Primeros Auxilios para las Intoxicaciones El Jarabe de Ipecacuana Verifique que su Hogar Sea Seguro para que un Niño No Se Intoxique La Intoxicación por Monóxido de Carbono La Intoxicación por Plomo La Int...
Infecciones Maternas y Fetales
Infecciones Maternas y Fetales Hay muchas infecciones de la madre y el feto que requieren la atención clínica de un médico. Enumeradas en el directorio a continuación hay algunas de ellas, para las cuales le proveemos una breve descripción. Descripción General de Infecciones Maternas y Fetales El Estreptococo Grupo B La Listeriosis La Toxoplasmosis El Herpes La Hepatitis B (HBV) El SIDA y el VIH Las Infecciones Renales y del Tracto Urinario La Corioamnionitis
Intolerancia a la Lactosa
Intolerancia a la Lactosa ¿Qué es la intolerancia a la lactosa? La intolerancia a la lactosa es un trastorno causado por la carencia de una encima llamada lactasa. Las cantidades insuficientes de lactasa hacen que el cuerpo no sea capaz de digerir la lactosa, un azúcar que se encuentra en los productos lácteos. La lactasa normalmente se produce en el intestino delgado, donde se descompone en lactosa de una forma que puede ser absorbida por la sangre. La falta de lactasa puede causar síntomas de incomodi...
Infecciones de la Piel por Parásitos
Infecciones de la Piel por Parásitos Los parásitos de la piel suelen ser diminutos insectos o gusanos que se introducen en la piel, donde viven y depositan sus huevos. Existen muchas clases de infecciones parasitarias que requieren el cuidado clínico de un médico o de otro profesional de la salud. Enumeradas en el directorio de abajo hay algunas de ellas, para las cuales le proveemos una breve descripción. La Sarna Los Piojos
Infecciones por Hongos
Infecciones por Hongos Muchos tipos diferentes de infecciones de la piel por hongos que requieren el cuidado clínico de un médico o de otro profesional del cuidado de la salud. Enumeradas en el siguiente directorio hay algunas de ellas, sobre las cuales proveemos una breve descripción. La Candidiasis (Infección por Honguillos) La Tiña La Tiña Versicolor
Inmunodeficiencia Combinada Severa (SCID)
Inmunodeficiencia Combinada Severa (SCID) ¿Qué es la SCID? La SCID es un conjunto de enfermedades muy raras que están presentes al nacer y que ponen en peligro la vida. La enfermedad hace que el niño tenga su sistema inmunológico deprimido o no lo tenga. Como consecuencia, el cuerpo del niño no puede combatir las infecciones. A este proceso patológico también se lo conoce como el síndrome del "niño en la burbuja" porque la vida en el entorno normal puede ser fatal para estos niños. Niños con esta rara e...
Inguinal Hernia in Children
Inguinal Hernia in Children What is an inguinal hernia? A hernia occurs when a section of intestine protrudes through a weakness in the abdominal muscles. A soft bulge is seen underneath the skin where the hernia has occurred. A hernia that occurs in the groin area is called an inguinal hernia. Click Image to Enlarge What causes an inguinal hernia? A hernia can develop in the first few months after the baby is born because of a weakness in the muscles of the abdomen. As a male fetus grows and matures du...
Inflammatory and Infectious Musculoskeletal Disorders
Inflammatory and Infectious Musculoskeletal Disorders There are many inflammatory and infectious disorders that affect the body's musculoskeletal system that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Osteomyelitis Septic (Infectious) Arthritis Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Inflammatory and Infectious Neurological Disorders
Inflammatory and Infectious Neurological Disorders There are many inflammatory and infectious neurological disorders that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Brain Abscess Encephalitis Guillain-Barré Syndrome Meningitis Reye Syndrome
Infection in Babies
Infection in Babies Fighting infectious diseases today is much easier than in the past. Proper hygiene and proper precautions, along with numerous vaccines and rapidly advancing medical technology, help prevent many infections. However, a newborn baby has limited ability to prevent and fight infectious diseases. Special care may be needed for babies who develop an infection before, during, or after birth. Infections in babies require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in...
Identifying Teratogens What studies are conducted to determine whether an agent is a teratogen? In the past, there have been medications on the market that humans used that caused birth defects, such as thalidomide in the 1960s. Thalidomide was removed from the market after several babies were born with missing and malformed limbs to mothers who took thalidomide to relieve nausea and vomiting early in pregnancy. Thalidomide has recently been approved by the FDA for the treatment of certain diseases, but...
Inflammatory and Infectious Digestive Disorders
Inflammatory and Infectious Digestive Disorders Many types of inflammations and infectious disorders affecting the digestive system require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Appendicitis Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers (Peptic Ulcers) Helicobacter Pylori Crohn's Disease Ulcerative Colitis Necrotizing Enterocolitis Viruses, Bacteria, and Intestinal Parasites in the Digestive Tract
Inguinal and Umbilical Hernia
Inguinal and Umbilical Hernia What is a hernia? A hernia occurs when a section of intestine protrudes through a weakness in the abdominal muscles. A soft bulge is seen underneath the skin where the hernia has occurred. In children, a hernia usually occurs in 1 of 2 places: Around the belly button In the groin area A hernia that occurs in the belly button area is called an umbilical hernia . A hernia that occurs in the groin area is called an inguinal hernia . What causes a hernia? A hernia can develop i...
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