Screening for MesotheliomaWritten by T.Going
Screening for Mesothelioma
Doctor appointments are critical to make sure you’re staying in proper health. However, exposure to asbestos presents an added urgency for routine appointments. Because asbestos related diseases take decades to form, early detection is critical for proper treatment. People who have jobs in industries like construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing are particularly susceptible of contracting these conditions.
Even best doctors in world mistake early symptoms of asbestos related diseases with lesser conditions. Detection of mesothelioma relies mostly on associating proper symptoms with proper diagnosis because it is so subtle. If you have had exposure to asbestos, then you should alert your doctor of your medical history so they know what tests to look for and what tests to use.
Usually, first test run by a doctor will use a device called a thorascope. The procedure is called thorascopy and is done by creating a small incision in chest, and taking a sample of lung tissue to see if it’s cancerous or not. This procedure is performed at a hospital using local anesthesia and will cause a small amount of pain. There will also be a check for an excess amount of fluid which may be drained to ease pressure and reduce pain.
Burns and Burn TreatmentsWritten by Steve Larson
There are an estimated 4,500 deaths and 45,000 hospitalizations per year in United States as a result of burn-related injuries. A burn is a type of injury to skin caused by heat, electricity, chemicals or radiation. Types of burns are divided into 3 categories; first degree, second degree and third degree. Each type of burn must be treated in a specific manner and it is important to know how to recognize each form of burn as well as treatment methods used in each specific situation. Treating a burn in an incorrect manner can cause serious harm to victim. Here is a summary of each form of burn as well as treatment methods for each:
1.First Degree Burns - This is least serious type of burn and will usually heal on its own within a couple days. First degree burns typically heal completely and rarely result in any form of scarring. This type of burn injures epidermis (top layer of skin) and usually produces a pink or reddish color on area of skin which is burnt.
Treatment – First degree burns (also known as minor burns) can be treated at home and very rarely require medical assistance. Your best option is to run burnt area under cool water for approximately 10 minutes to stop burning. Do not use ice or cold water since they can potentially cause further damage to skin. If you are applying a bandage to wound, make sure it is loose otherwise it will stick to burn, become painful and possibly cause infection. Vitamins C, E and zinc will help with healing process, but only in recommended amounts. Aloe Vera is said to have healing properties as well.
2.Second Degree Burns – This type of burn is an injury to tissues in body. Second degree burns are classified according to amount of tissue they affect and how deep they are. Second degree burns not only injure epidermis but continue down to deeper layers of skin called dermis. Second degree burns are usually bright red and produce blisters. This type of burn is likely to cause scarring and usually takes about one to three weeks to heal.