Implant & Transplant: Pros and cons of face transplant, Saline breast implants and autoimmune disease

Kidney Transplant Recipients Guidelines          Kidney transplant refers to transferring of the kidney from one person to another. The person who is donating the kidney could be either a deceased donor or could be a living donor. Here are some kidney transplant recipient's guidelines.

         A person suffering from a kidney can live for fifteen years longer, if he/she receives a new kidney. A kidney transplant is not a risky thing; however there are certain guidelines to be followed and certain things have to be kept in mind while kidney More...

 

Saline Vs Silicone Implants

Saline Vs Silicone Implants

The two types of breast implants have different material and consistency. In the case of saline filled breast implant, a silicone shell is inserted and put in place and then filled with saline during the surgery. On the other hand, silicone implant comes with a silicone shell that is pre-filled with gel. More...

 

Cochlear Implant And Auditory Nerve Damage

Cochlear Implant And Auditory Nerve Damage

Auditory nerve which is also known as cochlear nerve is a nerve in the ear that carries nerve impulses to the brain. It is a sensory nerve that carries acoustic energy to the brain. Auditory nerve starts from within the cochlea and goes up to the brainstem where the fibers of the auditory nerve make contact with the cochlear nucleus. The number of nerve fibers within the cochlear nerve average around 30,000. More...

 

Purpose Of Bone Marrow Transplant

Purpose Of Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone marrow transplantation is a procedure to restore stem cells that get destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. There are mainly three types of bone marrow transplants. In autologous transplant the patient receives his own stem cells. In syngetic transplant the patient receives stem cells from his identical twin. In allogenic transplant the patient receives stem cells from brother, sister, parent or an unrelated person. More...

 

Mortality Rates Of Open Heart Surgery

Mortality Rates Of Open Heart Surgery

Heart disease is a leading cause of death. Different treatments are recommended for patients with coronary heart disease. For some people, change in life style such as dietary changes, no smoking and regular exercise has resulted in improvement in their health. In other cases medication prescribed for high blood pressure or other conditions has made sufficient difference. More...

 

How Much Does A Hip Replacement Cost ?

How Much Does A Hip Replacement Cost

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the diseased portion of the hip joint is removed and is replaced with new artificial parts. This is a common orthopedic procedure and is performed 300,000 times in the United States every year. This is a safe and a reliable method of treatment for severe hip arthritis pain.More...

 

How Many People Awaiting Liver Transplant ?

How Many People Awaiting Liver Transplant

Liver disease is quite a common as well as serious disease and in fact liver transplant is the second most common organ transplant that is done. A liver transplant is done when a person’s liver is totally damaged. The diseased liver is replaced with a healthy liver or a piece of a healthy liver. Doctors recommend a liver transplant only when the condition of the patients cannot be treated with medication and a transplant is a last resort. More...