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Ascites - definition, causes and liver disease

Ascites - definition, causes and liver disease

Ascites - the accumulation of fluid within the peritoneal cavity. Ascites is an abnormal condition that often accompanies chronic LIVER disease such as CIRRHOSIS and LIVER DISEASE OF ALCOHOLISM. Ascites sometimes also develops with HEART FAILURE, END-STAGE RENAL FAILURE (ESRF), OVARIAN CANCER, and metastatic cancer

Natural killer (NK) cells

A granular LYMPHOCYTE (white BLOOD cell with granules in its cytoplasm) that has cytotoxic (cell-killing) functions within the IMMUNE RESPONSE. NK cells belong to the CELLMEDIATED IMMUNITY pathway of the immune response and do not require ANTIGEN presentation to target a cell for destruction. NK cells are particularly

Nephritis - bacterial/interstitial/lupus/hereditary - symptoms and treatment

What is Nephritis INFLAMMATION of the kidney. The most common causes of nephritis are bacterial INFECTION, which generally cause acute (sudden onset) nephritis, and AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS, which tend to cause chronic or recurrent inflammation. Nephritis can be acute (come on suddenly), chronic (long-term), or recurrent

Urolithiasis - diagnosis, symptoms and treatment

What is Urolithiasis The formation of calcifications (also called calculi) in the BLADDER. Most bladder stones, like kidney stones, form of calcium in combination with oxalate (the most common combination), phosphate, or magnesium. Bladder stones are less common today than kidney stones (NEPHROLITHIASIS), though

Physical exercise and cardiovascular health

The influence of regular physical activity on the structures and functions of the cardiovascular system. Regular AEROBIC EXERCISE has numerous effects on the cardiovascular system, improving the heart’s pumping efficiency as well as the circulation’s oxygen transport to the tissues of the body. It also

Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) - levels and pregnancy

What is Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) A protein the LIVER produces. In PREGNANCY the amount of AFP in the woman’s BLOOD circulation increases, reflecting the activity of the FETUS’s liver as it develops and becomes functional. A blood test measures AFP in the woman’s blood circulation early in the second

Minimally Invasive Surgery / endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery / endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery - Any OPERATION in which the surgeon uses an endoscope and specialized instruments to enter the body through small incisions, called ports. An endoscope is a lighted, flexible tube with a tiny camera at the tip that sends visual images of the operative site to a monitor similar to a