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Bladder cancer treatment news: nanorobots, immunotherapy and promising drug combinations

Marina Virko  6 minutes
Bladder cancer treatment news: nanorobots, immunotherapy and promising drug combinations

In Spain, experiments on mice have proven the effectiveness of nanorobots; and in the US, scientists are testing promising immunotherapy medications and combinations of anti-tumor drugs. What has happened recently on the frontline of the fight against urothelial carcinoma? 

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Cardiology

Arterial hypertension: symptoms, types and treatment methods

Marina Virko  9 minutes
Arterial hypertension: symptoms, types and treatment methods

Blood pressure in the blood vessels is an important factor in the work of the cardiovascular system. When it constantly exceeds the norm, the whole body is at risk of irreversible abnormal changes. This condition is called arterial hypertension, which is a serious disease that needs timely treatment.

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Radiology

Cardiac MRI

Marina Virko  14 minutes
Cardiac MRI

Making the heart visible in all its functions and structures in order to detect diseases as early as possible is the main diagnostic task in cardiology. Until relatively recently, the only solution was catheterization, an invasive procedure that involves certain stresses and risks.

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Gastroenterology

Cholecystitis (Inflammation of the gallbladder)

Marina Virko
Cholecystitis (Inflammation of the gallbladder)

The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. Our body needs this fluid to break down fats obtained from food. The fats are then broken down and absorbed in the duodenum, where the bile gets through the bile duct. 

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Gastroenterology

Gallstone disease (gallstones)

Marina Virko  12 minutes
Gallstone disease (gallstones)

Generous and fatty meals may sometimes provoke sudden cramps and severe pain in the right upper abdomen. If a piece of creamy cake or a few hard-boiled eggs lead to such unpleasant consequences, most likely, you should suspect gallstone disease.

 

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Gastroenterology

Liver cirrhosis: main symptoms and treatment

Marina Virko  9,5 minutes
Liver cirrhosis: main symptoms and treatment

The disease, like many other dangerous conditions, is almost undetectable in its first stages. It is generally believed that liver cirrhosis is related to alcohol, but there may be many more causes. It is extremely important to undergo treatment, otherwise the disorder can be fatal due to progressive liver damage.

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Radiology

Getting ready for a CT scan of the lungs

Marina Virko  8 minutes
Getting ready for a CT scan of the lungs

A study called a lung CT has become widely known in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it can detect much more than the changes related to the notorious virus. 

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Radiology

MRI of the lungs and bronchi: respiratory organs seen in tiniest detail

Marina Virko  4,5 minutes
MRI of the lungs and bronchi: respiratory organs seen in tiniest detail

Assessing the nature, localization and extent of a lesion is of paramount importance in lung diagnosis. These questions are the domain of radiology. X-rays and CT scans are commonly used, but in recent years physicians have become increasingly aware of the diagnostic potential of MRI of the lungs and bronchi.

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