The latest medical news, expert views on key health issues, as well as advice on disease prevention and management.
Many Germans Search the Internet for Treatment Alternatives
A survey showed that 62% of German patients look up their symptoms on the Internet before visiting a doctor, and the trend is increasing year by year.
Gynecomastia in men
Fat deposits in the breast area are often found in severely overweight men. But, in addition to this, breast enlargement can indicate serious disorders in the male body. The condition is called gynecomastia. In the case of tissue overgrowth, it is important to see an experienced doctor to determine the exact cause of gynecomastia, and to select an effective treatment based on it.
Diabetes mellitus and pancreatic diseases: diagnostic errors
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common conditions. There are several forms of the disease, differing in cause and course, although in the background is always a disorder of glucose metabolism in the body. Correct and timely diagnosis plays a crucial role in finding the right treatment and monitoring scheme. This means that it is possible to maintain the quality of life for as long as possible, avoiding or minimizing complications. However, it is at the time of diagnosis that mistakes occur quite often.
What is computed tomography (CT)?
Computed tomography is used to assess the condition of musculoskeletal structures and soft tissues. The procedure does not cause unpleasant feelings, provides a large amount of important information, and the amount of radiation exposure allows performing the examination as many times as necessary without harming the body.
Coronary angioplasty and stenting
Coronary angioplasty and stenting is a method of treating coronary artery disease by restoring blood flow in the narrowed vessel that supplies blood to the heart. A heart catheterization is used to determine whether the procedure is indicated in each particular case.
University Hospital Cologne shares expertise in testicular cancer treatment
Malignant tumors of the testes are rare, so finding a genuine specialist is not easy. Germany’s leading urology facility provides effective guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.
Pathology revision: knowing the prior diagnosis can be misleading
A second opinion will be less objective, if the physician providing it knows the first one. This is the conclusion of a study involving US pathology specialists.
A Second Opinion Disproves a Hollywood Star’s Diagnosis
Sharon Stone underwent several catheter procedures before it turned out she had a uterine fibroid which needed surgery rather than epidural pain relief.