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Complications of Spinal Anesthesia

Spinal anesthesia involves the direct application of local anesthetic drugs to nerve roots that enter and exit the spinal cord. Sp...
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Ventilator Breathing Complications After Surgery

During most surgeries, the patient is made unconscious and paralyzed to protect him from pain and damage from involuntary movement...
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Complications After Having Scoliosis Surgery

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects approximately 2 percent of the population, states the American Academ...
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Complications From Patellar Tendon Surgery

The patellar tendon is the tendon that connects the bottom of the patella, or kneecap, to the top part of the tibia, or shinbone, ...
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Complications After a Biopsy of the Lungs

A biopsy of the lungs is a diagnostic procedure during which a doctor removes a small portion of the lung tissue for further evalu...
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Common Anesthetics for Surgery

Virtually all surgical procedures require anesthesia of one type or another. The type and duration of an anesthetic is dependent u...
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Side Effects of Saline Drip After Surgery

Surgery is accompanied by large fluid shifts. Blood can be lost from the operation, and water is lost through urine, evaporation o...
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Healing From Endometriosis Surgery

The endometrium is the lining of the uterus, but when it begins to grow outside of the uterus, a condition called endometriosis oc...
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Running & Sit-Ups After Colon Surgery

Colon surgery, also known as colectomy, is a procedure in which part or all of the colon is removed. Typically, these operations a...
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Living with a Stoma

A stoma is a surgically created opening that brings a portion of your small or large intestine through the abdominal wall. A bag i...
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