Rehab Cell

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Tag: Medicine (Field of Study)

Celiac disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Celiac disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

It’s becoming more and more common to see things like “gluten-free pizza” or “gluten-free buns” at restaurants, grocery stores, or other food-based businesses. This is partly because there’s this increasing recognition, awareness and diagnosis of a disease called celiac disease, sometimes called celiac sprue, and as many as 1 in 100 north americans are diagnosed […]

Herpes (oral & genital) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Most of the time, when herpes simplex virus or HSV infects a person, there are no symptoms. In fact, it also usually moves from one person to another in the absence of symptoms, so it can therefore it can move through a population silently. Once in a while, though, it can cause symptoms, and typically […]

Bell’s Palsy – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Bell’s Palsy – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Bell’s palsy, named after the surgeon Charles Bell who first described it, is when there’s weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face, caused by damage to the seventh cranial nerve, which is the facial nerve. The underlying cause of cranial nerve damage is idiopathic which means it’s unknown, so when […]

Renal cell carcinoma – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! Renal cell carcinomas (or RCC’s) are the most common type of malignant kidney cancer in adults, generally affecting older […]

Lichen planus – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Lichen planus – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! With lichen planus, lichen means tree moss and planus refers to flat, and the reason it’s called that, is […]

Aneurysms – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Aneurysms – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! The word aneurysm is based off the Greek word aneurysma, which means “dilation.” And that makes sense because aneurysms […]

Killing Cancer – New Brain Cancer Treatment Targets Tumors

Killing Cancer – New Brain Cancer Treatment Targets Tumors

NARRATOR: This year in the United States, nearly 70,000 people will be diagnosed with brain tumors. Of those, nearly 12,000 will be diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme. DR. MARK DEWHIRST: The problem is that virtually all the patients die. So it’s a death note if you have it. NARRATOR: Glioblastoma multiforme is a particularly deadly brain […]

Poliomyelitis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Poliomyelitis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

In poliomyelitis, also called polio, “polio” refers to the poliovirus, which is an enterovirus that invades the intestines, “myel” refers to the spinal cord which is affected in the disease, and -itis refers to inflammation. So poliomyelitis is an enteroviral disease first enters the body through the intestines, but then spreads and causes nerve injury […]

Pneumonia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Pneumonia is an infection in the lung tissue caused by microbes, and the result is inflammation. The inflammation brings water into the lung tissue, and that extra water can make it harder to breathe. During inhalation, air reaches your lungs by traveling down your trachea, then it continues through the bronchi and the bronchioles and […]