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Renal Replacement Therapy: Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis, Animation

Renal Replacement Therapy: Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis, Animation

Dialysis is a therapy that artificially removes wastes from the blood of patients whose kidneys can no longer perform this function adequately. There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In hemodialysis, blood is filtered outside the body, in a dialysis machine. The patient’s blood is pumped to the machine, cleansed, then […]

Acute Kidney Injury, a.k.a. Acute Renal Failure, Animation

Acute Kidney Injury, a.k.a. Acute Renal Failure, Animation

Acute kidney injury, AKI, also known as acute renal failure, is a sudden, rapid loss of kidney function, typically within days or weeks. The function of the kidneys is to filter blood plasma, removing metabolic wastes in urine, while also adjusting urine composition to maintain balance of various blood parameters. In AKI, metabolic wastes accumulate; […]

Serotonin and Treatments for Depression, Animation.

Serotonin and Treatments for Depression, Animation.

Serotonin, or 5-hydroxytryptamine, is a neurotransmitter involved in many brain and body functions and is commonly known as the substance of well-being and happiness. Serotonin is produced in specialized neurons found mostly in the Raphe nuclei located along the midline of the brainstem. The axons of these neurons form extensive serotonergic pathways that reach almost […]

PRP Therapy Animation

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy, is a non-surgical treatment for tendon, ligament and muscle injuries. Platelets are cells of the blood and are best known for their function in blood clotting. Activated platelets also release many growth factors and other cellular signaling proteins that are necessary for the process of wound healing. Platelet-rich plasma, […]

Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Trigger Points Treatments, Animation.

Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Trigger Points Treatments, Animation.

Myofascial pain syndrome is a common chronic pain disorder that can affect various parts of the body. Myofascial pain syndrome is characterized by presence of hyperirritable spots located in skeletal muscle called trigger points. A trigger point can be felt as a band or a nodule of muscle with harder than normal consistency. Palpation of […]