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Endometrial Curettage Endometrial Biopsy

Overview & DescriptionAn endometrial biopsy is a procedure in which the healthcare provider removes a small piece of tissue from the lining of the...

Electrocardiography, Ambulatory Holter Monitor

Overview & DescriptionHolter monitoring is continuous recording of the electrical activity of the heart.Who is a candidate for the test?The test is usually done...

Ecg – Electrocardiogram

Overview & Description An electrocardiogram, also called an ECG or EKG, is a graphic record of the heart's electrical activity. Healthcare providers use it to...

Burns Definition

Overview, Causes, & Risk FactorsA burn is defined as any destruction of skin or body tissue resulting from heat, chemicals, radiation, or electricity. The...

Diabetic Foot Wound Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Overview, Causes, & Risk FactorsA diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound on the foot of a person withdiabetes. Because of loss...

Dehydration

Overview, Causes, & Risk FactorsDehydration is the condition that results when too much body fluid is lost.What is going on in the body?The body...

Compartment Syndrome

Overview, Causes, & Risk FactorsCompartment syndrome occurs when blood supply is dramatically reduced to muscles in a closed body space, known as a compartment....

Chem 20

Overview & DescriptionIn the past, doctors used to order groups or panels of laboratory tests in orderto diagnose different conditions. The CHEM-20, a set...