Articles by Dr. Greg

Heart Attack Medication, Drugs to Treat a Myocardial Infarction

A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is death of a portion of the muscular heart wall as a result of severely reduced blood supply. It is most commonly due to a blockage in the coronary artery which supplies oxygen-rich blood to the heart wall. An occlusion that causes injury but not death to the heart wall over a period >> Read More ...

Antihypertensive Drugs, Effects, Names and Types of Medication

There are several types of drugs to treat hypertension and the use of each is dependent on the severity, duration and type of hypertension. Other underlying diseases also have to be taken into account when prescribing the most appropriate antihypertensive drug, even if the condition is not directly contributing to the >> Read More ...

Inflamed Nerve (Neuritis) Diagnosis and Treatment

Neuritis is the term for inflammation of the nerve. It may be due to a number of causes including mechanical trauma, chemical injury, nutritional deficiencies, infections, inherited disorders and systemic diseases. Inflammation of a sensory nerves may present with numbness, tingling, abnormal sensations or pain. When the >> Read More ...

Types of Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment for Nerve Injury

The basic aim of treatment of an injured nerve is to restore its function to the best extent possible. In patients whom it is not practically possible, the treatment is aimed at improving the quality of life to the maximum that can be attained. This also requires proper management of the injuries sustained by other tissues >> Read More ...

Damaged or Severed Nerve Diagnosis, Complications, Outlook

Injury to a nerve may arise due to a number of causes. In most acute peripheral nerve injuries, the nerve may be crushed, stretched or severed (cut). Sometimes nerve injury arises secondary to some other pathology related to trauma like compression with swelling of a neighboring organ or structure. Once injured, the nerve >> Read More ...

Pericardial Effusion Diagnosis and Treatment Procedures

Pericardial effusion is an accumulation of excessive fluid in the space surrounding the heart (pericardial space). It can result from a wide variety of causes and may be present in association with almost all types of pericardial diseases. It is usually seen in inflammatory or infective conditions of the pericardium >> Read More ...

Empyema Thoracis (Pleura) Diagnosis, Treatment, Procedures

Empyema thoracis or pleural empyema is collection of pus in the space between the pleural layers. It is commonly referred to as pus around the lungs. An empyema results from pus-forming (suppurative) infection of the pleural space and is one of the most common causes for exudative type of pleural effusion (fluid around the >> Read More ...
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