Articles by Jan Modric

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Folliculitis Pictures

What is Folliculitis? Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles, the tiny tunnels in the skin from which hair grows. It occurs when the hair follicles become irritated and an infection then sets in. This may be seen with damage to the follicle as a result of shaving, friction with clothing, scratching, or an >> Read More ...

Staph Diagnosis (Lab Tests) and Epidemiology (Where It Lives)

Where Does S. aureus Live? S. aureus lives in: Healthy people (S.aureus carriers): in the mucosa of the nose, less commonly in the throat, vagina, intestines and lungs; on the skin: mainly in the armpits, under the breasts and in the groin Infected people: in skin lesions, the blood, stool, urine, respiratory mucosa, >> Read More ...

Staph Epidemiology

Where Does S. aureus Live? What is Staphylococcus aureus? Lab tests for staph S. aureus lives in: Healthy people (S.aureus carriers): in the mucosa of the nose, less commonly in the throat, vagina, intestines and lungs; on the skin: mainly in the armpits, under the breasts and in the groin Infected people: in skin >> Read More ...

What Is Staphylococcus aureus?

Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus aureus (Gk. staphyle = bunch of grapes; Lat. coccus = spherical bacterium, aureus = golden) or golden staph (pronounced ‘staff’) is the most common species of staphylococcus bacteria causing infections in human. Lab Tests for Staph Staph Epidemiology Staph Infections >> Read More ...

Chronic Constipation – Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatment

Constipation is a common bowel habit problem characterized by not passing stool at least three times in a week. Not every person will have a daily bowel movement but once the stool has not been evacuated after 3 days, it undergoes changes that makes it difficult to pass out. It cannot be simply treated with laxatives. >> Read More ...

Severe Constipation – Extreme Pain, Complications

Constipation is a common gastrointestinal condition where stool is passed infrequent (less than 3 times in a week) with the passage of hard stool and where there is straining to have a bowel movement. Although constipation is not usually seen as a serious medical condition, it can lead to complications and some of these >> Read More ...

First Aid in Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

What Is Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)? Sudden cardiac death is an unexpected death due to cardiac causes occurring within 1 hour of symptom onset in a person in whom no previously life threatening heart condition was diagnosed. Typical SCD victim is an adult, collapsing without obvious reason during regular activity and dying >> Read More ...

Corrective Laser Eye Surgery (LES): LASIK, LASEK, PRL, RLE

WHAT IS LASER EYE SURGERY? Refractive or Laser Eye Surgery (LES) is a laser reshaping of cornea that changes its focusing power (1), (Picture 1 and 2). For patients with moderate refractive errors, this ambulatory procedure is a quick way to get free of glasses or contact lenses. Picture 1. An eye doctor performing laser >> Read More ...

Hair Dye Allergies

Hair Dye Allergies – Introduction About 5% of permanent hair dye users develop an allergy, mostly in the form of an allergic contact dermatitis with a redness and itch in the head area. A systemic reaction with an involvement of the whole body skin and other organs, although rare, is possible in severe cases (1).  >> Read More ...
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