Calfee named division director in orthopedic surgery

Ryan P. Calfee, MD, an associate professor of orthopedic surgery and medical director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Orthopedic Center, has been named director of the Hand and Microsurgery Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Calfee specializes in treating hand and upper wrist extremity disease, including nerve compression and injury, arthritis of the hand and wrist, and […]

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COVID-19 and Headache

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease characterized primarily by symptoms of cough, fever, and breathing difficulties. However, there are notable symptoms that are very common in COVID-19 including the loss of the sense of taste/smell and bodily pain/aches, including headache. Since the pandemic began in early 2020, epidemiological and case data have vastly improved our knowledge and understanding of the symptoms, […]

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How Could Nitric Oxide Treat Severe COVID-19?

Nitric oxide (NO) has been used for decades in cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a vasodilator, improving gas exchange in the lungs and allowing the blood to better oxygenate. NO is naturally produced by many cells of the body and plays an important role in signaling and homeostasis. It functions as a vasodilator by bonding with and […]

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Cellulitis Diagnosis

Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of the skin that causes swelling and pain in affected areas. The leg is the site most commonly affected by cellulitis, although the condition can affect any part of the body. Symptoms Some examples of cellulitis symptoms include: Redness, heat, pain and swelling in affected areas. Breaks in the skin such as […]

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Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that affects the production and flow of mucus in the lungs and digestive system. Symptoms usually manifest within the first year of life, although they can develop later. The symptoms are primarily caused by a thick, sticky mucus clogging up the lung airways and the digestive system. Symptoms vary in intensity and severity from […]

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Cystic Fibrosis Questions

Some of the frequently asked questions regarding cystic fibrosis include: What is cystic fibrosis?Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that affects the production and flow of mucus within the respiratory system and digestive system. As a result, the passageways in these areas become clogged with a thick, sticky mucus, which leads to symptoms of the condition such as persistent coughing […]

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Hairy Cell Leukemia Symptoms

In hairy cell leukemia, abnormal and immature white blood cells produced in the bone marrow lead to several complications and symptoms. The hairy cells begin to multiply excessively and disrupt the normal balance of blood cells in the bone marrow. As a result, the amount of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets is reduced. Symptoms Some of the […]

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Gout Treatment

Once a diagnosis of gout has been confirmed, treatment is aimed at achieving the following: Alleviation of symptoms such as pain, swelling, inflammation and tenderness in the affected joint. Prevention of recurring gout attacks, which can cause progressive and permanent joint damage. This is achieved by reducing the blood levels of uric acid. Alleviation of symptoms Pain relief can be […]

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Lung Cancer Research

Researchers continue to look at new ways to combine, schedule, and sequence the use of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation to treat lung cancer. For instance, in one large study, patients with non-small cell lung cancer that had spread to nearby tissues or lymph nodes took radiation and chemotherapy at the same time instead of sequentially. Their five-year survival rates rose […]

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Exercise and Asthma

Exercise or other physical activity can trigger asthma-related symptoms. Symptoms usually occur during or right after physical activity. However, if asthma is under control, exercise should not cause problems. In fact, asthmatic people can enjoy any physical activity without developing symptoms, if they follow a few ground rules. Exercise-Induced Asthma Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is airflow obstruction caused by physical activity […]

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