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Are you pregnant?

Introduction Every married women want to be pregnant. Pregnancy is the period of time when a fetus develops inside a woman’s uterus ends with the birth of the infant. Pregnancies typically involve a variety of clinical laboratory tests. The tests provide useful information from the time pregnancy is first considered …

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Estimation Of Glomerular Filtration Rate

Introduction Kidneys are vital organs responsible for filtering out waste substances through urine excretion. Healthy kidneys can produce an average between 1 – 2 litres urine per day. The kidneys have ultrafilters called glomerulus. These glomerulus filter blood circulating the body and allow only waste substances known as urea and …

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Ultrasound imaging

Introduction In medicine, imaging refers to the method used to view internal organs or structures within the body. There are several modalities used for imaging such as X-ray, CT Scan (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and ultrasound machines. Ultrasound was first applied to the human body for medical purposes …

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F18-FDG in Positron Emission Tomography

Introduction Figure 1: PET-CT machine (Source: http://www.radiology-equipment.com/Detail.CFM?LineItemID=1638) PET (Positron Emission Tomography) is an art imaging techniques used in the detection of metabolically active organ or tissues inside body. The concept of emission and transmission tomography was introduced by David E. Kuhl, Luke Chapman and Roy Edwards in the late 1950s. …

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Pregnancy and radiation exposure

Introduction The following article provides public with background information pertaining to reproductive risks of radiation exposures to women who are pregnant and have questions about the risk of birth defects and miscarriage. As general rule, the sensitivity of a tissue to radiation is directly proportional to its rate of proliferation. …

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Side Effects Of Medicines >> Stomach Discomfort & Heartburn

Introduction All types of medicines including prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines such as herbal preparations and vitamins carry a risk of unwanted side effects. The most commonly occurring side effects are related to the digestive system. Examples of side effects related to the digestive system are stomach discomfort or indigestion …

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Dukung Anak

Dukung Anak or scientifically known as Phyllanthus, is a medicinal herbal plant that have tremendous number of species varieties. P. amarus, P. niruri, P. urinaria and P. debilis are among the common varieties that can be found at tropical climate regions such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China and North America. …

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