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  1. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: liver cancer

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... tomography) scan showed he had a tumour the size of an orange lodged in his liver. Blood tests showed that Yip's levels for a cancer marker called alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) was off the charts. Normal levels should hover around 10 ng/ml (nanograms per millilitre), but Yip's reading was 120,000 ng/ml. The CT scan and blood test indicated he had a very aggressive primary liver ...

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    Case history: Endometriosis

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... discovered she had endometriosis when she had trouble conceiving. Tests revealed that her fallopian tubes were damaged from an overgrowth of endometrial tissue implants, to such an extent ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Nails tell a lot about person's health

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Angela Baura

    ... with me." Following a blood test, Young learned that she was calcium deficient, and her baby was taking her back-up resources. She was prescribed calcium and magnesium supplements for the duration ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: When fate plays a hand

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... a chest X-ray. A lesion was found at the top of his left lung. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed a huge mass in his chest. Further tests confirmed that Russo had large cell lung carcinoma, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: follicular lymphoma at 40

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... than it is among people in other parts of the world. Wong was given a blood test and had a biopsy using a procedure called fine needle aspiration. Unfortunately, the test results were ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Tick induces malaria-like symptoms

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... and Lee went into shock. He was taken to intensive care where doctors fought to stabilise him while trying to figure out his ailment. Tests showed that Lee's liver function was impaired. He ... and weakness. Lee's symptoms were strongly suggestive of malaria. Doctors sent his blood to be tested for this and found that many of his red blood cells were infected by parasites- these red blood ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... she had to be put on a ventilator and was placed in intensive care. Chest X-rays showed that Thila possibly had a chest infection (pneumonia) so they tested her sputum for bacteria. As she had some bedsores, doctors took a swab from a wound in her thigh for tests. A vigilant nurse noted that Thila was recently admitted to hospital overseas- and regulations require such patients, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history: Psoriasis

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... then started to participate in clinical trials that tested therapies and new drugs on psoriasis patients. The most effective treatment to date is a type of medicine called biologics- bioengineered ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Lithium poisoning

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... of taking lithium, which can cause serious side effects, or even death in the case of overdose, his blood was tested for lithium levels. They found 3.2 millimoles per litre. This was well above normal levels of between 0.5mmol/L and one mmol/L. Based on the blood test results, Mak was suffering from acute lithium toxicity. Although he did not have classic symptoms such as nausea, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case history

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... at the Loyola University Hospital in Illinois, US. Biller ran a series of tests on A.S., one of which was to have her use her eyes to follow his finger as he moved it slowly back and forth in front ...




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