The concept of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis was first introduced in 1980. And today it is recognized as very relevant in gastroenterology, since its prevalence is from 14 to 18 percent of the total population. Pathology is more common in women (aged 41-60 years). It is noteworthy that there are no complaints from patients.
Among the many important issues of modern medicine, covered at the All-Russian Educational Internet-session for doctors, the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of non-alcoholic liver steatohepatitis (NASH) were discussed.
In particular, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis was the subject of an extensive report by Svetlana Dmitrievna Podymova, MD Professor, Department of Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases, Moscow State Medical University I.M.Sechenova. At present, NASH is considered an independent disease, which is characterized by an increase in the activity of liver enzymes in blood plasma and morphological changes in liver biopaths, that is, all those changes that are characteristic of patients with alcoholic steatohepatitis. The fundamental difference is that patients with NASH do not abuse alcohol. Continue reading
The condition when the mobility of the joints is limited: they bend with difficulty and pain, is called contracture. This violation is characteristic of many ailments. What if this happened? Why can not you “tear” the ossified joint or, conversely, leave it motionless for a long time? Readers Medpulse meets the trauma surgeon, Ph.D. Lev Ustimenko.
Contractures result from illness or after injuries. The most common non-traumatic diseases causing contractures are age-related ailments: arthritis and arthrosis. But other diseases also lead to joint stiffness: stroke, lack of blood supply and muscle inflammation, damage to peripheral nerves, and even … hysteria.
Therefore, it is impossible to cure any persistent contracture without a diagnosis! However, in parallel with the treatment of the underlying ailment, which is always selective, there are common ways to deal with contractures. Continue reading
Autumn is the time for the traditional end of the summer season. And at the same time, digging wells. Until it rains. Of course, with advanced technology now any season will do. But what is still missing is the understanding that water needs analysis. We either forget about it, or just greed. Meanwhile, it’s time to think: what are we drinking?
And not only when we take water from an unverified well or well. But even when we use tap water for drinking, or we buy purified water. It is important for everyone to know that the body needs to receive clean water that is harmless in chemical composition and meets sanitary standards. In fact, any water can be a source of potential danger, and before drinking it, you need to be sure of its quality, especially if it comes from unverified sources.
What does water contain? Continue reading