By H. David Banta, Annetine Gelijns (auth.)

ISBN-10: 9401167605

ISBN-13: 9789401167604

ISBN-10: 9401167621

ISBN-13: 9789401167628

As famous within the Foreword, this file is among the volumes as a result of this research of health care expertise. the aim of the research, as formulated by means of the STG, used to be to investigate wellbeing and fitness care expertise. a part of the duty used to be to boost an 'early caution approach' for healthiness care know-how. the first target of the venture used to be to strengthen a listing or description of a couple of attainable and possible health care applied sciences, in addition to details on their significance. in the limits of money and time, this has been performed. even though, given the titanic variety of attainable wellbeing and fitness care applied sciences, whole info at the value of every quarter couldn't be constructed in any intensity for all know-how. consequently, 4 particular applied sciences have been selected and have been prospectively assessed. those destiny applied sciences have been tested in additional intensity, taking a look fairly at their health and coverage implications. for this reason, the venture used to be prolonged to September 1986, and extra applied sciences might be assessed.

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Technology diffusion: The diffusion or spread of a medical technology into the health care system. It is generally thought to be in two phases: the initial phase in which decisions are made to adopt or reject the technology, and a subsequent phase in which decisions are made to use the technology. Thrombolytic: Lysing or dissolving a thrombus. 59 Thrombosis: The formulation, development, or presence of a solid mass in a blood vessel or in the heart. It is composed of fibrin, platelets, and, in most instances, erythrocytes.

See Pulsed laser. Control group: In a randomized clinical trial, the group receLvLng no treatment or some treatment with which the group receiving experimental treatment is compared. The control treatment is generally a standard treatment, a placebo, or no treatment. Compare Experimental group. Coronary angiography: See Coronary arteriography. Coronary arteries: Arteries that supply blood to the heart. Coronary arteriography: Arteriography of the coronary arteries. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery: A surgical procedure in which a vein or an artery is used to bypass a constricted portion of one or more coronary arteries.

It is composed of fibrin, platelets, and, in most instances, erythrocytes. Ulcerated plaques: Breaks in the yellowish plaque formed within the intima and inner media (innermost and middle coats of the blood vessels) of large and medium-sized veins. Vaporized: Converted from a solid to a liquid. Vas deferens: The secretory duct of the testicle, which carries the sperm. Ventricle: A small cavity. Most commonly, the term is used to refer to the two ventricles of the heart. The left ventricle is the chamber from which blood is pumped to the aorta and then to the arteries (and therefore to the tissues of the body).

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