In medical parlance, swelling, turgescence or tumefaction is a transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not caused by proliferation of cells. It is caused by accumulation of fluid in tissues. It can occur throughout the body (generalized), or a specific part or organ can be affected (localized).Swelling is considered one of the five characteristics of inflammation; along with pain, heat, redness, and loss of function.In a general sense, the suffix "-megaly" is used to indicate a growth, as in hepatomegaly, acromegaly, and splenomegaly.A body part may swell in response to injury, infection, or disease.
Posts about Inflammation
  • Eye Damage Caused by Cataract Surgery

    …. A second eye care company, Tylock-George Eye Care in Irving, also confirmed that the same solution was used on a number of patients at their location. Dozens of patients who received an eye injection to counteract inflammation and irritation (which is typically applied after eye cataract surgery) reported extreme eye sensitivity, flashes…

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  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis & Medical Malpractice

    … likelihood, the baby will also require antibiotics to help eliminate the infection. For those who have breathing difficulties because of a swollen abdomen, medical professionals will provide extra oxygen or assistance with breathing. Severe cases may require surgery to remove the damaged areas of the intestines. Complications and misdiagnosis. While…

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  • Frontal Lobe Brain Injuries

    … swelling or bleeding that may occur as a result of these injuries. After surgery, you may need a speech therapist and extensive physical therapy to help you regain your language and motor skills. During treatment, expect to have a range of MRI scans, CT scans and x-rays ordered by doctors, and a range of other tests to check on inflammation markers…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • What We Don’t Know About E-Cigarettes – – Let’s Flip the Script

    … to unborn babies. Nicotine has been linked to increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. E-cigarettes contain nanoparticles that can be become embedded in the lungs and lead to inflammation. The impact of such inflammation has yet to be fully tested or understood. The FDA does not currently regulate electronic cigarettes. There…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

    …. If you know someone with juvenile arthritis, think about how you can support them as they struggle with their disease. If they are having a bad pain day, think of activities that will be gentle on their joints while still being fun and engaging. Chronic pain is a lot to contend with and it’s important to be sensitive to anyone carrying this burden, especially a child. The post Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month appeared first on Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer. …

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 30 readers -
  • Link Between PPI Heartburn Medications And Heart Attacks?

    …, however, work by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid, and are used to reduce or eliminate gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD), stomach and small intestine ulcers, and inflammation of the esophagus.. The PPI drugs have been considered safe and effective, though there are some physicians who worry about the side effects…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits

    …). This can lead to issues such as tissue necrosis and a host of nervous system disorders. There were reports of people developing cystic masses, non-cancerous tumors, inflammation, constant pain radiating from the groin and onto the back and other areas of the body, as well as fluid collection at different parts of the body. Class action lawsuit…

    Sadie Horner/ Rasansky Law Firm- 41 readers -
  • Whiplash Injury Symptoms and Treatment

    … suffer disability and have long-term pain that can last years. According to scientists at Northwestern University, within the first two weeks of a whiplash injury, special Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allows the scientists to determine which patients will develop chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and disability. Unusual…

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  • Ketorolac (Toradol) Recall by Hospira Creates Shortage in Hospitals

    … and other problems if they are injected or infused intravenously”, according to the company. Hospira has experienced a number of manufacturing and quality problems over the last several years, which have resulted in recalls and product shortages. The recall of Ketorolac, “ an injected nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, which is given…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 326 readers -
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