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Dr. Simi Paknikar is an MD in Pharmacology with professional experience of over a decade, that includes medical writing, teaching and conducting quality audits for medical services companies. Dr Paknikar is passionate about educating consumers about health and keeps abreast of the latest medical research. She contributes by editing and reviewing articles as well as writing on various health topics.
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Cystolitholapaxy is a surgical procedure used to treat stones in the urinary bladder. The procedure is carried out with the help of a cystoscope and can be transurethral (through the urethra) or percutaneous to remove the stones.
Bladder neck incision is a surgical procedure where cuts are made in the neck of the urinary bladder to improve outflow of urine, thereby relieving symptoms associated with obstruction to the urinary outflow.
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder wherein the affected person makes repetitive and stereotyped involuntary movements, or noises, called ‘tics’.
The cardiovascular drugs sacubitril/valsartan and ivabradine have been included in recent guidelines by the ACC, AHA and the HFSA for the treatment of severe heart failure.
Some drugs or therapeutic agents cause undesirable reactions in lungs, known as drug-induced pulmonary disease, which could be serious enough to cause death. It is important to identify the drugs causing these reactions and avoid using them.