Diagnostic Medical Surgical Procedures, Pharmacology

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Diagnostic Medical Surgical Procedures, Pharmacology
2014-07-25 18:01:59
Diagnostic Medical Surgical Procedures Pharmacology

Diagnostic, Medical, Surgical Procedures
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  1. arthrocentesis
    puncture of a joint space with a needle to remove fluid
  2. bone density test (bone densitometry), dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)
    low energy x-ray absorption of the wrist, pelvis, and spinal column to measure bone density for purposes of diagnosis and management of osteoporosis
  3. bone scan
    nuclear medicine procedure that visualizes bone(s) after the intravenous injection of a radiopharmaceutical
  4. rheumatoid factor
    blood test to detect the presence of rheumatoid factor, a substance present in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
  5. arthroplasty
    surgical reconstruction or replacement of a painful, degenerated joint to restore mobility in rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis or to correct a congenital deformity
  6. sequestrectomy
    excision of a sequestrum (segment of necrosed bone)
  7. bone reabsorption inhibitors
    reduce reabsorption of bone in the treatment of weak and fragile cones, as seen in osteoporosis and Paget disease
  8. gold salts
    treat rheumatoid arthritis by inhibiting activity within the immune system to prevent further disease progression
  9. nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
    relieves mild to moderate pain and reduces inflammation in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, such as sprains and trains, and inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, gout, and tendinitis