Medical Definitions

September 10, 2020

Elmiron Vision Loss News

Elmiron Vision Loss News Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, the maker of the drug Elmiron, which has been shown to result in vision loss and other eye damage […]
April 26, 2012

Pradaxa Vs Warfarin: Risks and Benefits

Pradaxa was first approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in the fall of 2010 for the treatment of atrial fibrillation from a cause […]
April 16, 2012

Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Internal Bleeding

Patients who take the anti-clotting drugs Xarelto or Pradaxa may be at an increased risk of several types of serious internal bleeding. Although all anti-clotting drugs carry […]
May 24, 2011

Aortic Valve Stenosis (AVS) – Antidepressant Birth Defect

What is Aortic Valve Stenosis? Aortic valve stenosis (AVS), or aortic stenosis, occurs when a heart’s aortic valve constricts and becomes narrowed and even deformed. AVS […]
January 22, 2011

Gastroschisis Repair Surgery

What is Gastroschisis repair? Gastroschisis repair is surgery to correct a birth defect that causes an opening in the skin and muscles covering the belly (abdominal […]
January 22, 2011

Omphalocele Repair Surgery

What is Omphalocele Repair Surgery? Omphalocele repair involves surgery to repair a birth defect in the wall of the belly (abdomen) in which all or parts of […]
November 23, 2010

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)

PML is a rare disorder that damages the material that covers and protects the nerves in the white matter of the brain. It is caused by […]
July 9, 2010

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) Norwood

Author: Richard G Ohye, MD, Head, Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery; Program Director, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical Center Coauthor(s): Ralph S Mosca, […]
February 3, 2010

Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)

What is Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)? Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a form of congenital heart disease where both of the great arteries connect […]