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D-dimer

Clinical analysis, Internal medicine

What is analysed? D-dimer analysis focuses on measuring the levels of a specific protein fragment called D-dimer in the blood. What does the result mean? The results of a D-dimer analysis can indicate the presence or absence of blood clotting and fibrinolysis....

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Dacryocystorhinostomy

Ophthalmology

What is dacryocystorhinostomy? Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a surgical procedure that aims to restore the drainage of tears from the eye when the tear ducts are...

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Damon braces

Dentistry, Orthodontics

What are Damon braces? Damon braces (also referred to as the “Damon system”) are self-ligating braces, which means that the brackets have a component that closes around the wire, rather than being secured with elastic ligatures as with conventional braces. It is claimed that the reduced friction due to the lack of ligatures means that...

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Dandruff and seborrhea

Dermatology

What is dandruff? Dandruff is a common scalp disorder characterised by excessive peeling and flaking of the skin on your head. Dandruff is usually easily managed and is not contagious. However, if the dandruff is persistent over a long period of time, you can get medical assistance from adermatologist.

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Dark circles

Aesthetic medicine , Dermatology , Ophthalmology , Plastic surgery, GP (general practitioner)

What is dark circle treatment? Dark circles (technically known as idiopathic cutaneous hyperchromia of the orbital region) refer to the darkest area under the eyes. They can be hereditary, caused by hyperpigmentation, shadows, allergies, asthma,or

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Day hospitals

Psychology

What are day hospitals? A day hospital is a healthcare facilities where patients canreceivethe care they need without leaving their family environment. The patient may attend a day hospital for a specified number of hours during in which they receive the treatment, care or therapythey require.Once the session has been...

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De Quervain syndrome

Orthopaedic surgery, Plastic surgery

What is De Quervain syndrome? De Quervain syndrome is an inflammation of the tendon sheath (a membrane encasing the joints in the human body) of the tendons that control thumb. This condition causes your thumb to thicken and the tendon sheath to shrink, limiting your articular motion and leading to overall pain in your hand and wrist.

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Deafness

Otolaryngology / ENT, Paediatric otolaryngology, Audiovestibular medicine

What is deafness? Deafness, also known as hearing loss, describes difficulty hearing or the total inability to hear. Deafness can be partial or complete, and can occur graduallywith age or it can happen suddenly. Some people are born with deafness. What...

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Neurology, Neurosurgery

What is deep brain stimulation? Deep brain stimulation (DBS)is an establishedneurosurgical,symptomatic therapy for some patients with clinically confirmedParkinson's disease.Itis a treatment performed by a specialist...

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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Phlebology, Vascular surgery, Surgery, Radiology, Interventional radiology, Haematology

What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that occurs in a vein. While it can form anywhere in the body, it is much more common to happen in the leg. It causes swelling, a red patch or an ache in the leg, and can be...

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