MMM3 – Diagnosis and “T” Replacement Therapy for Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male (ADAM)

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Can ultrasound be used during fertility assessment?

The simple answer is yes. There is a role for ultrasound but it is not the only investigation used during fertility assessment. However, for the scope of this article I will concentrate on the uses of ultrasound. Firstly ultrasound can be used as a basic imaging assessment to screen for abnormalities of female reproductive organs. A transvaginal ultrasound can be performed to visualise the cervix, uterus, uterus lining (endometrium), and ovaries. Should there be any obvious abnormality such as anatomical variants (e.g. bicornuate uterus,...

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Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy

Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Ultrasound scanning is the most common imaging tool used for monitoring the growth and progress of your baby. From the several scans that will be performed over your pregnancy the medical team can identify your baby’s growth pattern and gender, as well as certain genetic abnormalities. The very first time you will receive a scan will usually be at the 6-8 week mark. This scan will be a transvaginal scan (the probe will be inserted into the vagina to get a better view of the uterus). At this stage we can...

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What is Ultrasound?

An ultrasound scan is a radiological investigation that can be used in a variety of situations. As the name suggests, the scan is performed using sound waves that bounce and reflect off different substances within the body and return to the probe. Depending on the speed of return and strength of the soundwave (wave strength diminishes with distance) and image is recreated on the screen giving us a picture the body’s internal organs. Most substances within the body exhibit a degree of sound reflectivity and sound transmittance allowing us...

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World AIDS Day 1st Dec 2014 – Ending the stigma of HIV

Once again we arrive at yet another World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day was first conceived in 1987 by 2 officers of the WHO James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter. It has been held on 1st December every year since 1988. This year, the theme for World AIDS Day 2014 is “Getting to zero”. This theme has remained unchanged since 2011. Slowly but surely, we are realizing that we can be the first AIDS free generation. For the first time in history, the number of people diagnosed with HIV is fewer than the number of people getting access to...

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