Single-Incision Laparoscopy

Medical Photography — Laparoscopy

Due to a special relationship with a client who is a laparoscopic surgeon at a private hospital, I had got the privileges to enter the operating theatre to photograph him performing laparoscopic surgery. My first exposure to medical photography was two years ago when I photographed the laparoscopic surgery for his clinic’s website. I was…

Laser Treatment

I went for my scheduled eye examination at my doctor’s clinic in KL yesterday. Everything is fine except the transparent cells covering/holding my artificial lens have begun growing and blurring my vision. I need a laser treatment after 3 months. The treatment is a 5-minute outpatient procedure which uses laser to polish the lens. Is…

A needle can save the life of a stroke patient

After I posted an entry about new sign of stroke here, I could remember another friend of mine, chongky, sent me an email about emergency first aid for stroke victim. I dug out this over a year old email from my archive. This method is based on Chinese traditional method, blood letting. The idea is…

Nicotine may ease Parkinson’s symptoms?

In my previous post, Sparring – The Medical Implication – Part 2, I mention about the potential risk of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) from head injuries. I came across an article about Nicotine may help ease Parkinson’s symptoms. I re-post the full article and the original article can be found here. Nicotine may ease Parkinson’s symptoms:…

New Sign of Stroke

A friend of mine, her mother suffered a stroke since last year. Her mother was bed ridden since the first stroke (I couldn’t remember exact date) and she passed away last week. I received an email from Benji a moment ago about observing a possible stroke attack by looking at the victim’s tongue. I don’t…

Persimmons

I love persimmons! When I was a kid, I did not like the fruit and wouldn’t even want to taste it. But now, it is one of my favorite fruits. It’s sweet in taste and seedless. My kids love it too.It comes in variety of shapes according to its species. It may be spherical, acorn-…

Sparring – A medical implication – Part 3

To continue from previous topic here and here. Now, let us focus on injuries in children. Children suffers greater risk of injuries than adult because they are in their tender growing age. Children and adults share the same risk for injury of the bones. However, child’s bones are subject to a unique injury called growth…

Research on Sports Injuries

After reading many articles about sports injuries, kinesiology and other sports medicine related articles, it spurs my interest to know more about the medical implication of sparring (or kumite) in competitive martial arts such as karate-do. The injuries in children are most misunderstood amongst parents and martial arts instructors. A lot of this medical knowledge…