Where do research, or how to choose the diagnostic lab?
The accurate diagnosis very much depends, among others, the speed of treatment, and thus the disease. In choosing a diagnostic laboratory, often guided by the price and proximity to the place of residence. This is a mistake! What are guided in choosing the medium in which will do the study?
Choosing a diagnostic laboratory should take into account three aspects : the experience of doctors diagnosticians , available technology (including the possibility of making a comprehensive research ) and the quality of diagnostic laboratory . Technology and complexity
-Choosing a diagnostic laboratory should be guided by the experience and available in the technology. Today, modern facilities are equipped not only your standard ultrasound and X-ray, but also high-tech magnetic resonance and computed tomography , which allows for example to diagnose abdominal 3D . The more modern the center , the more accurate we can be diagnosed - explains Dr. Arthur Brown , director NZOZ POLIMED .
Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging is a powerful weapon for medical diagnosis , due to the non-invasive assessment of changes , real-time imaging and the ability to obtain images with high spatial resolution . The high -quality diagnostic centers can also provide the ability to perform highly specialized tests such as magnetic resonance spectroscopy or coronary angiography assessment of cardiac function .
-High-end equipment can produce cross-sectional image of the irradiated layer thickness of a few millimeters . Through the use of a computer system many sections can then be combined into a single three-dimensional image of the organ , with a complete picture of the changes taking place in the body - explains Dr. Artur Grochowski .
Poles usually seek diagnostic laboratories closest to your home and offer the lowest prices. So does today, more than half of the patients who got a referral for investigation. Unfortunately this is a mistake. Too late or inaccurate diagnosis to bear on health and adopted therapy. This problem most commonly affects patients with cancer , rheumatoid arthritis ( RA) and multiple sclerosis ( MS). In their case, comprehensive and accurate diagnosis is the basis for the selection of appropriate therapy . Therefore, experts warn that choosing a studio , guided by completely different criteria than the price of the study and the number of kilometers.
-Looking for centers that are able to provide us with comprehensive diagnostics , and thus provide the doctor a complete picture of our health. Often , because after the X-ray is needed to further , in-depth diagnostics such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging - says Dr. Aldona Giec - Lorenz . And he adds: - choosing one center Featuring a variety of devices , we are confident that our physicians will be tested with each consult your case , which will avoid differences of opinion about our health.
Experience medical diagnosticians
But not only has the equipment in good diagnostic and assessment facility . Experts say the most important are the doctors who read our results. This often from their description what you get with the result depends on our continued therapy , and health. The largest centers in Poland today work with physicians of various specialties , researchers often the best universities in the country.
-When choosing a studio make sure before us who will be diagnosed , what kind of doctors working at the resort, we have specializations and experience in their work. Ideally, all cases of cancer diagnosed experienced oncologist and orthopedic fracture or neurologist . It is up to them will then depend on what our doctor will choose medicines , therapy , and directs us for rehabilitation or treatment . Today, a good and accurate diagnosis supported by the knowledge and experience of the doctor is half the battle in the healing process - says Dr. Giec - Lorenz .
The quality of diagnostic laboratory
The quality of the laboratory can be assessed on the spot - just look around.
-The best centers in the country can boast of a number of certificates and awards , often find them in waiting rooms and on websites. It should be aware of them making the diagnosis , they are often proves that the center continues to grow , both in the technological and scientific - says Dr. Giec - Lorenz .
How does pain killers?
Analgesics that block the perception of pain, and that fight inflammation? What is the difference between the most important substances for pain - paracetamol and ibuprofen?
Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional sensation associated with actual or impending tissue damage is noticeable when it comes to irritation of specific pain receptors ( nociceptors ) .
Commonly in the treatment of pain medications used termed nienarkotycznych ( non-opioid ) analgesics , in the case where, due to the different mode of operation there is no risk of addiction. These include : aniline derivatives (such as acetaminophen ) and metamizol ( pyrazolones derivative ) , and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs ) such as ibuprofen.
Drugs of the two groups differ in action. Paracetamol has antipyretic and analgesic , and NSAIDs , also have anti-inflammatory effects . Do NSAIDs include substances such as:
Central mechanism (pain blocking)
The mechanism of action of paracetamol , despite many years of research , has not yet been fully discovered. It is believed that it blocks located in the brain enzyme ( cyclooxygenase 3 ) and cuts off the path pain impulses , which are sent to the brain. As a result, the brain does not receive notification that something hurts us . This type of action is called the central mechanism , because the drug acts directly on the brain . If the pain is associated with inflammation (such as in the course of a bacterial infection ), then after some time of paracetamol , the pain may return , since it has been removed the cause .
Peripheral mechanism (anti- inflammatory)
Ibuprofen acts directly on the site of pain , by removing the cause , or inflammation. It is the inflammation usually causes a feeling of pain , fever and swelling of the tissues . This approach ibuprofen , aimed at reducing inflammation , called peripheral mechanism . In addition, ibuprofen also acts centrally , and thus blocks the perception of pain .
Both drugs - acetaminophen and ibuprofen - have a similar safety profile. For each of these, there are also restrictions on the specific application.
Paracetamol is due to the complex processing system in the liver, in addition to the burden, and therefore should not be used by people with liver disease or heart failure. They should not be used any persons after excessive alcohol consumption (the so-called. Hangovers), as this increases the risk of liver damage. It was also shown that paracetamol may increase the risk of asthma and allergic diseases in children, so talk to your doctor, if so, whether we can use. Paracetamol can be used from the very first months of life.
Ibuprofen in turn has a negative action on the liver, but as with other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) blocks COX-1 (cyclooxygenase-1 enzyme) can cause side effects, such as damage to the lining of the stomach and therefore can not be used by persons suffering from stomach ulcers.
Ibuprofen can be used for children from 3 months of age.