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Body Mass Index - Cataract Surgery
This page contains links to eMedTV Tests & Procedures containing information on subjects from Body Mass Index to Cataract Surgery. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Body Mass Index
Body mass index is an indirect measure of a person's body fat. This section of the eMedTV library provides an overview of body mass index, including information how the measurement is used to assess risk for weight-related health problems.
- Bone Densitometry
Bone densitometry, also known as a bone density scan, can be beneficial in diagnosing osteogenesis imperfecta. This page from the eMedTV site offers a detailed explanation of the link between bone densitometry and osteogenesis imperfecta.
- Bone Density Scan
A bone density scan is similar to an x-ray and measures bone health and response to osteoporosis treatment. This eMedTV page explains how the scan is performed, how it is scored, who should have one, and more.
- Bone Density Test
Similar to an x-ray, a bone density test measures your bone health and response to osteoporosis treatment. This eMedTV article explains how this test is performed, how it is scored, and who should consider having it.
- Cardiac Catheterization
A cardiac catheterization is a tool used to help your doctor study the condition of your heart. As this eMedTV segment explains, the procedure is performed to study the heart muscle and valves, and to check for narrowed or blocked arteries
- Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Carpal tunnel surgery, which reduces pressure on the median nerve, can help reduce wrist and hand pain. This eMedTV segment describes the two kinds of surgery and offers vital information on the risks and benefits of each.
- Cataract Surgery
If you have a cataract, surgery may be recommended to remove it. This eMedTV resource explains how this type of surgery is used to treat cataracts and discusses what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.