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eMedTV Tests & Procedures A-Z
Stent - Upper Endoscopy
This page contains links to eMedTV Tests & Procedures containing information on subjects from Stent to Upper Endoscopy. 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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Descriptions of Tests & Procedures
In some cases, surgery is used to treat kidney stones and stents are then placed to help the ureter heal. This eMedTV page explains why stents for kidney stones are used, the potential complications, and what to expect after a stent has been placed.
- TB Skin Test
Latent tuberculosis can be detected using a TB skin test. This article on the eMedTV Web site explains the test in more detail, including information about the injection process, reading the results, and who should take the test.
- TB Test
Taking a TB test is the most efficient way to detect latent tuberculosis. As explained in this eMedTV article, the most common methods for diagnosing tuberculosis are the TB blood test and the TB skin test. This page discusses each method in detail.
- Temporal Artery Biopsy
As this eMedTV article explains, a temporal artery biopsy is a procedure in which a small piece of tissue is removed from the artery and examined for signs of inflammation. This article explains the procedure in detail.
- Thyroid Test
As explained in this eMedTV resource, thyroid tests for atrial fibrillation diagnosis measure hormones known as TSH and T4. If the thyroid tests show that TSH or T4 levels are too high, they may be the cause of atrial fibrillation.
- Tubal Ligation
Recent studies show that tubal ligation is over 99 percent effective at preventing future pregnancy. This eMedTV Web resource offers a detailed overview of this procedure, including how it is performed and possible complications.
- Upper Endoscopy
An upper endoscopy is a procedure used to examine your esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. This eMedTV page explains how the procedure is carried out, the purpose of this examination, and potential complications a person may experience.