Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is a well-known corrective procedure. Thanks to new innovative three-dimensional (3D) mapping systems, more cardiac arrhythmia patients can now benefit from zero radiation exposure during transcatheter procedures. Pioneered by Dr Sabine Ernst, consultant cardiologist and reader in cardiology at Royal Brompton Hospital, the unique 3D mapping technique removes the need for […]
Written by Ms Rhona Flemming for Doctify
Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths within the uterine muscle. They are extremely common, with approximately 50% of women having fibroids in their lifetime, but most as small and symptomatic.
Some women remain concerned that fibroids may interfere with their chance of conceiving, having a healthy pregnancy and giving birth.
In this article, Consultant Gynaecologist […]
Written by Dr Tuck-kay Loke for Doctify
Most of us know that vitamins are good for your health. However, recent evidence has suggested that supplementation of Vitamin D may, in fact, help patients who are regularly using corticosteroid therapy for their asthma. A number of clinical trials have tested whether taking Vitamin D as a supplement has an effect […]
Written by Professor Iain Bruce for Doctify
What is a Pinnaplasty?
Some people are born with prominent ears that cause them significant psychological distress and lower self-esteem.
Can you Describe the Procedure?
There are two main surgical techniques utilised for correcting prominent ears: ‘suture’ and ‘cartilage scoring’.
Both are established methods and your surgeon will use the technique that gives them the […]
Written by Mr Narendra Pisal for Doctify
Do you only consider your sexual health when something appears wrong or when embarking on a new relationship?
It is so important to know your sexual health symptoms and be aware of your sexual health at all times, especially as many sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) present no symptoms at all. […]
Written by Mrs Pradnya Pisal for Doctify
It is fantastic that cycling is on the increase with more women cycling to work, keeping fit or just taking the kids for a bike ride. However, the act of cycling itself can cause problems for women and their genitalia. Here Consultant Gynaecologist, Mrs Pradnya Pisal, highlights the common problems […]
Written by Dr Charles Rivière for Doctify
Joint replacements for hips and knees was successfully introduced in the 20th century. In order to prevent implant fixation failure and accelerated polyethylene wear, it was initially recommended (conventional technique) that implants were positioned in a ‘biomechanically friendly’ way, which disregarded most of the individual patient anatomy.
While those initial […]
Written for Doctify by Dr Russell Young
Radiologist Dr Russell Young tells us everything you can expect from ultrasound scans.
What are the origins of ultrasound scanners?
The era of modern ultrasound advanced rapidly due to World War I, and the sinking of the Titanic. In 1914 it was used to detect submarines and icebergs, and then RADAR […]