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"There have been some great leaps in medicine during the late 20th and early 21st centuries that should provide a positive prognosis to patients."
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Doctors at the New York Hospital for Special Surgery have identified a method to fool the body into creating new bone growth through which medium?
Bone fragments from cadavers
Vibrating metal plates
What is capsule endoscopy?
A method of recording images in the digestive tract
A small flattened organ in the epigastric region
A thin arcolar of fibrous tissue
A scar tissue that forms naturally around breast implants
Cetuximab, or C225, is a monoclonal antibody that is used in the fight against colon cancer. Which of the following best describes a monoclonal antibody?
A predicted tumour response mechanism
A growth factor that binds receptors
Proteins secreted by identical immune cells cloned from a unique parent cell
A metastatic colorectal cancer cell
Is the injection of insulin by way of a needle the only option available to diabetics?
Bariatric surgery incorporates such procedures as implanted medical devices and gastric bypass surgery to primarily achieve what effect?
Reduction of epilepsy
Moderation of blood pressure
Black Blood MRI is used as a tool in the battle against heart attacks and strokes. Which of the following best describes how that system works?
It changes the colour of artery walls from white to black
A saline solution is used to alter the blood's image
A dye is inserted to darken the colour of the blood
It changes the image of the blood from white to a dark colour
Protopic is an immunosuppressive drug used in the treatment of eczema. What is an immunosuppressive drug?
One that reduces the activity of the body's immune system
One that works in partnership with the body's immune system
One that stimulates the body's immune system
A growth hormone
In 1996 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the introduction of protease-inhibitors to combat which lentivirus that leads to progressive failure of the body's immune system?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Prostate cancer is one of the most curable cancers if captured early?
In 1982, Dr Robert Jarvik created the Jarvik-7 that was inserted into a patient, allowing him to survive several months longer. The doctor has now released the Jarvik 2000 to provide "continuous flow" to assist which organ of the body?
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