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HW2_ME_128 - Wai Cheong Tam ME 128 HW 2 1 Prostatectomy is a surgery for male in removing part of or all their prostate gland According to AHC

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Wai Cheong Tam ME 128 HW# 2 1) Prostatectomy is a surgery for male in removing part of or all their prostate gland. According to AHC Media, the current market is that the prostatectomy is for patients who have enlarged prostates or prostate cancer that will restrict the normal flow of urine along the urethra. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for male who are over fifty year olds. Statistics show that when male are going to be about fifty years old, their prostates gland will start to get bigger in which will restrict the urine going out of their bodies. Approximately, 50% of male who are over sixty years old and about 90% of the male who are over ninety years old will have their prostates enlarged. However, the prostatectomy is only for the people who have the prostate cancer. And, if males have such cancer, they will need to have the radical prostatectomy to have their cancer removed. However, their entire prostate gland will also be removed. The prostatectomy is an invasive surgery that carries surgical risks. During the procedure might be some uncontrolled bleeding during and after the procedure because there are many blood vessels near the prostate gland. People may die. Also, researches show that there is about a 34% of chance that the cancer will recur within 10 years of the procedure. Therefore, improvement is needed for this surgery such as preventing bleeding during and after the surgery, preventing infection during the surgery, and reducing or even preventing the chance of reoccurrence of the cancer. 2) I will consider in using polyuerathuene for the coating of the electrode. I choose this material because I contemplate that polyuerathuene is plastic and it can help to prevent any current from passing through between the body and the device so that the
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2009 for the course ME 128 taught by Professor Laguette,s during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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HW2_ME_128 - Wai Cheong Tam ME 128 HW 2 1 Prostatectomy is a surgery for male in removing part of or all their prostate gland According to AHC

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