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packing

 [pak´ing]
1. the filling of a wound or cavity with gauze, sponge, or other material.
2. the material used for this purpose.

pack·ing

(pak'ing),
1. Filling a natural cavity, wound, or mold with some material.
2. The material so used.
3. The application of a pack.

packing

(păk′ĭng)
n.
a. The insertion of gauze or other material into a body cavity or wound for therapeutic purposes.
b. The material so used; a pack.

packing

ENT Nasal packing, see there.

pack·ing

(pak'ing)
1. Filling a natural cavity, a wound, or a mold with some material.
2. The material so used.
3. The application of a pack.

pack·ing

(pak'ing)
1. Filling a natural cavity, wound, or mold with some material.
2. The material so used.
3. The application of a pack.

Patient discussion about packing

Q. can i treat Arthritis with hot packs? will it make any different?

A. Actually ostheoarthritis is known to be aleviated with heat and so hot packs may help. Cold weather is known to aggravate arthritis. You should try a combination of physical therapy or minimal exercise with hot packs.

Q. Do you know the Aroma Therapy packs they sale over the mall? they say it's especially good for Arthritis, is it true ?

A. i'm a bit skeptic about "wonder treatments" you buy at the malls. i think that 99% of those things are there because desperate people will buy anything for a bit of peace of mind.

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Along with posterior nasal packing, assessment of the hemodynamic status of individual and rapid resuscitation with blood or fluids is of paramount importance.
The hexagonal pattern can be extended to the entire tabletop Since antiquity, mathematicians have considered this arrangement to be the densest-possible two-dimensional sphere packing, but their intuition was mathematically proved only in the early 20th century.
Septal suturing has also been proposed as an alternative to packing, despite concerns about its inability to effectively stabilize the septal cartilage.
The sequences of numbers are more mysterious in other parts of this packing and in other packings.
She had experienced several episodes of severe rightsided epistaxis and had previously gone to the emergency department of an outside hospital, where she had undergone nasal packing with Merocel sponges for a period of 3 days.
The densest known packing in three dimensions, called the face-centered cubic packing, is familiar to anyone who has seen neat piles of oranges at fruit stands.
Another aspect which should be taken into consideration: with vacuum packs, the escaping meat juice is not caught by an absorbent pad, as is the case when packing under modified atmosphere, but rather the juice collects in the cavities around the meat.
The most common problem encountered after nasal surgery is bleeding, as nasal mucosa is one of the most vascular structures of the body being richly supplied by the internal and external carotid system making post-operative nasal packing essential in most cases3.
In doctoral dissertation (Dmitrieva 2007) vertical separation of adjacent corrugated packing blocks by inserts to create turbulation was proposed.
There was no case of bleeding after pack removal which showed that both types of packing are equally effective.
It is ideal for packing whole birds as well as poultry portions, ready meals and other types and cuts of meat.
The once-common practice of packing the nose after septoplasty was based on a desire to prevent postoperative complications such as bleeding, septal hematoma, and adhesion formation.