Respiratory acidosis
Respiratory acidosis is where hypoventilation (decreased ventilation) increases the concentration of CO2 in the blood, and causes acidosis (pH<7.35). [faq]What is respiratory acidosis? Respiratory means that the problem is caused by breathing....
Perineal tear
Perineal tear is an unintended laceration of the skin and other soft tissue structures separating the vagina from the anus. Tears vary in severity. [faq]What is a perineal tear? It's where as...
Heart failure
Heart failure (aka congestive cardiac failure, CCF) is where the heart is unable to provide sufficient pump to maintain blood flow needs of the body. [faq]Heart failure, what is it? Is...
Urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence (aka enuresis) is any leakage of urine. It is especially problematic if it occurs repeatedly, and in Pt's old enough expected to exercise such control. [faq]What is urinary incontinence? Number one's...
IV cannulation
IV cannulation (IVC, aka peripheral venous catheter) is the insertion of a cannula into a vein. Arterial cannulation is a variation involving insertion into an artery (commonly the radial artery) to...
Phlebitis
Phlebitis (aka venitis) is inflammation of a vein. It commonly occurs with thrombosis, when it is caled [superficial] thrombophlebitis. Pathophysiology It usually occurs in the legs It most commonly occurs in superficial veins Prognosis Probability the superficial...
Urge incontinence
Urge incontinence, is an overactive bladder (OAB) causing loss of bladder control, due to frequent feelings of needing to pee. [faq]What's urge incontinence? It's where you accidentally wet yourself, because you frequently have a strong...
Enophthalmos
Enophthalmos is posterior displacement of the eyeball, within the orbit due to changes in the volume of the orbit (bone), relative to it's contents (the eyeball and orbital fat), or...
Ectopic pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy (aka eccyesis) is a pregnancy complication, where the embryo attaches outside the uterus. [faq]What's an ectopic? Ectopic generally means something in a location that it's not supposed to. In the...
Murmur
Murmur is an auscultatable sound caused by turbulent flow of blood, caused by stenosis (i.e. restriction of heart valve opening) or regurgitation (i.e. allowing backflow of blood through an incompetent valve that incompletely closses). This...
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