Pelvic congestion syndrome
Pelvic congestion syndrome (aka pelvic vein incompetence) is a chronic condition in women, caused by varicose veins in the lower abdomen.
Fluid thrill test
Fluid thrill test is a test for ascites. Pt pushes their hands down on the midline of the abdomen. Examiner taps one flank, while feeling the other flank for the...
Oxycodone
Oxycodone is a narcotic (sleep inducing) analgesic, used for relief of moderate to severe pain. It is also available in combination with non-narcotics (e.g. NSAIDs, paracetamol). OxyIR is oxycodone immediate...
Surgery
​Surgery are techniques involving manual and instruments. Purposes Investigation Treatment of diseases (or injuries) To improve bodily function For appearance Remove unwanted areas (e.g. perforated ear drum) Pre-operative preparation Nothing by mouth (NBM, aka Nil by mouth, Nil...
Neurological examination
Neurological examination is assessment of sensory and motor to determine whether the nervous system is impaired. Classification [[MMSE]] [[Cranial nerve exam]] [[Upper limb exam]] [[Lower limb exam]] Sensation Dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied...
Pulse
Pulse is measuring heart beat by palpating a peripheral artery by the fingertip (with the exception of using the thumb). Sometimes, there is delay, which is indicative of pathology. Method Pulses can...
Vascular anomaly
Vascular anomaly is a disorder of the vascular development, although it is not always present at birth. Classification Vascular tumors, including: Hemangiomoa Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma Pyogenic granuloma Vascular malformations, including: Capillary malformation Lymphatic malformation Venous malformation Arteriovenous malformation
Cardiac marker
Cardiac markers (previously cardiac enzymes) are biomarkers used to evaluate heart function. Cardiac enzymes is no longer use as although many early markers identified were enzymes, not all markers used are...
Fever
Fever (aka pyrexia) is an elevated body temperature above the normal range of 37 ± 0.5°C, i.e. >37.5°C. [faq]I know fever means you're hot, but what does hot mean? Normal temperature is 0.5°C...
Pelvic exam
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs. Method External examination, including: Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma Examine for...
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