Shoulder dystocia
Shoulder dystocia is a case of obstructed labor, where shortly after the delivery of the head, the anterior shoulder of the infant can't pass below because it is obstructed by...
Bishop score
Bishop score (aka cervix score, cervical favorability) is a pre-labor scoring system. Cx is shorthand for cervix. [faq]What's the Bishop score? It's a way that we score how ready bub is ready to come out....
Gestational age
Gestational age (GA, aka menstrual age, weeks gestation, WG) is a measure of the age of pregnancy, where the origin is the woman's last normal menstrual period (LMP), or the...
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse (aka vaginal prolapse, female genital prolapse) is where a portion of the vaginal canal protrudes/prolapses from the opening of the vagina. [faq]What is pelvic organ prolapse? It's where something usually...
Daytime wetting
Daytime wetting (aka diurnal enuresis) in children, and can occur with nocturnal enuresis. Sx Frequent urination Urgent urination Dribble after urinating [faq]What happens when you wet yourself during the day? So you may frequently want to go...
Laryngospasm
Laryngospasm is a spasm (uncontrolled/involuntary muscular contraction) of the vocal folds. Sx Usually lasts <60s Causes a partial blocking of breathing in, whilst breathing out remains easier Stridor and/or retractions Pathophysiology May be triggered when the...
Hyperthermia
Hyperthermia is elevated body temperature, due to failed thermoregulation that occurs when the body produces or absorbs more heat than it dissipates. Extreme temperature elevation is a medical emergency and...
Tachycardia
Tachycardia (from Greek "tachy" meaning "rapid", and "kardia" meaning "heart", aka tachyarrhythmia) is HR>normal resting rate. [faq]What is tachycardia? It's a fast heart rate.[/faq] Dx Dependent on age, including: <3 days, >159bpm <7 days, >166bpm <4 weeks,...
Allergies
Allergies are a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system, where a Pt's immune system reacts to a normally harmless substance in the environment, known as the allergen. The reaction is...
Antibody
Antibody (Ab, aka immunoglobulin, Ig) is a large, Y-shaped protein, produced mainly by plasma cells (i.e. WBC's which secrete large volumes of antibodies), that is used by the immune system...
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