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...
Corticosteroid
Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory. Topical steroid is topical form of corticosteroid. Purpose Tx rash, eczema, dermatitis Tx asthma → reduce airway inflammation Antenatal corticosteroids → given to women expecting preterm delivery. It is used help the lungs of a premature...
Diabetes
Diabetes (DM) is high blood sugar over a prolonged period. Pathophysiology [[Type 1 diabetes]], where the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin (thus formerly known as insulin-dependent diabetes). Its onset is in childhood...
Labored breathing
Labored breathing is the physical presentation of SOB, as evidenced by increased effort to breathe. [faq]What is labored breathing? It's what you see in a patient, who has difficulty breathing.[/faq] Classification Chest recession is a...
Lochia
Lochia is the vaginal discharge after giving birth (postpartum), containing blood, mucus, and uterine tissue. It usually continues 4-6 weeks after childbirth. It is sterile for the first 2-3 days,...
Hib vaccine
Hib vaccine (aka Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine) is a conjugate vaccine developed for the prevention of disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type B bacteria. [faq]What is Hib vaccine? It's a vaccine made to...
Medical certificate
Medical certificate is a statement from the doctor that attests the result of a medical examination of a Pt. It can serve as a sick note (documentation an employee is...
Measles
Measles (aka morbilli, rubeola) is a highly contagious infection caused by the measles virus. [faq]What is measles? It's a very contagious infection. It's caused by the measles virus.[/faq] Sx Sx develop 10-12 days after...
Hemolytic disease of the newborn
Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN, aka erythroblastosis fetalis) is an alloimmune condition that develops in a fetus. Sx Jaundice increase within 24 hours of birth → hemolysis causes elevated bilirubin levels, in...
Gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes [mellitus] (GDM) occurs when pregnant women without a previous Hx of diabetes, develops hyperglycemia during pregnancy, especially during her 3rd trimester. Source: NDSS [faq]What is gestational diabetes? Let's break it down. Diabetes...
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