Preterm birth
Preterm birth (aka premmies) is where a baby is born 34-36 weeks gestation. The cause of preterm birth is often unknown, but there are risk factors associated. TPL is short term for...
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...
Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy
Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (aka chronotropic cardiomyopathy, tachycardiomyopathy) is an impairment of the pumping efficiency of the myocardium (the muscle of the heart) due to prolonged periods of tachycardia (fast HR) or...
Cyst
Cyst is a nodule (non fluid-filled, 5-10mm) that has expressible material, such as liquid, semi-sold or solid material, inside. [img]cyst.jpg[/img] Classification Benign (dysfunction) tumors, due to plugged ducts or other natural body outlets...
Muscle wasting
Muscle atrophy is a decrease in the mass of the muscle. It can be partial or complete wasting away of muscle, and is most commonly experienced when patients suffer temporary...
Oxygen therapy
Oxygen therapy is the administration of O2 as an intervention, and can be used either in chronic or acute Pt care. [faq]What is oxygen therapy? It's where we give oxygen as an...
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...
Rhinorrhea
Rhinorrhea (from Greek "rhino" meaning "nose", and "rrhea" meaning "discharge or flow", aka runny nose) is where the nasal cavity is filled with significant amounts of mucus. The condition is...
Nail clubbing
[Nail] clubbing (aka Hippocratic fingers) is deformity of fingernails, causing loss of the angle when corresponding nails are placed against each other, in Schamroth's window test. [img]nail-clubbing.jpg[/img] Pathophysiology Vasodilation (relating to cardio) and secretion of...
Birth control
Birth control (aka contraception, fertility control) are methods/devices used to prevent pregnancy. Family planning is the planning, provision and use of birth control. Methods Hormonal contraceptives, including: [[Oral contraceptive pill]] (see page) [Contraceptive] patch, which...
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