Postpartum hemorrhage
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is significant loss of blood following childbirth. Dx Loss >500mL of blood within the first 24 hours, in a vaginal delivery Loss >1,000mL, in a Caesar Some definitions worldwide also require...
Insulin
Insulin [analog] (aka insulin receptor ligand) is an altered form of insulin, differing from any occurring in nature, but still avialable to the human body for performing the same action...
Observation chart
Observation chart (obs chart) is a chart used to quickly determine the degree of illness of a Pt. Being between the flags (aka early warning score, EWS) means that the observations are...
Thrombolytic
Thrombolytic (aka clot busters) are drugs used to induce thrombolysis (i.e. dissolve blood clots by pharmacological means). [faq]What is thrombolysis? It's drugs that you use to dissolve blood clots. So wait. Is that the...
Urine
Urine is a liquid by-product of the body, secreted by the kidneys through a process called urination/micturation, and ecreted through the urethra. Characteristics Quantity, which is normally 1.4L, ranging from 0.6-2.6L per...
Protein C/protein S deficiency
Protein C/protein S deficiency is a genetic trait that predisposes to thrombotic disease, increasing risk of venous thromboembolism, although there is no association with arterial thrombotic disease. Protein S is...
Uterine fibroid
Uterine fibroid (aka fibroleiomyoma) is a leiomyoma (i.e. benign tumor from smooth muscle tissue) of the myometrium (i.e. smooth muscle layer) of the uterus. Fibroids are often multiple. Diffuse uterine...
Gestational hypertension
Gestational hypertension (aka pregnancy-induced hypertension, PIH) is development of new HTN in a pregnant woman after 20 weeks gestation, without any signs of preeclampsia (including proteinuria). HTN is defined as...
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...
Childbirth
Childbirth is the expulsion of newborn(s) from a woman's uterus, following a period of pregnancy. Full term is when childbirth usually occurs, about 39-40 weeks after conception. Early term is just...
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