Hepatorenal syndrome
Hepatorenal syndrome is a life-threatening condition that consists of rapid deterioration in kidney function in patients with cirrhosis or fulminant liver failure. It is usually fatal unless a liver transplant is...
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....
Life support
Life support are emergency techniques performed support life after the failure of one or more vital organs. [faq]What is life support? It's where you try to "support life", after 1 or more...
Kidney function test
Kidney function tests are tests which help check the kidneys are working properly. Physiology Kidney is a bean shaped organs located at the rear of the abdominal cavity (retroperitoneum). It receives blood...
Whipple disease
Whipple disease is a rare, systemic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Tropheryma whipplei. It is commonly considered a GI disorder. It primarily causes malabsorption, but may affect any part...
Foreign body
Foreign body is any object originating outside the body, that is propelled thorugh natural orifces into hollow organs. Pathophysiology Although foreign bodies can be inert, they can be irritating, causing inflammation and...
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...
Tooth abscess
Dental abscess (aka tooth abscess) is a localized collection of pus associated with a tooth. The most common type is a periapical abscess, and the 2nd most common is a...
Perineal tear
Perineal tear is an unintended laceration of the skin and other soft tissue structures separating the vagina from the anus. Tears vary in severity. [faq]What is a perineal tear? It's where as...
Cranial nerve examination
Cranial nerves (CN's, aka cerebral nerves) are nerves emerging directly from the brain and brain stem (cf. spinal nerves which emerge from the spinal cord). Physiology CN's exchange information between brain and...
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