Meningococcal disease
Meningococcal disease are infections caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis (aka meningococcus). [faq]What is meningicoccal disease? Does it have anything to do with meningitis? Actually, it does. It's an infection be a...
Intrauterine device
Intrauterine devices (IUD's, aka coil) are small devices, often T-shaped, containing either copper or levonorgestrel, inserted into the uterus. Examples include IUD with progestogen (Mirena), and IUD with copper. [img]mirena.jpg[/img] Source: Drug dangers [faq]What is...
Fecal impaction
Fecal impaction is a solid, immobile bulk of human feces, that an develop in the rectum due to chronic constipation. Fecal loading is large volume of stool in the rectum of...
Newborn examination
Newborn examination is an exam done of newborn babies in accordance with a checklist. [youtube]787D5wz1Fpk[/youtube] [faq]What is a newborn exam? I'm guessing it's an exam you do on all newborns? Exactly! So it's...
Iron status
Iron status (aka iron panel, iron profile, iron indices, iron test, iron studies) are lab blood tests used to evaluate body iron stores or iron level in blood. Indications Iron deficiency anemia Iron...
ARB
ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker, angiotensin 2 receptor antagonist, sartans) are drugs that modulate the RAAS. [faq]What is an ARB? Isn't arbing something to do with horse racing? So ARB stands for angiotensin...
Rectal prolapse
Rectal prolapse is where the rectal walls have prolapsed. Classification There are 3-5 different types of rectal prolapse, depending on if the prolapse section is visible externally, and if the full or...
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy (from Greek "eidoscopy" meaning" look inside", aka coloscopy) is the use of an endoscope to examine the large intestine, and the distal part of the small intestine, using a camera...
Mediastinitis
Mediastinitis is inflammation of the tissues in the mid-chest or mediastinum. It can be either acute or chronic. Pathophysiology Acute mediastinitis, is usually bacterial and due to rupture of organs in the...
Fundal height
Fundal height (aka McDonald's rule) is a measurement of the size of the uterus, as an indication of proper fetal growth/development and amniotic fluid development, during pregnancy. SFH is shorthand...
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