Joint effusion
Joint effusion is the presence of increased intra-articular fluid. It may affect any joint. Commonly, it involves the knee.
Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction
Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction is a type of transfusion reaction associated with hemolysis. It occurs very soon after the transfusion, as quickly as upon transfusion of a few millimeters, but...
Flapping tremor
Flapping tremor is, when the hand is outstretched, and wrist is bent upward, the Pt is unable to actively maintain the position, but instead, tremors with jerky movement, resembling a...
Vascular graft
Vascular graft (aka vascular bypass) is surgery to redirect blood flow in a region of the body. Purpose Performed due to ischemia (inadequate blood flow) Part of organ transplantation Common bypass sites include of...
Anemia of prematurity
Anemia of prematurity is anemia affecting preterm infants, with decreased hematocrit. [faq]Anemia of prematurity sounds like anemia that you get in premature babies. What are these things? Anemia is low red blood cells....
War
War is organized and often prolonged conflict carried out by state or non-state actors. It is characterized by extreme violence, social disruption, and attempted economic destruction. It is a form...
Cavernous sinus thrombosis
Cavernous sinus thrombosis is formation of a blood clot within the cavernous sinus (i.e. a cavity at the base of the brain, which drains deoxygenated blood from the brain back...
IV cannulation
IV cannulation (IVC, aka peripheral venous catheter) is the insertion of a cannula into a vein. Arterial cannulation is a variation involving insertion into an artery (commonly the radial artery) to...
Patent foramen ovale
Patent foramen ovale is a small channel that has some hemodynamic consequence. Pathophysiology It is a remnant of the fetal foramen ovale, which normally closes at birth Patent means it is open or...
Shoulder dystocia
Shoulder dystocia is a case of obstructed labor, where shortly after the delivery of the head, the anterior shoulder of the infant can't pass below because it is obstructed by...
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