Toxic epidermal necrolysis
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (aka Lyell's syndrome) is a rare, life threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs. Pathophysiology The disease causes the top layer of skin (the...
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...
Nephrotoxicity
Nephrotoxicity (from Greek "nephros" meaning "kidney") are poisonous effects of substances, both chemicals and drugs, on the kidneys. Nephrotoxins are chemicals that display nephrotoxicity. Cause Cardiovascular: Diuretics Beta blockers Vasodilator drugs ACEi's Cyclosporine Tacrolimus Direct tubular effect: Aminoglycoside abx, e.g....
Abdominal pain
Abdominal pain (aka stomach pain) is pain in the abdomen. SNT is shorthand for soft non-tender. By frequency Undetermined cause (30%) Gastroenteritis (13%) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (8%) Urinary tract problems (5%) Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) (5%) Constipation (5%) Gallbladder...
Chromosomal abnormality
Chromosomal abnormality (aka chromosomal anomaly, aberration, or mutation), is an abnormality of chromosomal DNA. The most common chromosomal abnormalities include: [[Angelman syndrome]] [[Down syndrome]] [[Klinefelter syndrome]] [[Prader-Willi syndrome]] [[Turner syndrome]] [faq]What's the difference between a chromosomal...
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...
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...
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