Polycystic kidney disease
Polycystic kidney disease (PCKD, aka polycystic kidney syndrome) is a genetic disorder in which abnormal cysts develop and grow in the kidneys. Cystic disorders can express themselves at any point,...
Body temperature
Body temperature (shorthand Temp) is measured by a thermometer. Pathophysiology It depends on a number of factors, including: Location of measurement, typically from highest to lowest, being internal (rectal, vaginal), oral, and then skin....
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...
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...
Down syndrome
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a 3rd copy of genes on chromosome 21. Pathophysiology Caused by 3 copies of the genes on chromosome 21, rather than the usual 2. This...
esp
esp is shorthand for Especially
Liver transplant
Liver transplantation (aka hepatic transplantation) is replacement of a diseased liver, w/ some/all of a healthy liver, from another person (allograft). Method Orthotopic transplantation, the most comonly used technique, where the native...
HHV
HHV (herpesviridae, herpesviruses, from Greek "herpein" meaning "to creep") is a large family of DNA viruses that cause diseases in animals, including humans. The disease involves latent or lytic, recurring...
von Willebrand disease
von Willebrand disease (vWD) is the most common hereditary coagulation abnormality in huamns, although it can also be acquired due to other medical conditions. Pathophysiology It arises due to qualitative or quantitative...
High flow oxygen
High flow oxygen therapy (aka heated humidified high flow) is a type of respiratory support, which delivers high minute flow of medical gas to a Pt, through an interface intended...
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