Urinary retention
Urinary retention (aka ischuria) is inability to completely empty the bladder. [faq]What is urinary retention? It's where you can't empty the bladder. What's the bladder? It's the organ that collects urine that is excreted...
EPDS
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a 10-item questionnaire developed to identify women who have postpartum depression. Items on the scale correspond to various clinical depression Sx (e.g. guilt feeling,...
Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia
Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAITP, aka fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia, feto-maternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia) is a disease that affects fetuses and newborns, in which the platelet count is decreased (known as...
Urinalysis
Urinalysis (U/A, aka Routine and Microscopy, R&M) is an array of tests performed on urine. Classification Urine dipstick, which is composed of 10 different chemical pads which change color when immersed and then removed...
Maternal nutrition
Maternal nutrition is nutrient intake and dietary planning undertaken before, during and after pregnancy. Physiology Fetal nutrition begins at conception, thus the nutrition of the mother is important from before conception [probably...
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...
Lipid profile
Lipid profile (aka lipid panel) is a panel of blood tests that screens for abnormalities in lipids (e.g. cholesterol and triglycerides). Purpose Identify certain genetic diseases Determine approximate risks for CVD, certain forms...
Radionuclide
Radionuclide (aka radioactive nuclide, radioisotope, radioactive isotope) is an atom that has excess nuclear energy, making it unstable. This excess energy can either create and emit, from the nucleus, new...
Cauda equina syndrome
Cauda equina syndrome is a neurologic condition where damage to the cauda equina (i.e. bundle of spinal nerves and spinal nerve roots) causes loss of function of the lumbar plexus...
Glaucoma
Glaucoma involves increase in IOP (intraocular pressure). [faq]What is glaucoma? It's where there's increased intraocular pressure. What's intraocular pressure? It's the fluid pressure inside the eye. Wait... what fluid, and where inside the eye? It's the...
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