Drug withdrawal
Drug withdrawal are Sx that occur upon the abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of drugs (both prescription or recreational). In order to experience the Sx of withdrawal, one must have...
Syphilis
Syphilis is a bacterial STD. Pathophysiology Syphilis, is caused by T. pallidum. Treponema pallidum is a spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause treponemal diseases e.g. syphilis, bejel, pinta and yaws. It has a cytoplasmic and...
Lower limb examination
Lower limb examination assesses the neurological function of the lower limbs. LL is shorthand for Lower limb. Method Remember with the mnemonic “The Powerful Romans Conquered Spain”: REMEMBER to start- Walking: Assess gait, asking patient...
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...
Aortic rupture
Aortic rupture is rupture/breakage of the aorta (i.e. largest artery in the body). Sx Tearing pain, located in the abdomen, flank, groin, or back LOC (loss of consciousness) Hypotension, from volemic shock Tachycardia Cyanosis (blue discloration...
HSV
Herpes [simplex] is a viral STD. Pathophysiology Herpes is caused by either HSV-1 (usually oral) or HSV-2 (usually genital), although genital HSV-1 infections are increasing, and now cause up to 80% of infections Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and...
Tar staining
Cigarette causes tar staining on the fingers. [img]tar-staining.jpg[/img] Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/Nicotine_stains10.JPG    
Vaginal yeast infection
Vaginal yeast infection (aka candida vulvovaginitis) is excessive growth of yeast in the vagina, that results in irritation. Sx The most common Sx is vaginal itching, which may be severe Other Sx include...
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (AUB, formerly, abnormal uterine bleeding) is abnormal vaginal bleeding based in the uterus, found in the absence of demonstratable structural or organic pathology. Pathophysiology Usually due to hormonal disturbances, as: Reduced...
Mobility aid
Mobility aid are devices designed to assist walking or otherwise improve the mobility of patients with a mobility impairment. Classification Walking aids, including: Cane (aka walking stick), the simplest form of walking aid....
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