Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia (aka low blood sugar) is when blood sugar decreases to below normal. Sx Sx typically come on quickly, including: Feeling of hunger Cold sweatiness Shakiness, trembling, or jiteriness Weakness Pounding heart Pallor Neurological Sx: Clumsiness Trouble talking Difficulty concentrating Blurred/double vision Difficulty hearing Slurred speech Confusion Diziness,...
Fluid replacement
Fluid replacement is the replenishment of bodily fluids lost through various means (sweating, bleeding, fluid shift, or other pathological processes). [faq]What is fluid replacement? It's where we replenish the body with fluids....
CBT
CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is a form of psychotherapy. Indications Tx depression, it's original design Used for numerous mental disorders, now
Brain lesioning
Brain lesioning (aka ablative brain surgery, from Latin "ablation" meaning "carried away") is the surgical ablation of the brain, to Tx neurological or psychological disorders. Method Doesn't involve removing brain tissue, but...
Nissen fundoplication
Nissen fundoplication (aka laparoscopic fundoplication) is surgery to Tx GERD and hiatal hernia. Indications When medical Tx has failed in GERD First line procedure, in paraesophageal hiatus hernia Classification Nissen fundoplication, is total (360°) Belsey fundoplication,...
Inborn error of metabolism
Inborn error of metabolism (aka congenital metabolic disease, inherited metabolic disease) are a large class of genetic diseases, involving congenital disorders of metabolism. The majority are due to defects of...
Jugular venous pressure
Jugular venous pressure (JVP) is the indirectly observed pressure, over the venous system, as observed over the internal jugular vein. JVPNE/JVPNR is shorthand for JVP not elevated/raised. [faq]What is JVP. And what...
Emergency department
Emergency department (ED) is an acute care facility treating Pt's without prior appointment, who have either arrived by their own means or by ambulance. It is usually found in a hospital...
Cancer
Cancer (aka malignant tumor, malignant neoplasm) involves abnormal cell growth, with the potential to invade/spread to other parts of the body. [faq]What is a cancer? Or a malignancy? They mean the same thing....
Health record
Health record is health data and information relating to the care of a patient. ED (or trauma) notes are records authored by the ED (or trauma) team. GP case notes...
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