Ultrasound is a Dx technique for visualizing soft tissue, including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels, and internal organs, for possible pathology/lesions.
U/S is the use of sound waves with a frequency too...
Group and hold
Group and hold (aka group and screen, G&S, or type and screen) are tests conducted prior to blood transfusion.
[faq]What's group and hold?
Tests done before a blood transfusion.
What's a blood transfusion?
Where you get...
Hemolytic anemia is anemia due to hemolysis, the abnormal breakdown of RBC's, either in the blood vessels (intravascular hemolysis), or elsewhere in the body (extravascular).
Similar to other forms of anemia,...
Acute pancreatitis (aka acute pancreatic necrosis) is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas. It can cause severe complications and high mortality despite treatment. Whilst mild cases are often successfully treated...
Tetanus (aka lockjaw) is an infection characterized by muscle spasms.
[faq]Tetanus. That sounds a little bit like tabble tennis?
It's an infection, which involves muscle spasms.[/faq]
In the most common type, the spasms...
Head circumference (HC, aka occipital frontal circumference OFC) is measurement of a child's head around its largest area, the distance from above the eyebrow/ears, and around the back of the head.
Beta blockers reduce blood pressure (antihypertensive) and heart rate.
[faq]What are beta blockers?
They're drugs used to reduce blood pressure, as well as heart rate.
You diferentiated blood pressure from heart rate?
Abdominal examination assesses the abdomen.
Ensure stomach has adequate exposure
Leukonychia, of hypoalbuminemia of liver disease
Koilonychia, of iron deficiency anemia
Clubbing, via Schamroth’s window test, of liver disease
Palmar erythema, of liver disease
CTG (cardiotocography, from "cardio" meaning "heartbeat", "toco" meaning "uterine contractions", and "graphy" meaning "recording") is recording of the fetal heartbeat and uterine contractions during pregnancy, typically only in the 3rd...
Hyperinflation is where the lung volume is abnormally increased, indicating air trapping (i.e. retention of excess air in the lung's alveoli).
Airway obstruction (partial or complete), including:
Asthma (mucus plugging)