Genetic disorder is a problem caused by one or more abnormalities in the genome, that is present from birth (congenital). The most common genetic disorders, ecxluding [[chromosomal abnormalities]] (a sub-type), includes:
FAST scan (focussed assessment with sonography for trauma) is a rapid bedside U/S examination performed as a screening test.
Most useful in trauma Pt's who are hemodynamically UNSTABLE
Screening, after trauma, for:
Female infertility is the inability to reproduce by natural means. In women, this includes both the inability to conceive, as well as inability to carry a pregnancy to full term.
Endometrial cancer is cancer arising from the endometrium (i.e. lining of the uterus/womb).
Vaginal bleeding, not associated with a menstrual period, most often the first sign
Dysuria (pain with urination)
Dyspareunia (pain with...
Coronary artery disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD, aka ischemic heart disease) is caused by plaque (i.e. WBC, cholesterol, and fat) building up along the inner walls of the coronary arteries, which narrows it, and reduces...
Immunization is the process by which a Pt's immune system becomes fortified against a perpetrating immunogen. IUTD is a Medical abbreviation for Immunizations Up To Date, and UTD is an abbreviation for Up...
Fever (aka pyrexia) is an elevated body temperature above the normal range of 37 ± 0.5°C, i.e. >37.5°C.
[faq]I know fever means you're hot, but what does hot mean?
Normal temperature is 0.5°C...
Cyst is a nodule (non fluid-filled, 5-10mm) that has expressible material, such as liquid, semi-sold or solid material, inside.
Benign (dysfunction) tumors, due to plugged ducts or other natural body outlets...
Measles (aka morbilli, rubeola) is a highly contagious infection caused by the measles virus.
[faq]What is measles?
It's a very contagious infection. It's caused by the measles virus.[/faq]
Sx develop 10-12 days after...
Organ transplantation is moving the organ from one body to another, or from a donor site to another on the Pt's own body, to replace the recipient's damaged/absent organ.