Obstructed labour
Obstructed labour (aka labour dystocia) is when, even though the uterus is contracting normally, the baby doesn't exit the pelvis during childbirth, due to being physically blocked. Cause Large or abnomally positioned...
Common carotid artery
Paired arteries that supply the head and neck, dividing into the external and internal carotid arteries. It is used to measure the carotid pulse, especially in patients who are in shock...
Warfarin
Warfarin is an anticoagulant. Examples include Coumadin. [img]warfarin.jpg[/img] Source: Bristol Labs Purpose Prevention of thrombosis (formation of blood clots) and thromboembolism (migration elsewhere) MOA Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of dicoumarol, a 4-hydroxycoumarin-derived mycotoxin anticoagulant Warfarin and related 4-hydroxycoumarin-containing...
Phlebitis
Phlebitis (aka venitis) is inflammation of a vein. It commonly occurs with thrombosis, when it is caled [superficial] thrombophlebitis. Pathophysiology It usually occurs in the legs It most commonly occurs in superficial veins Prognosis Probability the superficial...
Morgellons
Morgellons [disease/syndrome] is a condition where Pt's have the delusional belief, that they are infested w/ disease-causing agents, described as things like insects, parasites, hairs or fibers, while in reality...
Growth chart
Growth charts are used by pediatricians to follow a child's growth over time. Method They compare specific measurements of a child compared with expected parameters of children of the same age/gender, including: Prenatal/intrauterine,...
Pelvic exam
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs. Method External examination, including: Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma Examine for...
Thyroid function test
Thyroid function test (TFT) are blood tests used to check the function of the thyroid. Indications Suspicion of: Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) Monitor the effectiveness of either: Thyroid-suppression HRT (hormone replacement therapy) Conditions linked w/ thyroid...
Neurological examination
Neurological examination is assessment of sensory and motor to determine whether the nervous system is impaired. Classification [[MMSE]] [[Cranial nerve exam]] [[Upper limb exam]] [[Lower limb exam]] Sensation Dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied...
Bishop score
Bishop score (aka cervix score, cervical favorability) is a pre-labor scoring system. Cx is shorthand for cervix. [faq]What's the Bishop score? It's a way that we score how ready bub is ready to come out....
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