Vaginal discharge
Vaginal discharge is where biological fuids are contained within, or expelled from the vagina. Whilst most discharge is normal and reflect the various stages of the menstrual cycle, it can...
Peptic ulcer
Peptic ulcer [disease] is a break in the lining of the stomach (aka stomach ulcer) [or even the first part of the small intestine (aka duodenal ulcer), or the lower esophagus]. [faq]What is a...
Rhinitis
Rhinitis (aka coryza) is irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose. The most common type is allergic rhinitis (aka hayfever). Sx Stuffy nose Runny nose Post-nasal drip See also Cold Hayfever
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...
Abdominal pain
Abdominal pain (aka stomach pain) is pain in the abdomen. SNT is shorthand for soft non-tender. By frequency Undetermined cause (30%) Gastroenteritis (13%) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (8%) Urinary tract problems (5%) Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) (5%) Constipation (5%) Gallbladder...
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disorder of infants/children. Pathophysiology Prolonged high oxygen in premature infants causes bronchiolitis, with inflammation eventually causing scarring This results in hypoxemia Causes More common in infants with: Low birth...
Statin
Statin is a drug which lowers cholesterol. Increased cholesterol is associated with cardiovascular disease. [faq]What is a statin? It's a drug that lowers cholesterol. Oh cholesterol. That's bad for blood, right? Well sort of....
Rupture of membranes
Rupture of membranes (ROM, aka amniorrhexis, water breaking) is a rupture of the amniotic sac, releasing amniotic fluid (aka waters, Latin liquor amnii). [faq]What does it mean that your waters break?...
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Sx Often asymptomatic, and for chronic (>6 mo) may be for the first few decades Pathophysiology Spread primarily by blood to blood...
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....
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