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.
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 is an anticoagulant. Examples include Coumadin.
Source: Bristol Labs
Prevention of thrombosis (formation of blood clots) and thromboembolism (migration elsewhere)
Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of dicoumarol, a 4-hydroxycoumarin-derived mycotoxin anticoagulant
Warfarin and related 4-hydroxycoumarin-containing...
Phlebitis (aka venitis) is inflammation of a vein. It commonly occurs with thrombosis, when it is caled [superficial] thrombophlebitis.
It usually occurs in the legs
It most commonly occurs in superficial veins
Probability the superficial...
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 charts are used by pediatricians to follow a child's growth over time.
They compare specific measurements of a child compared with expected parameters of children of the same age/gender, including:
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs.
External examination, including:
Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma
Thyroid function test
Thyroid function test (TFT) are blood tests used to check the function of the thyroid.
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
Monitor the effectiveness of either:
HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
Conditions linked w/ thyroid...
Neurological examination is assessment of sensory and motor to determine whether the nervous system is impaired.
[[Cranial nerve exam]]
[[Upper limb exam]]
[[Lower limb exam]]
Dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied...
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....