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...
Breast biopsy
Breast biopsy are methods used to biopsy the breast. Classification The most appropriate method depends upon various factors, including the size, location, appearance, and characteristics of the abnormality. Methods include: Fine needle aspiration...
Diet
Diet are the foods consumed by a person. Dietary habits are habitual decisions an individual makes when choosing foods, and can define a culture and religion. Proper nutrition requires ingestion...
Measles
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 Sx develop 10-12 days after...
Height
Height is the distance from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet whilst standing. Ht is shorthand for Height. Length (L) is used for infants reflecting that they cannot...
Gravidity and parity
Gravidity and parity (G/P/A) are terms relating to pregnancy. Definition It is the number of times a female has: Gravidity means having been pregnant, regardless of whether it has been brought to viability (yet alone...
Oxygen therapy
Oxygen therapy is the administration of O2 as an intervention, and can be used either in chronic or acute Pt care. [faq]What is oxygen therapy? It's where we give oxygen as an...
Kawasaki disease
Kawasaki disease (aka lymph node syndrome) is an autoimmune disease involving vasculitis (i.e. inflammation of blood vessels) throughout the body. [faq]What is kawasaki disease? It's a disease where the body attacks itself....
Perineal tear
Perineal tear is an unintended laceration of the skin and other soft tissue structures separating the vagina from the anus. Tears vary in severity. [faq]What is a perineal tear? It's where as...
Occupational disease
Occupational disease are chronic ailments that occur as a result of working or occupational activity. It is an aspect of OH&S. Classification Occupational lung disease (see page) Skin diseases Other diseases, including: Overuse syndrome Carpal tunnel...
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