Nissen fundoplication
Nissen fundoplication (aka laparoscopic fundoplication) is surgery to Tx GERD and hiatal hernia. Indications When medical Tx has failed in GERD First line procedure, in paraesophageal hiatus hernia Classification Nissen fundoplication, is total (360°) Belsey fundoplication,...
Inborn error of metabolism
Inborn error of metabolism (aka congenital metabolic disease, inherited metabolic disease) are a large class of genetic diseases, involving congenital disorders of metabolism. The majority are due to defects of...
Jugular venous pressure
Jugular venous pressure (JVP) is the indirectly observed pressure, over the venous system, as observed over the internal jugular vein. JVPNE/JVPNR is shorthand for JVP not elevated/raised. [faq]What is JVP. And what...
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...
Cancer
Cancer (aka malignant tumor, malignant neoplasm) involves abnormal cell growth, with the potential to invade/spread to other parts of the body. [faq]What is a cancer? Or a malignancy? They mean the same thing....
Health record
Health record is health data and information relating to the care of a patient. ED (or trauma) notes are records authored by the ED (or trauma) team. GP case notes...
Feeding tube
Feeding tube (aka gavage, enteral feeding, tube feeding) is a device used to provide nutrition to patients who can't obtain nutrition by mouth, are unable to swallow safely, or need...
Group and hold
Group and hold (aka group and screen, G&S, or type and screen) are tests conducted prior to blood transfusion. [faq]What's group and hold? Tests done before a blood transfusion. What's a blood transfusion? Where you get...
Cystadenoma
Cystadenoma (aka cystoma) is a type of cystic (i.e. closed sac containng air, fluids, or semi-solid material) adenoma (i.e. benign tumor with glandular origin).
Hysteroscopy
Hysteroscopy (from Greek "hystera" meaning "womb", "skopein" meaning "to look") is the inspection of the uterine cavity/womb by endoscopy, with access through the cervix. Indications Dx of intrauterine pathology, and surgical intervention, including for: Asherman's syndrome...
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