Flu-like
Flu-like is a set of non-specific Sx which is found in influenza, and illnesses like it. Sx Fever Shivering Chills Malaise Dry cough Loss of appetite Body aches Nausea In connection with a sudden onset of illness Pathophysiology Sx caused by cytokines...
Corticosteroid
Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory. Topical steroid is topical form of corticosteroid. Purpose Tx rash, eczema, dermatitis Tx asthma → reduce airway inflammation Antenatal corticosteroids → given to women expecting preterm delivery. It is used help the lungs of a premature...
Postoperative fever
Postoperative fever is where a Pt develops a fever after a surgery. It is a common condition, but is challenging, because it can be a hallmark of a serious underlying condition. Pathophysiology If postop...
Fundal height
Fundal height (aka McDonald's rule) is a measurement of the size of the uterus, as an indication of proper fetal growth/development and amniotic fluid development, during pregnancy. SFH is shorthand...
VIN
VIN (vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia) are particular changes that can occur in the skin that covers the vulva. it is not cancer, and in some women it disappears without Tx. If...
Varenicline
Varenicline [tartrate] (product name Champix) is a drug used to treat nicotine addiction. MOA Nicotinic receptor partial agonist, stimulating nicotine receptors weaker than nicotine itself does It thus reduces cravings for and decreases the...
Oral hygiene
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems. Methods Tooth brushing is scrubbing teeth w/ a TB, usually w/ TP. It can be done...
Turner syndrome
Turner syndrome (aka 45,XO) is the presence of only a single X chromosome (there are usually 2 in women), and therefore can only occur in females. [faq]What's Turner syndrome? It's where a...
Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis (aka infectious diarrhea, from "gastro" meaning "stomach", and "entero" meaning "small intestine") is an inflammation of the GI tract, involving both the stomach and small intestine, and is caused...
Brain herniation
Brain herniation is a potentially deadly side effect of very high pressure within the skull, that occurs when a part of the brain is squeezed across structures within the skull. Classification Supratentorial...
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