Antihypertensive
Antihypertensives are drugs that Tx hypertension, to prevent complications (e.g. stroke, MI, heart failure). Classification Thiazide diuretics, usually considered first line ACE inhibitors, considered near-first line ARB's Reduce heart rate: Calcium channel blockers, considered near-first line Beta blockers Indications As...
Failure to thrive
Failure to thrive (aka faltering weight) is low weight for an infant/child's age, due to insufficient weight gain, or inappropriate weight loss. [faq]What is failure to thrive? It's where bub has a...
Lung function test
Lung function test (aka pulmonary function test, PFT's) measures how well the lungs work. It can be used to Dx asthma, COPD, and the extent of damage caused by pulmonary...
Uterine fibroid
Uterine fibroid (aka fibroleiomyoma) is a leiomyoma (i.e. benign tumor from smooth muscle tissue) of the myometrium (i.e. smooth muscle layer) of the uterus. Fibroids are often multiple. Diffuse uterine...
Neonatal jaundice
Neonatal jaundice is jaundice (yellowing of the skin and other tissues) in neonates. [faq]Neonatal jaundice is obviously jaundice in a neonate. What do those 2 words mean? "Neonate" is a child in their...
Endometrial ablation
Endometrial ablation is a procedure used to remove (ablate) or destroy the endometrial lining of a uterus. It is often employed for patients who suffer from excessive or prolonged bleeding...
Uterine malformation
Uterine malformation is a type of female genital malformation, due to abnormal development of the Mullerian duct(s) during embryogenesis. Sx Amenorrhea Infertility Recurrent pregnancy loss Pain Can be noraml functioning, depending on nature of the defect Classification Mullerian...
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...
Orthostatic hypotension
Orthostatic hypotension (aka postural hypotension, orthostasis, head rush, dizzy spell) is hypotension where a Pt's BP falls when suddenly standing up or stretching. Dx Fall in systolic BP, of 20mmHg+, or diastolic...
PMS
PMS (premenstrual syndrome) are physical and emotional Sx, that occur in the 1-2 weeks before a woman's period. Sx Vary betwen woman Resolve around the start of bleeding Acne Tender breasts Bloating Feeling tired Irritability Mood changes Often present for...
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