Appendectomy (aka appendisectomy, appendicectomy) is surgical removal of the [vermiform] appendix.
Laparoscopically (minimally invasive), used if:
Dx is in doubt
Desirable to hide the scars in the umbilicus or in the pubic...
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP, aka primary immune thrombocytopenic purpura, autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura) is an isolated thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) w/ normal bone marrow, and the absence of other causes of...
Flapping tremor is, when the hand is outstretched, and wrist is bent upward, the Pt is unable to actively maintain the position, but instead, tremors with jerky movement, resembling a...
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are inflammatory autoimune conditions of the GI system. The prnciple types of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC).
Crohn’s can affect any part of the...
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...
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disorder of infants/children.
Prolonged high oxygen in premature infants causes bronchiolitis, with inflammation eventually causing scarring
This results in hypoxemia
More common in infants with:
Developmental disability are conditions due to mental or physical impairments. It causes patients living with them many difficulties in certain areas of life, especially in language, mobility, learning, self-help, and...
Tx is shorthand for Treatment. EI stands for early intervention.
Informed consent is the process of getting permission before conducting a healthcare intervention on a Pt
Competence is the mental capacity of a...
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare lung disease, in which abnormal accumulation of pulmonary surfactant occurs within the alveoli, interfering with gas exchange. It can occur in a primary form...
Preterm birth (aka premmies) is where a baby is born 34-36 weeks gestation. The cause of preterm birth is often unknown, but there are risk factors associated. TPL is short term for...