Childbirth
Childbirth is the expulsion of newborn(s) from a woman's uterus, following a period of pregnancy. Full term is when childbirth usually occurs, about 39-40 weeks after conception. Early term is just...
RSV
RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) is a virus causing RTI's, especially LRTI's, and hospitalization during infancy/childhood. Sx Many babies only get a slight cold from RSV Can be more serious Pathophysiology Infection with RSV induces protective...
Aortic stenosis
Aortic [valve] stenosis is narrowing of the aortic valve (i.e. exit of the LV of the heart), such that problems result. [faq]I know that aortic stenosis is stenosis of the aorta....
Moyamoya disease
Moyamoya disease is where certain arteries in the brain are constricted. Pathophysiology Blood flow is blocked by the constriction, and also by thrombosis (blood clots) Collateral circulation develops around blocked vessels to compensate...
Fever
Fever (aka pyrexia) is an elevated body temperature above the normal range of 37 ± 0.5°C, i.e. >37.5°C. [faq]I know fever means you're hot, but what does hot mean? Normal temperature is 0.5°C...
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...
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....
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