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Crohn’s disease : Sign-symptomps, Treatment, Complications – Easy Mnemonics

Crohn’s disease : Sign-symptomps, Treatment, Complications – Easy Mnemonics

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It usually affects the intestines, but may occur anywhere from the mouth to the end of the rectum (anus). Ulcerative colitis is a related condition. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown. It is a condition that occurs when […]

August 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
AIDS – Prevention of transmission in the healthcare setting

AIDS – Prevention of transmission in the healthcare setting

Precautions To Prevent Transmission of HIV Universal Precautions Since medical history and examination cannot reliably identify all patients infected with HIV or other blood-borne pathogens, blood and body-fluid precautions should be consistently used for ALL patients. This approach, previously recommended by CDC (3,4), and referred to as “universal blood and body-fluid precautions” or “universal precautions,” […]

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EMPHYSEMA : Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

EMPHYSEMA : Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Emphysema occurs when the air sacs in your lungs are gradually destroyed, making you progressively more short of breath. Emphysema is one of several diseases known collectively as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema. As it worsens, emphysema turns the spherical air sacs — clustered like bunches of grapes […]

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Approach to the Patient With a Sleep or Wakefulness Disorder

Approach to the Patient With a Sleep or Wakefulness Disorder

The most commonly reported sleep-related symptoms are insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). • Insomnia is difficulty falling or staying asleep or a sensation of unrefreshing sleep. • EDS is the tendency to fall asleep during normal waking hours. Insomnia and EDS are not disorders themselves but are symptoms of various sleep-related disorders. Parasomnias are abnormal sleep-related events. Pathophysiology There are 2 […]

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What is Kussmaul’s sign ?

What is Kussmaul’s sign ?

What is Kussmaul’s sign ? Kussmaul’s sign, an inspiratory increase in systemic venous pressure, is commonly present in chronic constrictive pericarditis but is rarely detected in acute cardiac tamponade. Kussmaul’s sign of constrictive pericarditis A patient with constrictive-effusive pericarditis from tuberculosis. The Kussmaul’s sign is present and probably prominent X and Y descend of jugular […]

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Health risks associated with obesity

Health risks associated with obesity

Health risks associated with obesity Diabetes Hypertension Hyperlipidemia Coronary artery disease Cerebral vascular disease Degenerative arthritis Obstuctive sleep apnea Gallbladder disease Cancers of endometrium, breast, colon, and prostate Psychological complications (depression, poor self-esteem, discrimination)

February 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
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