Tuesday , 2 September 2014

Haemoptysis

Haemoptysis

Many a time you come across the patients presented with history of haemoptysis in ur clinical practises.It is defined as expectoration of blood, or bloody sputum. Haemoptysis is common. In most cases, it is mild, self-limiting and related to transitory infection but it should be considered a serious sign due to the risk of underlying pathology. The relative contribution of ... Read More »

Hyperpyrexia

Hyperpyrexia

Fever is a common sign that can arise from numerous disorders. Because these disorders can affect virtually any body system, fever in the absence of other signs usually has little diagnostic significance. It is an elevation of body core temperature, above 41°C (106°F), due to inadequate dissipation of heat.A persistent high fever, though, represents an emergency. Hyperpyrexia is a medical emergency, ... Read More »

Hyperthermia

Management of Hyperthermia

There are numerous circumstances we experience day by day with increased body temperature,although most patients with lifted body temperature have fever, there are circumstances in which raised temperature  represent not fever however hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is characterised by an unchanged setting of the thermoregulatory centre with an uncontrolled increase in body temperature that exceeds body’s ability to lose heat.Exogenous heat exposure ... Read More »

Oedema

Pitting Types of Oedema

Oedema formerly known as dropsy or hydropsy is a common medical condition encountered in the hospitals.Oedema is a collection of excess fluid in the body interstitium, from the intravascular compartment.Oedema can be most easily seen round the ankles after you’ve been standing . After lying down for a while, your eyes may look puffy and swollen.Sometime it may be physiological ... Read More »

Orthopnea

Orthopnea

Individuals with a few sorts of heart or lung issues regularly whine about trouble breathing while resting. For some with this condition, this inconvenience breathing or vibe of shortness of breath is assuaged just by sitting up straight or standing. Some of the time an individual understands that rest is more agreeable when propped up with additional pillows under his ... Read More »

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