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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion)

by Sics Editore

Mild traumatic brain injury has to be recognized, the condition of the patient assessed and an appropriate setting for follow-up chosen accordingly. The event history and the patient’s condition are documented in sufficient detail in the medical records, with special emphasis on the length of the memory gap. Acute complications are excluded. If there are symptoms or signs suggesting intracranial haematoma, the patient is immediately referred to emergency care.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 482 kb
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Redefining Health Care Systems

by Robert H. Brook

This book provides a scientific and personal perspective on health services research over the last half-century. Its essays and commentaries suggest how that science base, constructed over decades of sustained effort, can stimulate innovative thinking about ways to make health care systems safer, more efficient, more cost-effective, and more patient-centered....

Genre: History, Americas, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: Unknown
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Prolonged Cough in Adults

by Sics Editore

Recognize the most important causes of a prolonged cough. Asthma Chronic bronchitis (and incipient COPD) Chronic pulmonary infections, especially tuberculosis Sinusitis (mucus draining down the back of the throat) Sarcoidosis Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis A cough associated with connective tissue disorders and their treatment Asbestosis, (silicosis) Farmer's lung Adverse drug reaction (ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, nitrofurantoin) Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease Lung tumours Pleural effusion Cardiac insufficiency
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 40 pages
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Acute Porphyria

by Sics Editore

Acute intermittent porphyria, porphyria variegata, and to a lesser degree hereditary coproporphyria can cause acute symptoms: abdominal pains and general symptoms. The symptoms begin after puberty, most often between the ages of 20 and 40 years. Symptoms may be triggered by certain drugs (barbiturates, sulphonamides, oestrogen, chloroquine; a complete list of unsafe and safe drugs can be seen at www.porphyria-europe.com ) alcohol, menstruation, infection, or fasting. All precipitating factors should be eliminated during acute symptoms. Porphyrias are inherited dominantly and autosomally. When a new case is found, family members should be examined to find symptomless patients.Acute porphyrias are associated with a significantly increased risk of liver cancer . If a porphyria patient over 50...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 38 pages
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Kidney Cancer

by Sics Editore

The majority of kidney cancers are discovered incidentally during abdominal ultrasonography. The typical symptoms are haematuria , weight loss, fever and flank pain. Hypersedimentation, anaemia and microscopic haematuria are common findings. Surgical procedure is chosen so as to spare any functioning renal tissue. New drug therapies have also improved the prognosis of metastatic disease.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 31 pages
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Carcinoma of the Pancreas

by Sics Editore

Carcinoma of the pancreas should be suspected in a patient with continuous upper abdominal discomfort or unexplained weight loss painless jaundice. The possibility of carcinoma of the pancreas should also be kept in mind in patients with upper abdominal pain, recent-onset diabetes or acute pancreatitis....

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Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)

by Sics Editore

Recognize long QT syndrome (LQTS), either congenital or acquired, as a rare but serious cause of disturbed consciousness.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 36 pages
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Baker's Cyst

by Sics Editore

Synovial bulging in the back of the knee that can be congenital in children but in adults often is secondary to injury, arthritis or osteoarthritis, or hydrops.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 32 pages
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Selective Mutism

by Sics Editore

Selective mutism is a form of abnormal behaviour in which the child refuses to speak in a certain or several social situations after having learned to speak properly.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 32 pages
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Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury

by Sics Editore

Traumatic brain injury (also called a ”head injury”) must include trauma to the head followed by at least one of the following: any period of loss of consciousness any loss of memory for events immediately before or after the accident any alteration in mental state at the time of the accident or focal neurological signs or symptoms indicative of brain injury, which may be transient or permanent. Traumatic brain injury may also be diagnosed by the findings of diagnostic imaging studies. A blow to the head is not enough to diagnose a traumatic head injury.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 36 pages
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Dupuytren's Contracture

by Sics Editore

In Dupuytren’s contracture the palmar aponeurosis is thickened and this causes progressive extension restriction of the finger (picture ). Surgical treatment is indicated when there is a flexion contracture of more than 30° in the MP or PIP joint and this causes discomfort to the patient ....

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
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Jaundice in the Newborn

by Sics Editore

Jaundice caused by blood group incompatibility between the mother and child is usually detected in the maternity hospital. Jaundice due to other causes may not be manifested until the child has been discharged from hospital (duration of hospitalisation of the newborn has been reduced).
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 31 pages
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The Icteric Patient

by Sics Editore

Patients with obstructive jaundice that can be treated surgically or endoscopically should be promptly identified. Upper abdominal ultrasonography should be performed on acutely icteric patients preferably within 24 hours from onset. Investigations are performed to disclose whether jaundice due to hepatic cell damage is associated with acute or chronic liver disease.Haemolysis should be diagnosed. True icterus should be differentiated from Gilbert's syndrome and from hypercarotinaemia that is found in patients who eat a lot of carrots.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 39 pages
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Electrical Cardioversion

by Sics Editore

The principal indications for elective cardioversion are persistent atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. Elective cardioversion is used very rarely in other types of arrhythmia since immediate rhythm management is usually indicated. When the arrhythmia causes such haemodynamic instability that a transfer of the patient to a hospital cannot be considered safe, and pharmacological management is not an option, cardioversion should be carried out without delay, even if the patient is not receiving therapeutic anticoagulation or has just eaten.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 34 pages
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Gait Disturbances

by Sics Editore

In a young or working-aged person gait disturbance is most often caused by a specific disease. In elderly persons a slowly progressing gait disturbance is often associated with several concomitant underlying diseases.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 32 pages
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Adverse Health Effects of Ambient Air Pollution

by Sics Editore

With the exception of malodorous sulphur compounds, adverse health effects of ambient air pollutants are experienced only in built-up areas where the most hazardous compounds are respirable particles and nitrogen dioxide.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 30 pages
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Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)

by Sics Editore

The possibility of neuroleptic malignant syndrome should be kept in mind in patients on antipsychotic medication with fever extrapyramidal symptoms disturbances in the function of the autonomic nervous system disturbances of consciousnessleucocytosis or an increase in the plasma creatine kinase (CK) concentration as an additional laboratory finding. NMS may occur with any type of antipsychotic drug and also with metoclopramide.Other disorders causing clouding of consciousness, confusion and elevation of body temperature should be excluded.Restarting antipsychotic medication after NMS requires the opinion of a specialist.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 35 pages
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Paget's Disease of Bone (Osteitis Deformans)

by Sics Editore

Paget’s disease is a chronic metabolic disorder of unknown aetiology that affects the skeleton. It is characterised by rapid local bone resorption followed by chaotic new bone deposition, which leads to abnormally structured bone at one or several sites in the skeleton.Lesions are most typically found in the skull, spine, pelvis and long bones of the lower extremities. Local symptoms include pain, fractures, nerve entrapments and bone tumours. Plasma alkaline phosphatase concentration is increased.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 29 pages
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Intracerebral Haemorrhage

by Sics Editore

Intracerebral haemorrhage is the cause of ca. 15% of strokes. Hypertension is the most common cause of intracerebral haemorrhage, as it leads to changes at the walls of small cerebral blood vessels. Intracerebral haemorrhage is not always associated with headache, particularly in the early stages. Good management of hypertension is an essential part of both primary and secondary prevention.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 33 pages
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Buttock and Hip Pain

by Sics Editore

Nerve root syndromes, spinal stenosis, sacroiliitis, and malignant diseases should be identified.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 34 pages
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Calf Pain

by Sics Editore

Diagnose acute arterial occlusion, deep venous thrombosis and erysipelas immediately. Recognize critical ischaemia and refer the patient urgently. Recognize compartment syndrome and stress fracture (which are particularly common in military conscripts and athletes).
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 39 pages
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Intracranial Haematomas

by Sics Editore

Suspect an intracranial haematoma when a patient with a head injury has progressive headache, confusion, restlessness has neurological symptoms down one side of the body, primarily hemiparesishas epileptic seizuresis unconscious or the level of consciousness is decreasedhas pupil dilatation as a sign of threatening brain herniation (emergency situation). The diagnosis must be established rapidly – for an unconscious patient immediately. If you suspect a haematoma to be the cause of unconsciousness and referral would cause a delay, consult a neurosurgeon directly.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 37 pages
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Ear Wax

by Sics Editore

Ear wax protects the ear canal from infection. Do not remove ear wax unless it impairs hearing or causes other symptoms prevents the investigation of the ear canal and tympanic membrane.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 30 pages
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Acute Heat Illnesses

by Sics Editore

Suspect always heatstroke when physical activity is accompanied by hot skin, altered consciousness, hypotension, hyperventilation, nausea or diarrhoea. Sweating may be excessive but will stop especially when dehydration develops. Measure the rectal temperature to distinguish between heatstroke and less severe heat illnesses (in heatstroke rectal temperature is usually over 39°C.) Axillary or ear temperature are not informative when examining a patient with a suspected heat illness. In heatstroke the first aid is cooling, which must be started without delay.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 41 pages
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A Foreign Body on the Cornea

by Sics Editore

All foreign bodies, including the rust ring caused by a metal foreign body should be removed.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 31 pages
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Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis

by Sics Editore

Maintenance of good oral hygiene is much more important in preventing infective endocarditis of dental origin than giving antimicrobial prophylaxis.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 38 pages
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Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

by Sics Editore

Patients often try to conceal or understate their alcohol and illicit drug use; this also applies to mothers attending antenatal clinics. Questions about substance abuse should be direct in the attempt to create an open and confidential atmosphere. A pregnancy in a woman with substance abuse problems is always a high-risk pregnancy, and these women should be referred to a specialist substance abuse antenatal clinic as early as possible. Appropriate substance abuse treatment for a pregnant woman should be initiated without delay and with her consent....

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Ganglion

by Sics Editore

Ganglion cysts that contain gelatinous fluid can occur in any joint or tendon with a tendon sheath, most often in the wrist or palm, but also in e.g. the shoulder and knee joints and in the distal tendon of the biceps muscle. A symptomatic ganglion can be treated by puncture or surgery.
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 33 pages
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Eye Problems in Contact Lens Users

by Sics Editore

Eye drops should not be used whilst contact lenses are in the eye (with the exception of preservative-free sodium cromoglycate or preparations indicated for moistening the eye). Many ophthalmic preparations and their preservatives (e.g. benzalkonium chloride) are absorbed by contact lenses, resulting in toxic or allergic reactions. Furthermore, contact lenses, being a foreign body, delay healing. Corneal lesions can be prevented by early treatment. Users who are allergic to pollen should avoid using contact lenses when they have eye symptoms. The use of contact lenses should also be avoided during other allergic ocular manifestations. Dry eyes are a relative contraindication to the use of contact lenses when the condition is mild; in severe cases dry eyes are an absolute contraindication. ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 31 pages
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Graves’ Ophthalmopathy

by Sics Editore

Graves’ ophthalmopathy is an autoimmune disorder of the orbital tissues. It affects some of the patients with Graves' disease (Basedow's disease), and it usually coincides with a hyperthyroid phase. It is important to recognise Graves’ ophthalmopathy early in primary care; it can be mistaken for conjunctivitis. All patients with Graves’ ophthalmopathy warrant a referral for further assessment in a specialist centre. Early initiation of treatment will improve treatment results. Also known as: Graves’ orbitopathy and thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy/orbitopathy
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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths
Size: 30 pages
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