WHIPPLE’S DISEASE

Whipple’s disease is a multi-system infectious bacterial disease that interferes with the body’s ability to metabolize fats. Caused by the bacterium Tropheryma whipplei, the disorder can affect any system in the body,... Read more »

GLASGOW COMA SCALE

The nervous system is an organ system containing a network of specialized cells called neurons that coordinate the actions of a human being and transmit signals between different parts of its body.... Read more »

OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis is classified as a metabolic bone disorder. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and... Read more »

PATIENT NEEDS

Physiologic Needs – Needs such as air, food, water, shelter, rest, sleep activity, and temperature maintenance, are crucial for survival. Safety and Security Needs – The need for safety has both physical... Read more »

PAIN

According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, pain is an unpleasant, subjective sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such... Read more »

PNEUMOTHORAX

Pneumothorax is one of the disorders of the chest and lower respiratory tract. Pneumothorax, or a collapsed lung, is the collection of air in the spaces around the lungs. The air buildup... Read more »

HYPOVOLEMIC SHOCK

Hypovolemic shock is one of the most common cardiac complications. In hypovolemic shock, reduced intravascular blood volume causes circulatory dysfunction and inadequate tissue perfusion. Vascular fluid volume loss causes extreme tissue hypoperfusion.... Read more »

VITAL SIGNS

Vital Signs or Cardinal Signs are: Body temperature Pulse Respiration Blood pressure Pain Alteration in body Temperature Pyrexia – Body temperature above normal range( hyperthermia) Hyperpyrexia – Very high fever, 41ºC(105.8 F)... Read more »

FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE BALANCE

Fluid and electrolyte balance is a dynamic process that is crucial for life and homeostasis. Fluid occupies almost 60% of the weight of an adult. Body fluid is located in two fluid... Read more »

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

Deep vein thrombosis is a part of a condition called venous thromboembolism. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in the... Read more »