Archive for the ‘internal medicine’ Category

Duodenal ulcer, can it be cured?

Treatment Medical Care Treatment of duodenal ulcers varies depending on the etiology and clinical presentation. The initial management of a stable patient with dyspepsia differs from the management of an unstable patient with upper GI hemorrhage. In the latter scenario, failure of medical management not uncommonly leads to surgical intervention. Although the therapeutic principles of [...]

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One Touch Ultra Smart UltraSmart Blood Glucose Monitoring System

_ One Touch Ultra Smart UltraSmart Blood Glucose Monitoring System

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Salmonella infection

Salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in the intestines of animals and humans and are shed through feces. Humans become infected most frequently through contaminated water or food sources — such as poultry, meat and eggs. Typically, people with salmonella infection develop diarrhea, fever and [...]

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Diarrhea-Antibiotic associated

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea can cause signs and symptoms that range from mild to severe. Most often, you’ll have only a slight change in the bacteria in your digestive tract, which can cause loose stools or more bowel movements a day than are normal for you. If you develop these problems, they’re likely to begin about five [...]

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Ultrasound of Kidney with Hydronephrosis

Hydronephrosis [water - kidney condition] refers to a kidney with a dilated pelvis and collecting system. It can be caused by obstruction of the ureters or bladder outlet. Hydronephrosis can also result from reflux (retrograde leakage of urine from the bladder up the ureters to the renal pelvis. Rarely, some children have hydronephrosis without either [...]

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Drug-Induced Prolongation of the QT Interval

In the past decade, the single most common cause of the withdrawal or restriction of the use of drugs that have already been marketed has been the prolongation of the QT interval associated with polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, or torsade de pointes (Figure 1), which can be fatal.1 Nine structurally unrelated drugs that were marketed in [...]

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Uremic Encephalopathy

Uremia describes the final stage of progressive renal insufficiency and the resultant multiorgan failure. It results from accumulating metabolites of proteins and amino acids and concomitant failure of renal catabolic, metabolic, and endocrinologic processes. No single metabolite has been identified as the sole cause of uremia. Uremic encephalopathy (UE) is one of many manifestations of [...]

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An essential part of a healthy diet

Eat more fiber. You’ve probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health? Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But fiber can provide other health benefits as well, such [...]

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Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines

Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet—even a small cut could have serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because of these problems, you might not notice a [...]

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Defining acidosis in postoperative cardiac patients using Stewart’s method of strong ion difference*

Objective: To define the true incidence and nature of acidosis in pediatric patients postcardiac surgery, using Stewart’s direct method of measuring strong ion difference. We also wished to compare the ability of standard indirect methods (base deficit, lactate, anion gap, and corrected anion gap) to accurately predict tissue acidosis. Design: A single-center prospective observational study. [...]

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