Pneumonia and the various types and treatments

    Pneumonia Pathophysiology: Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. It can be bacterial, viral or even fungal. Bacterial pneumonia has a faster onset than viral. Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) is generally found in persons WHO HAVE NOT recently been in the hospital or other health care facility.  Hence, CAP has been acquired […]

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The best ABG video

    Please see the following video. It is a pretty good and quick way to read ABG’s. Blood gases Blood gases are a measurement of how much oxygen and carbon dioxide are in your blood. They also determine the acidity (pH) of your blood. How the Test is Performed Usually, blood is taken from an artery. In some cases, […]

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Endocarditis

  Endocarditis signs and symptoms vary, but may include: -Fever and chills. -A new or changed heart murmur — heart sounds made by blood rushing through your heart. -Fatigue. -Aching joints and muscles. -Night sweats. -Shortness of breath. -Paleness. -Persistent cough. -Swelling in your feet, legs or abdomen -Unexplained weight loss -Blood in your urine (either visible or found in […]

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