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Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA)

What is intracerebral steal? The diversion of blood flow away from already maximally dilated vessels in occluded carotid arteries and toward normal areas of the brain. Simply a decrease in regional CBF (rCBF) in ischemic areas with an increase in CBF in ….  Read More

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ch12 prep u’s

Child’s medical record contains the diagnosis failure to thrive Educating the parents about the course of treatment A physician specialist is on a tight time schedule and wishes to share information about the child with special needs with the mother, who is ….  Read More

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Hip Pathology

primary functional role -squatting and walking stability -joint surfaces ( nearly congruent during weight bearing -acetabulum with labrum -bony trabeculae -large muscle mass < mobility -large surface area of joint -no barriers to motion from adjacent joints -capsular redundancy (laxity) coxa vara ....  Read More

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First Aid Chapter 11

What is the most important first aid care for a suspected fracture? a. immobilization b. controlling pain c. checking motor function d. preventing shock a. immobilization An improvised splint should not be: a. padded. b. shorter than the bone. c. firm and ….  Read More

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Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

obesity an abnormal increase in the proportion of fat cells bariatric surgery surgical procedure that is used to treat obesity < Name three types of bariatric surgery. 1. restrictive surgery 2. malabsorptive surgery 3. combination of restrictive and malabsorptive surgery restrictive bariatric ....  Read More

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Urinary tract disorders ;Urinary retention

Urinary retention leads to overdistention of the bladder, poor detrusor muscle contractility, & inability to urinate. If problem persists; hydroureter→ hydronephrosis→impaired renal function→acute renal failure can result. Risk factors for Urinary retention -Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)= common cause. difficutly initiating & maintaining ….  Read More

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CT/MRI Pathology #1 (Brain and Spine)

Acoustic Neuroma – vestibular schwannoma -benign, fibrous, well encapsulated tumor that arises from the Schwann cells covering the vestibular portion of the 8th cranial nerve -MRI is modality of choice Astrocytoma -most common primary intracranial neoplasms – originate from the astrocysts of ….  Read More