Seborrheic Dermatitis

Introduction Seborrheic dermatitis, also sometimes called seborrheic eczema, is a common, chronic skin disorder, that typically affects the face, scalp and trunk. Some define it as a subtype of eczema. Its pathology is poorly...

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Sepsis and SIRS

Definitions Before discussing SIRS along with the various sepsis syndromes, it is important to understand some basic definitions. Infection: This is the inflammatory response initiated by the presence of a micro-organisms in normally sterile...

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Septic Arthritis

Introduction Septic arthritis is an infection within a joint space. it can affect both native and prosthetic joints. It is typically acute, although in some cases in chronic. In acute cases it can lead...

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Serotonin Syndrome

Introduction Serotonin syndrome is an iatrogenic (caused by medical intervention) syndrome, that results from excess serotonin levels in the central and peripheral nervous system, typically as the result of the use of one or...

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Setting up a Drip

Speak to the patient – do the usually introduction, consent, and explanation of the procedure. If they already have a cannula in: Check how long the cannula has been in Check for phlebitis /...

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