CRITICAL CARE

Introduction

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Introduction The author is sure that on numerous occasions, experienced clinicians have diagnosed a common disorder and begun treatment only to find that either the patient does not recover as…

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W

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W Walking Difficulties When a patient complains of difficulty walking, visualize the anatomic components of the leg: skin, muscle, arteries, veins, bones, joints, and peripheral nerves. Going one step further,…

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V

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V Vaginal Bleeding As with most hemorrhages from body orifices, vaginal bleeding is best approached by the anatomic method. Thus, the important structures of the female genital tract are cross-indexed…

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U

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U Unequal Pulses To develop a list of causes of unequal pulses, let us trace the arterial system from its origin in the heart to its termination in the extremities….

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S

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S Scalp Tenderness The cause of scalp tenderness can best be recalled utilizing the mnemonic MINT. M—Mental disorders such as pseudoneurosis can be associated with diffuse scalp tenderness. I—Inflammation would…

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T

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T Tachycardia Tachycardia, like dyspnea, is usually a sign that the tissues are not getting enough oxygen to meet their demands. To recall a list of causes, pathophysiology is applied….

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P

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P Pallor of the Face, Nails, or Conjunctiva Pallor is almost invariably caused by anemia and is best analyzed with the application of pathophysiology. Anemia may be caused by decreased…

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R

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R Rash, General The best way to recall the causes of a general rash while still examining the patient is to think of the mnemonic DERMATITIS. D—Deficiency diseases include pellagra,…

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