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Primum Non Nocere

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humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?""Probably sitting at the kitchen table with my dad, an hour after my mother died, realizing we had to figure out what we were going to do for lunch."

Don’t take life for granted…

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?"
"Probably sitting at the kitchen table with my dad, an hour after my mother died, realizing we had to figure out what we were going to do for lunch."

Don’t take life for granted…

clulessmedic:

erratic-emedicine:

The Apgar score is done at one and five minutes after birth.

The maxiumum score is 10, but this is unusual as babies normally lose a point for having a bit of blueness at their extremities. A normal score is >7

If your baby gets a perfect 10, consider them for future gymnastic/ diving/ figure skating competitions. (This isn’t medically justified, but I’ve got a good feeling.)

An abnormal score of <7 mean the baby needs medical attention - Neonatal Resuscitation. The score must also be repeated every 5 mins until it is >7.

(A very brief overview of) Neonatal Resus:

  1. Dry Baby with towels and ‘start the clock’
  2. If not breathing well, but heart rate >100, assess only
  3. If not breathing well after 1 min, 5 inflation breaths (only little ones)
  4. Reassess, consider O2 sats monitoring
  5. If no progress, do airway manoeuvres
  6. Chest compressions
  7. Drugs

The later interventions are relatively uncommon, and normally undertaken by specialist Neonatologists. Evidence suggests lung inflation is the key to success. There are some differences for preterm births.

Pretty impressed that the Dr Apgar managed to make an acronym out of their own name…

(Source: Wikipedia, via mymedicalblog)

Orphan Disease

sarcasmisfluffy:

Many rare diseases are also orphan diseases. This means that the disease has not been taken in by the pharmaceutical companies because there would not be enough of a financial gain by making drugs specifically for the disease. 
This is why it is important for people to be aware of rare diseases because the more awareness a disease has the more likely a person with the disease is to get treatments for their condition.

Once again: Health is a human right not merchandise!!

(via snarkyspoons)

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo 2013 © Sven Torfinn
Right now, many major drug companies’ business practices keep their own profits high while keeping medicines out of the hands of millions of people who need them. Until we change the way medicines are developed and marketed, too many people will go without needed treatment because quality medicines are not available to them.SHARE THIS IMAGE to show you stand with Doctors Without Borders in calling for access to quality, affordable medical treatment for ALL.

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo 2013 © Sven Torfinn

Right now, many major drug companies’ business practices keep their own profits high while keeping medicines out of the hands of millions of people who need them. Until we change the way medicines are developed and marketed, too many people will go without needed treatment because quality medicines are not available to them.

SHARE THIS IMAGE to show you stand with Doctors Without Borders in calling for access to quality, affordable medical treatment for ALL.

medicalschool:

Nutcracker syndrome (NCS) results most commonly from the compression of the left renal vein between the abdominal aorta (AA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA), although other variants exist. The name derives from the fact that, in the sagittal plane and/or transverse plane, the SMA and AA (with some imagination) appear to be a nutcracker crushing a nut (the renal vein). There is a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and diagnostic criteria are not well defined, which frequently results in delayed or incorrect diagnosis.This condition is not to be confused with superior mesenteric artery syndrome, which is the compression of the third portion of the duodenum by the SMA and the AA.

medicalschool:

Nutcracker syndrome (NCS) results most commonly from the compression of the left renal vein between the abdominal aorta (AA) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA), although other variants exist. The name derives from the fact that, in the sagittal plane and/or transverse plane, the SMA and AA (with some imagination) appear to be a nutcracker crushing a nut (the renal vein). There is a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and diagnostic criteria are not well defined, which frequently results in delayed or incorrect diagnosis.This condition is not to be confused with superior mesenteric artery syndrome, which is the compression of the third portion of the duodenum by the SMA and the AA.

(Source: Wikipedia, via thebiobabe)


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