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Preparing for KUB (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder)

KUB: An overview

KUB Xray which stands for (Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder) is a procedure that may be performed to assess the abdominal area for causes of abdominal pain, or to assess the organs and structures of the urinary and/or gastrointestinal (GI) system. It may be the first diagnostic procedure to be done when assessing a patient’s urinary system. It is also often used to diagnose causes of abdominal pain. Information including the size and position of the bladder, kidneys, and ureter may also be viewed.

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Hepatic Failure

Hepatic failure can result from acute liver injury, causing acute liver failure (ALF) or fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), or progressive chronic liver disease such as cirrhosis. An alteration in hepatocyte...

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Modified Early Warning Score

Modified Early Warning Score

It was first introduced in 2001 as the Early Warning score but later on was called Modified Early Warning Signs. It serves as a tool for nurses to help monitor their patients and improve how quickly a patient experiencing a sudden decline receives clinical care. The score you get from MEWS is based upon common vital signs such as Temperature, Respiratory rate, Heart rate and Systolic blood pressure; as well as nursing assessments of mental status or consciousness level of the patient, hourly urine output (for the previous 2 hours) and/or age/BMI.

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Nursing Care Plan – Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is characterized by an abnormal increase in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume within the intracranial cavity and by enlargement of the head in infancy. Pressure from increased fluid volume can...

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Leptospira Icterohaemorrhagiae

Leptospira Icteroheaemorrhagiae is a spirochete from the specie of Leptospira Interrogans.  It is distributed worldwide like Leptospira canicola. Reservior hosts of this disease are mainly rats. Leptospira Icteroheaemorrhagiae is transmitted...