Category: Medical Surgical Nursing

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Presently, AML is the most common adult-onset leukaemia. In 100,000 people, only 3.6% of it may have AML. Its incidence increases with age especially for those who reached 65 years...

Status Asthmaticus

Status Asthmaticus

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. It involves airway obstruction that causes wheezing, cough and dyspnea. With treatment, however, it can be alleviated and controlled. In some...

How to Grade and Identify the Stage of a Tumor

How to Grade and Identify the Stage of a Tumor

HOW TO GRADE ANS IDENTIFY THE STAGE OF A TUMOR

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a disease of the cell in which the normal mechanisms of control of growth and proliferation are disturbed. This results in distinctive morphologic alterations of the cell and aberrations in tissue patterns.

The malignant cell is able to invade the surrounding tissue and regional lymph nodes. Primary cancer usually has a predictable natural history and pattern of spread.

angina pectoris

Angina Pectoris

Chest pain upon the consultation of a patient in the emergency room can mean a lot of findings. It can either be a cardiac or gastrointestinal origin. However, if the...

Platelet Disorders

Platelet Disorders

What are Platelets? The hemostatic system is made of coagulation factors, endothelial cells that line the blood vessels, and platelets. Platelets are not actually cells, in a strict sense, rather,...

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic yet progressive degenerative disease of the central nervous system. It is non-contagious however very damaging for the individual. The breakdown of the myelin or termed...

Management of Acute Pericarditis

Management of Acute Pericarditis

Acute Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium characterized by chest pain, pericardial friction rub, and serial electrocardiographic (ECG) changes. The surrounding surface of the heart can have problems when...

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension is a condition wherein the systolic pulmonary artery pressure exceeds 30mm Hg or the mean pulmonary artery pressure exceeds 25 mm Hg. Unlike blood pressure which can be...