Category: Medical Surgical Nursing

frostbite

Frostbite and Hypothermia

Overview When tissues freeze, frostbite occurs. Exposure of the skin to temperatures below the freezing point this condition develops abnormally. Frostbite is a trauma where exposure to freezing temperatures and...

Erythrocyte Disorders

Erythrocyte Disorders

Overview What is an Erythrocyte? Erythrocytes, also called red blood cells, are the component of blood that carries oxygen. The word “erythrocyte” comes from the word “erythros” meaning “red,” “kytos”...

Colpocephaly

Colpocephaly

Colpocephaly is a congenital birth defect that belongs to a group of structural brain disorders called cephalic disorders. The origin is still unknown until now and management leads to supportive...

Klippel-Feil Syndrome

Klippel-Feil Syndrome

Going back to the year of 1912, two people have discovered a rare syndrome described as people with features of webbed neck accompanied with decreased range of motion in the...

Types of Ostegenesis Imperfecta

Types of Ostegenesis Imperfecta

Definition Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as “brittle bone disease,” is a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, often from little or no apparent cause. The term “osteogenesis imperfecta”...

Morquio Syndrome

Morquio Syndrome

Definition Morquio syndrome is an inherited disorder of metabolism in which the body is missing or does not have sufficient substance that is required to break the long chains of...