Category: Medical Surgical Nursing

Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy

Definition Radiation therapy is one of several treatments used to treat cancer by itself or in combination with other forms of treatment, most often surgery or chemotherapy. It is also...

Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic Syndrome

Definition Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disease characterized by: A marked increase in protein in the urine (proteinuria) A decrease of albumin the blood (hypoalbuminemia) Edema (swelling, especially around the...

Huntington’s Chorea

Huntington’s Chorea

Chorea, the Greek word meaning “dance”. It is described as involuntary movements of the body. Is a progressive neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination. Etiology and Pathophysiology Memory loss...

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Also known as brittle-bone disease. Is a genetic (inherited) disorder characterized by bones that break easily without a specific cause. Etiology People with the disease have an error (mutation) in...

Pathophysiology of Cancer

Pathophysiology of Cancer

Definition of Cancer Cancer is disease of regulation of tissue growth. In this disease, the cells of the body display uncontrolled growth, invasion that intrudes and destroys adjacent tissues and...