Category: Medical Surgical Nursing

Chemotherapy Effects

Chemotherapy Effects

Definition Chemotherapy is a type of treatment for cancer that uses drugs or medications to destroy cancer cells. Cancer cells are rapidly dividing. Chemotherapy acts by killing these rapidly diving...

Arnold-Chiari Malformations

Arnold-Chiari Malformations

Definition Arnold-Chiari Malformations are rare diseases that denote to a spectrum of congenital malformation of the brain. It is often called Chiari Malformation or tonsillar herniation. In this disorder, congenital...

Megaloblastic Anemias

Megaloblastic Anemias

Definition Megalosblastic anemias are characterized by the presence of enlarged red cells (megaloblasts) due to the impaired cell division. Because the erythrocytes that reach the circulation are enlarged, a macrocytic...

Acute Pancreatitis

Acute Pancreatitis

Acute Pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas, ranging from mild edema to extensive hemorrhage, resulting from various insults to the pancreas. defined by a discrete episode of abdominal pain and serum...

Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E

It was in 1980 that hepatitis E was discovered to be distinct from other types of hepatitis. This type of hepatitis is caused by Hepatitis E virus. The Hepatitis E...

Sick Sinus Syndrome

Sick Sinus Syndrome

Sick sinus syndrome, also called sinus node dysfunction, is a group of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) presumably caused by a malfunction of the sinus node, the heart’s primary pacemaker. It...

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic encephalopathy is the occurrence of confusion, altered level of consciousness and coma as a result of liver failure. It occurs when the liver is no longer able to remove...