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Shoulder pain radiating down the arm DDX. Serious skin signs in sick patients DDX, infarcts, pupura, rash, blisters, vesicles, oral lesions, exfoliatve, pustules, scaling, wheals, facial edema, oedema. Hirsutism, abnormal hair growth. Diffuse goitre, thyroid, enlarged, enlargement. Abdominal pain, acute abdomen, tenderness, rigidity. Groin lump, hernia, swelling, mass. Hepatomegaly, liver, enlarged, enlargement. Large bowel obstruction DDX. Liver palpation abnormalities, firm and irregular liver, tender liver, pulsatile liver.

Medical causes of abdominal pain. Small bowel obstruction DDX. Anaphylaxis, severe allergic reaction. Laboratory urinalysis, casts, microscopy, culture. Dipstick urinalysis, bedside, protein, blood, glucose, leukocyte esterase, nitrites, ketones, bilirubin, urobilinogen, nitrites, specific gravity. Urine colour, color, urinalysis. Urine electrolytes, sodium, anion gap.

Urine odour, odor, urinalysis. Urine transparency, turbidity, urinalysis. Thyroid Function Tests, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism. Bilirubin, jaundice, conjugated, unconjugated. Paracentesis Ascitic Tap , ascites, exudate, transudate, serum: Anemia, anaemia, hypochromic, normochromic, normocytic, macrocytic, microcytic, iron studies. CSF analysis, lumbar puncture, meningitis.

Acid-Base disorders, approach, osmolar gap. Joint fluid analysis, arthrocentesis, crystals, microscopy, white cells. Pleural Fluid Analysis, exudate, transudate, gradient, ratio. Hilar enlargement on chest x-ray DDX. Pseudoinfiltrates on chest x-ray DDX. Pulmonary opacities on chest x-ray DDX, consolidation, airspace filling, nodular, reticular, reticulonodular. Ammonia and hyperammonaemia, hyperammonemia. Bulbar palsy, pseudobulbar palsy.

Central Pontine Myelinolysis, extrapontinemyelinolysis, osmotic demyelination syndrome. Cranial nerve lesions, palsy, 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, multiple. Facial twitches DDX, recurrent, hemifacial spasm.

Movement disorders DDX, hypokinesia, hyperkinesia. Radiculopathy DDX, nerve root. Seizures, epilepsy, status epilepticus, seizure mimics. Sudden severe headache DDX, thunderclap, abrupt onset. Asterixis DDX, hepatic flap. Wasting of the small muscles of the hand. Blepharospasm, blinking, facial tics. Eye trauma, blunt, penetrating.

Fixed dilated pupil, mydriasis, blown pupil. Loss of vision, visual loss, blindiness. Optic disk abnormality, papiloedema, optic atrophy, papillitis. Red eye, painful, painless. Pseudofractures DDX, fracture mimics. Kidney mass, renal mass, enlarged kidney. Airway obstruction, incomplete, partial, complete. Atelectasis, lung collapse, collapsed lung. High airway pressures, intubated, ventilated.

Massive haemoptysis DDX, hemoptysis. Hilar Adenopathy DDX, hilum, lymph, node, gland. Toxic agents and abnormal vital signs. Toxicological causes of cardiac arrest.

Acute Myocardial infarction echocardiography. Echocardiography in Intensive Care. LV function echocardiography, left ventricular, assessment. RV function echocardiography, right ventricular, assessment. Calcium replacement advantages and disadvantages.

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Towako Transmyometrial Embryo Transfer Set. Tunner Pediatric Urethral Dilator Set. Turner Pigtail Pneumothorax Set. In the management of acute pancreatitis, the treatment is to stop feeding the patient, giving them nothing by mouth, giving intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration , and sufficient pain control.

As the pancreas is stimulated to secrete enzymes by the presence of food in the stomach, having no food pass through the system allows the pancreas to rest. The incidence of relapse after oral refeeding may be reduced by post-pyloric enteral rather than parenteral feeding prior to oral refeeding.

Recently, there has been a shift in the management paradigm from TPN total parenteral nutrition to early, post-pyloric enteral feeding in which a feeding tube is endoscopically or radiographically introduced to the third portion of the duodenum.

The advantage of enteral feeding is that it is more physiological, prevents gut mucosal atrophy, and is free from the side effects of TPN such as fungemia. The additional advantages of post-pyloric feeding are the inverse relationship of pancreatic exocrine secretions and distance of nutrient delivery from the pylorus, as well as reduced risk of aspiration. Disadvantages of a naso-enteric feeding tube include increased risk of sinusitis especially if the tube remains in place greater than two weeks and a still-present risk of accidentally intubating the trachea even in intubated patients contrary to popular belief, the endotracheal tube cuff alone is not always sufficient to prevent NG tube entry into the trachea.

Up to 20 percent of people with acute pancreatitis develop an infection outside the pancreas such as bloodstream infections, pneumonia, or urinary tract infections. However, if cultures are negative and no source of infection is identified, antibiotics should be discontinued. Preventative antibiotics are not recommended in people with acute pancreatitis, regardless of the type interstitial or necrotizing or disease severity mild, moderately severe, or severe [46] [47].

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography ERCP , performed within 24 to 72 hours of presentation, is known to reduce morbidity and mortality. Surgery is indicated for i infected pancreatic necrosis and ii diagnostic uncertainty and iii complications. The most common cause of death in acute pancreatitis is secondary infection. Infection is diagnosed based on 2 criteria. In the United States, the annual incidence is 18 cases of acute pancreatitis per , population, and it accounts for , hospitalizations in the US.

In Western countries, the most common cause is alcohol, accounting for 65 percent of acute pancreatitis cases in the US, 20 percent of cases in Sweden, and 5 percent of those in the United Kingdom. The causes of acute pancreatitis also varies across age groups, with trauma and systemic disease such as infection being more common in children.

Mumps is a more common cause in adolescents and young adults than in other age groups. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Acute pancreatitis Synonyms Acute pancreatic necrosis [1] Pancreas Specialty Gastroenterology , general surgery Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas pancreatitis.

American Journal of Nursing. Archived from the original on Early complications of severe acute pancreatitis. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. A new index that distinguishes acute episodes of alcoholic from nonalcoholic acute pancreatitis". ANZ Journal of Surgery. A study of sensitivity and specificity".

Annals of Internal Medicine. Their diagnostic value for acute pancreatitis". Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. Without support for the superiority of the lipase: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. A prospective clinical study". Digestive and Liver Disease. American Journal of Roentgenology. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. World Journal of Gastroenterology.

Journal of the American College of Surgeons. European Journal of Radiology. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The British Journal of Surgery. American Journal of Surgery. The Intensive Care Manual. William Schwab; Donald M. Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. The New England Journal of Medicine.

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