Hemolytic Anemia – Quick review

Although, we classify as intravascular and extravascular hemolysis, “diseases” don’t read the book. These disorders may be described as causing extravascular hemolysis, but your case may be the uncommon exception with intravascular hemolysis that was not mentioned. Diseases may cause anemia by both intravascular and… Read More

Percussion of Spleen

Traube‚Äôs semilunar space Borders: Superiorly: Left 6th rib superiorly Laterally: Left midaxillary line or Left anterior axillary line Inferiorly: Left costal margin Method: Patient’s position: supine with left arm slightly abducted. Percuss: from medial to lateral Interpretation: Resonance (Normal) and Dullness (Splenomegaly) Also: Pleural effusion… Read More

Ascitic Paracentesis : Practical Essentials

Absolute contraindications to Ascitic Tapping (Paracentesis) While some authors have claimed ascitic paracentesis to be free from absolute contraindications, others have listed following as absolute contraindications: Clinically evident fibrinolysis Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Clinically apparent oozing from needle sticks Acute abdomen requiring surgery Relative contraindications… Read More