Assessment of gestational age can be made postnatally by either Dubowitz Score or New Ballard Scoring system. In sick infants, examination of Anterior lens canpsule…Explore more New Ballard Score: How to use it correctly?
Corrected sodium level When hyperglycemia is present, the underlying sodium concentration (corrected sodium concentration) can be estimated by adding 1.6-2.4 mEq/L (average of 2 mEq/L)…Explore more Hyponatremia Correction: Practical Approach
Synonyms: Murphy’s kidney punch, CVA tenderness (CVAT) Anatomy of Costovertebral angle or Renal angle: Costovertebral angle is formed by the junction of the 12th, or…Explore more Costovertebral or Renal angle tenderness
Mnemonic: SSSS Stenotic lesion of Semilunar valve and Septal defect cause Systolic murmur. From this, you should also be able to remember that regurgitant lesions…Explore more Murmurs Made Easy
Synonyms: Spoon-shaped nails, Concave nails Definition of koilonychia: Loss of longitudinal and lateral convexity of the nail, with thinning and fraying of the distal portions. Conditions…Explore more Koilonychia
Smoking History Ask: Have you ever smoked? If yes – Further ask: For how long? What form? (cigarettes, cigars, pipe, chewed) How much? Quantify smoking…Explore more Eliciting Smoking and Alcohol History
Definition of Fever Studies have found that the maximum normal oral temperature is 37.2ºC (98.9ºF) at 6 A.M. and 37.7ºC (99.9ºF) at 4 P.M.; these…Explore more Fever : Definition, Mechanism and Types
Synonyms: Faget sign, Sphygmo-thermic dissociation, Sphygmo-thermal dissociation Definition of Relative Bradycardia Physiologically, for each 1 °F rise in body temperature, there is a commensurate increase…Explore more Relative Bradycardia