‘Hernia’, a word derived from Latin for ‘Rupture’, defined as the unusual protrusion of the contents of any cavity through a defect in its walls.…Explore more Hernia – The Basics
Inflammation of the Appendix is one of the most common causes of Pain Abdomen presenting in the Emergency Room. Since its first description in the…Explore more Appendix, Appendicitis and Appendicectomy
Test Rise Peak Return to baseline Lipase 4-6 hours 48 8-14 days Amylase 2-4 hours 24-48 5-7 days Serum lipase elevation has a better diagnostic…Explore more Amylase and Lipase in Acute Pancreatitis
Rule of 150 and 4 a. Begin treatment if: Paracetamol is ingested at a dose >150 mg/kg Threshold to begin treatment is half the dose…Explore more Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) Poisoning: Mnemonic Approach
The severity of alcoholic hepatitis can be assessed using a number of simple quantitative indices (Maddrey score, Meld score, Combined clinical and laboratory index). Of…Explore more Maddrey Score (Discriminant Function) and Lillie Model : Alcohoic Hepatitis
In the Absence of Microbiological Confirmation, these case defintions and criteria may be helpful. Case definitions of Typhoid Fever a. Confirmed enteric fever: A patient…Explore more Clinical Criteria for Diagnosis of Enteric Fever
Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) Grams per litre: SoDIum C-hloride: 2.6 gm SoDIum Ci-Trate: 2.9 gm Potassium chloride: 1.5 gm Glucose anhydrous: 13.5 gm Mnemonic: DI…Explore more ORS and ReSoMal – Mnemonic
Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) infection is usually a self-limiting disease with a low rate of fulminant hepatic failure but maternal hepatitis E during the third…Explore more Why is hepatitis E dangerous during pregnancy?