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Pain

Definition  According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, pain is an unpleasant, subjective sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

Venous ulcer

Venous ulcer on the back of the right leg.  Other names; Venous insufficiency ulceration, stasis ulcer, stasis dermatitis, varicose ulcer, ulcus cruris, crural ulceration  Specialty; Dermatology  Venous ulcers are wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valv…

Burns

Description  Burns are caused by a transfer of energy from a heat source to the body. The depth of the injury depends on the temperature of the burning agent and the duration of contact with it.

Acute Pain

Unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage (International Association for the Study of Pain); sudden or slow onset of any intensity from mild to severe with an anticipated or predictable end and a duratio…

Pressure ulcer

Stage IV decubitus displaying the tuberosity of the ischium protruding through the tissue, and possible onset of osteomyelitis .  Other names ; Decubiti, decubitus, or decubitous ulcers, pressure injuries, pressure sores, bedsores  Specialty ; Plastic surgery  Complications ; infection…

Skin ulcer

Skin ulcer  Erythema nodosum  - Skin ulcers that occur in some patients suffering from  inflammatory bowel disease  Specialty; Dermatology  An ulcer is a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane, accompanied by the disintegration of tissue. Ulcers can result in complete loss of the epidermi…

Ulcer

Ulcers  Specialty; Pathology, dermatology  An ulcer is a discontinuity or break in a bodily membrane that impedes normal function of the affected organ. According to Robins's pathology, "ulcer is the breach of the continuity of skin, epithelium or mucous membrane caused by sloug…

'When Will We Be Able to Stop Wearing Masks?'

Lately, I spend half my time backtracking to the car because I forgot to put my mask on before I headed toward the store entrance. Like a lot of people, I’m wondering: When will we be able to stop wearing masks?

What is Nursing & What do nurses do?

What is Nursing?  21 Century nursing is the glue that holds a patient’s health care journey together. Across the entire patient experience, and wherever there is someone in need of care, nurses work tirelessly to identify and protect the needs of the individual.

Cerebral palsy: ‘Early intervention will help brain to adjust, become more functional’

An orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Peace Amaraegbulam, says early intervention in the management of cerebral palsy will help the brain to make some adjustments and become more functional.

Nobel prize in medicine awarded to US-UK trio for work on hepatitis C

Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles Rice share 10m Swedish kronor prize  Two Americans and a British scientist have won the 2020 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for their groundbreaking work on blood-borne hepatitis, a health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer around…