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Pleural Effusions: Transudate vs. Exudate

Pleural Effusions: Transudate vs. Exudate

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Classifying Pleural Effusions A pleural effusion is an accumulation of fluid within the pleural space Determining the underlying cause is facilitated by thoracentesis and pleural fluid analysis The pleural fluid may...

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Pterygium vs. Pinguecula

Pterygium vs. Pinguecula

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Pterygium: fleshy triangular mass that extends to the cornea. May interfere with vision. Pinguecula: yellowish elevated bump or patch that does not grow across the cornea. Treatment is not usually...

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Epistaxis

Epistaxis

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Epistaxis may be classified as anterior or posterior nosebleeds. Anterior nosebleeds are most common, usually occurring at Kiesselbach’s plexus in the anterior nasal septum. Kiesselbach's plexus consists of the...

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Preeclampsia: Pathophysiology

Preeclampsia: Pathophysiology

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); General Features Preeclampsia is classically defined as the new onset of hypertension and proteinuria after 20 weeks of gestation. New onset hypertension with significant end-organ dysfunction (with or without...

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Acute Sinusitis

Acute Sinusitis

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); General Features Acute sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses usually due to a viral infection, but secondary bacterial infection can occur. Often precipitated by an upper respiratory infection....

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