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Stable Angina

Stable angina is the most common type of angina. It is characterized by chest pain or discomfort that manifests with stress or activity. Stable angina has a regular pattern with regard to regularity, intensity and risk factors, where pain lasts for a few minutes or until medication is taken. In contrast, unstable angina is when […]

Unstable Angina

Unstable angina is a condition wherein the heart does not get enough blood supply and consequentially, enough oxygen-rich blood. It does not follow a regular pattern, thus it may strike at any time of the day, and does not necessarily occur after a physical action. Unstable angina may occur more frequently and with greater intensity […]

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease state characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. The most recent definition of COPD provided by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), is a broad description that better explains this disease condition and its signs and symptoms defined by a persistent defined […]

How to Make a Splint for the Hand

It is particularly more difficult to make a splint for the hand, thus a slightly different set of instructions may be advised to ensure proper splinting. It is particularly more difficult to make a splint for the hand as compared to the limbs and other parts of the body. Thus, there is a slightly different […]

A Breakage During a Miscarriage

Hip hop royal couple and music mogul Jay-Z and his equally talented wife, Beyoncé, welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy last January 2012.Moroccan and Monroe Cannon, the twins of superstar Mariah Carey and comedian Nick Cannon were said to be miracle babies. Courtney Cox and her ex-husband David Arquette are equally happy with the birth […]

Psychiatric Emergencies: Underactive and Depressed Patients

Underactive and depressed patients are a common but serious primary condition that brings such individuals to the emergency department or any health care facility for that matter. This overlapping set of conditions is often masked by anxiety and somatic complaints. A depressed individual can experience varying degrees and changes in mood and behavior. Clinical manifestations […]

Emergency Care for Hypovolemic Shock

Shock is a condition in which there is  a progressive loss of blood volume responsible for maintaining effective systemic blood circulation throughout the body’s interlacing and interdependent organ systems. Insufficient organ and tissue perfusion occurs when not enough blood reaches the capillary circulation which ultimately leads to cellular metabolic disarray and if not promptly managed […]