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PAIN MANAGEMENT-Minor Pain PDF Print E-mail
Written by UrDocter   
Monday, 07 June 2010 09:21

Conditions such as headache, myalgia, chest pain, pharyngitis, otitis media, arthralgia, sunburn, strains, and sprains often produce minor pain in children. For treatment of this mild pain, aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen (nonnarcotics), and codeine (narcotic) are excellent oral analgesic medications. Aspirin is one of the oldest analgesic medications, but its use has recently declined. It has the advantage of being inexpensive, and it has anti-inflammatory effects. Sustained high dosages are needed, however, for the anti-inflammatory effect. Thus, in most instances, aspirin is not much better than non–anti-inflammatory drugs.

Aspirin may be given every 4 hours at a dosage of 10 to 15 mg/kg per dose. Higher dosages increase only the anti-inflammatory effect—not the analgesic effect. Buffered aspirin may be tolerated better and absorbed faster, but there is no evidence to show that it acts more rapidly or lasts longer than the nonbuffered variety.

 
Do You Know About Blood Vessels? PDF Print E-mail
Written by UrDocter   
Thursday, 03 June 2010 09:16

The blood vessels include the arteries, arterioles, veins, venules, and capillaries. Arteries are the vessels that carry blood from the heart; veins are vessels that carry blood to or toward the heart. Both types of vessels are composed of three coats in differing proportions : tunica intima, tunica media, and tunica externa.

The tunica intima, the smooth inner lining, runs uniterrupted throughout the vascular system and thus forms the lining of all the vessels; variable amounts of elastic tissue and smooth muscle occur in the other two coats. The larger blood vessels posses tiny vessels (called vasa vasorum) within their walls for nourishment.

 
How the Eye Floaters Occur PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fallen   
Saturday, 29 May 2010 05:11

When you are getting older, you can see many parts of your body look older too. One of the obvious proofs in your body that gives signal that you are older is your eyes. The older eyes will give result the development of eye floaters, the strange black and gray objects that abruptly sail along through the eyes. Thus, to know further about the exact causes of eye floaters and this eye floaters cure, here will be given to you the brief details about eye floaters.

In details, the following are common causes of the eye floaters. The first one is the vitreous humor area of the eye that may liquefy a small amount. For many ageing people, this process is normal and everyone will get through it. According to trusted source, when the vitreous humor shrinks, it pulls away from the surface of the eyeball. Afterward, it sags, and clumps up and it gets stringy. When there is tiny shadow on the retina that caused by bits of debris, this is how the eye floaters appear.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 May 2010 14:12
 
The Knowledge About Insulin PDF Print E-mail
Written by UrDocter   
Thursday, 13 May 2010 08:13

Local reactions to insulin injections are uncommon, when they do occur they are more likely to be due to sensitivity to the added preservatives (metacresol, phenol or methylhydroxybenzoate) than to the insulin. A trial of insulin with a different preservative may solve this problem. Formal identification of the preservative is possible using preservative-only preparations available from the manufacturers. Cold-sensitivity urticaria should also be considered if the patient develops a local reaction on using a vial directly from the refrigerator.

 
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 May 2010 16:58

An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is rarely indicated in making the diagnosis diabetes in childhood and adolescence. If doubt exists, it is easies to monitor the child or adolescent regularly with urine testing for glycosuria and to perform random blood tests to detect hyperglycaemia.

If the decision is made to proceed with diagnostic testing then an OGTT may be indicated if symptoms are present and a random venous plasma glucose concentration taken a least 2 hours after eating is 5.5 - 11.0 mmol/L and if in asymptomatic individuals the fasting venous plasma glucose is 5.5-7.7 mmol/L.

 
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