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Otorrhea

By on September 13th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

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Otorrhea is a drainage from the ear, which can be acute or chronic in nature. Any fluid draining from the ear can be very alarming. The root cause of the problem should be ruled out immediately to avoid worsening of the condition. The treatment and management for Otorrhea primarily depends on the cause of the […]

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Turf Toe

By on September 8th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

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What is Turf Toe? It was in 1976 when “turf toe” was used by Bowen and Martin to describe a common sports injury that refers to “sprain of the plantar capsuloligamentous complex of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe [1, 2].” Famous American football players like Deion Sanders and Tom Brady are among the […]

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Hypocalcemia

By on August 29th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

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Hypocalcemia Definition Hypocalcemia is a type electrolyte imbalance in which the calcium levels in the blood are lower than the normal values [1]. The normal serum calcium levels range from 8.5 mg/dL to 10.5 mg/dL [2]. Calcium Homeostasis Calcium is one of the most numerous electrolytes present in the body. This electrolyte performs vital roles […]

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Hypothermia

By on August 28th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

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What is Hypothermia : Definition Hypothermia is a medical condition in which the body’s core temperature drops below 35.0 °C or 95.0°F. When this occurs, the body experiences faster heat loss than being able to produce heat. This results to significant and dangerously low body temperature [1]. Usually, this happens as the body’s compensatory mechanism […]

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Hyperthermia

By on August 26th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

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The Impact of Hyperthermia The highest temperature recorded on earth was 58 degrees Celsius, at a desert in Libya. This level of temperature would certainly evoke hyperthermia, which is overheating, or body temperature above the normal range. In fact, heat is one of usual causes of climate-related mortalities around the world. A major heat wave […]

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