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Ferrans And Powers Quality Of Life Index

The Quality of Life Index QLI was developed by Ferrans and Powers to measure quality of life in terms of satisfaction with life. Quality of life is defined by Ferrans as a person's sense of well-being that stems from satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the areas of life that are important to him her. The QLI measures both satisfaction and importance of various aspects of life. Importance ratings are used to weight the satisfaction responses, so that scores reflect the respondents' satisfaction...

Elevated Eosinophil and Basophil Counts

In accordance with their physiological role, an increase in eosinophils gt 400 1, i.e. for a leukocyte count of 6000, more than 8 in the differential blood analysis is usually due to parasitic attack p. 5 . In the Western hemisphere, parasitic infestations are investigated on the basis of stool samples and serology. Strongyloides stercoralis in particular causes strong, sometimes extreme, elevation of eosinophils may be up to 50 . However, eosinophilia of variable degree is also seen in ameba...

Anatomy of the Eyelids

The eyelids serve several valuable functions. Most importantly they provide mechanical protection to the globe. They also provide vital chemical elements to the precorneal tear film, and help distribute these layers evenly over the surface of the eye. During the blink phase the eyelids propel tears to the medial canthus where they enter the puncta of the lacrimal drainage system. The eyelashes along the lid margins sweep air-borne particles from in front of the eye, and the constant voluntary...

Molluscum Contagiosum Dimple Warts

A 16-year-old male high school student presents with a large number of papular lesions of recent onset in the right thoracic and axillary region. There is a second grouping of similar lesions on the right knee. The patient is on the wrestling team, desires removal of the lesions, and was sent to you by his wrestling coach to find out if they might be contagious. You suspect this is molluscum contagiosum. 1. What are the primary lesions you would expect to find in molluscum contagiosum 2. What...

Malignant Follicular Tumors

The major two malignant follicular tumors, pilomatrix carcinoma pilomatrical carcinoma and trichilemmocarcinoma trichilemmal carcinoma Fig. 23 have been discussed under their benign counterparts, pilomatrixoma and trichi-lemmoma respectively. Under the lumper philosophy, it has been proposed that both these are simply variants of squamous carcinoma, with shadow cells or clear cells being prominent features. 1. Hardisson D, Linaves MD, Cuevas-Santos J, Contreas F. Pilomatrix carcinoma a...

Audiogram Of Otitis Media

Figure 6.23 Audiogram of the same case showing conductive hearing loss. Figure 6.23 Audiogram of the same case showing conductive hearing loss. Figure 6.24 Left ear. Meso- and epitympanic retraction pockets that adhere to the head of the malleus, the partially eroded long process of the incus, and the incudostapedial joint. A ventilation tube has been inserted in the anterior quadrant to avoid further retraction that might lead to cholesteatoma. Figure 6.26 Right ear. Large mesotympanic...

Reactive Lymphocytosis

Lymphatic cells show wide variability and transform easily. This is usually seen as enlarged nuclei, a moderately loose, coarse chromatin structure, and a marked widening of the basophilic cytoplasmic layer. Clinical findings, which include acute fever symptoms, enlarged lymph nodes, and sometimes exanthema, help to identify a lymphatic reactive state. Unlike the case in acute leukemias, erythrocyte and thrombocyte counts are not significantly reduced. Although the granulocyte count is...

Calculating The Percentage Of Juice In A Beverage

Occasionally, a soft drink company's technical officer is asked to calculate how much juice concentrate should be added to a This calculation often stymies soft beverage in order to attain a prescribed legal minimum juice drink technologists not acquainted content in the drink. The reverse also happens, where the person with juice technology. is asked if the juice content in an existing juice-containing beverage is what it says it is on the label of the product. As I mentioned in the previous...

Ligature Strangulation

In ligature strangulation, the pressure on the neck is applied by a constricting band that is tightened by a force other than the body weight. Virtually all cases of ligature strangulation are homicides. In the authors' experience, ligature strangulation is the most common method of homicidal asphyxia, though the incidence of manual strangulation follows fairly closely. In a study of 133 homicides caused by asphyxia, ligature strangulation accounted for 48 of the deaths manual strangulation for...

How failing kidney function affects diabetes management

To achieve good blood sugar control in the presence of failing kidney function is a difficult task for patient and doctor. There are various reasons for this. In some people with diabetes the insulin sensitivity changes, for reasons that are often unclear the tissues no longer respond as well to insulin. This can lead to a worsening of the diabetes. Insulin - whether made by the body or injected as a drug - is partly broken down in the kidneys. When the kidneys are not functioning properly,...

Acute Chorioamnionitis

Benirschke and Kaufmann feel that chorioamnionitis which they use as synonymous with acute chorioamnionitis is always their bold caused by infection 3 . Other forms of injury to the placenta, such as infarction, will also illicit an acute inflammatory reaction but will be localized to the area of injury. Acute chorioamnionitis is the most common diagnosis rendered on the placenta. Despite this, no universally accepted definition, grading, or staging system has been developed. Acute...

Stab Wounds by Anatomical Location

Most fatal stab wounds are located in the left chest region. Among a number of explanations is that most people are right handed and, when facing a victim, will tend to stab the left chest. In addition, if the intention is to kill someone, one would stab in the left chest where the heart is thought to be. Most fatal stab wounds of the chest involve injury to the heart or aorta. Deaths due solely to a stab wound of the lung are less common. Fatal stab wounds of the right chest usually involve...

Atypical Urothelial Cells Indeterminate for Neoplasia

Unfortuntely, as in every other body site, cytologic samples from the urinary tract are not always readily placed into distinct categories. An atypical interpretation is appropriate when morphologic changes exceed those described as benign cellular changes, but lack clear signs of neoplasia Figs. 2.7, 2.15, 2.33 . This is generally encountered when dealing with a sample from a patient with a low grade lesion, especially those called low malignant potential LMP , or in the presence of severe...

Perivascular And Interstitial Dermatitis

B Perivascular and interstitial dermatitis without epidermal changes. C Lymphocytes and eosinophils perivascular and numerous neutrophils interstitial. Figure 1 A Urticae on the trunk. B Perivascular and interstitial dermatitis without epidermal changes. C Lymphocytes and eosinophils perivascular and numerous neutrophils interstitial. Figure 2 A Sharply demarcated purpuric erythema on the leg, a bulla Is seen in the uppermost part of the lesion. B Perivascular...

Overview of Treatment Approach Acceptance Theory and Intervention

The following section provides detailed information about how to use ACT in a clinical setting. There are several main goals that are generally presented in order when using ACT. This is not to say, however, that the ACT goals cannot be presented in a different order, or that the ACT therapist cannot choose to emphasize one goal over another, depending on the client's specific issues. ACT is diverse and flexible and allows for a range of concepts to be presented depending on client needs. Here...

Sequential Parallel and Integrated Treatment Models

There are three major models in which dually diagnosed patients are treated sequential, parallel, and integrated treatment. Each is discussed below. In sequential treatment, the more acute condition is treated first, followed by the less acute co-occurring disorder. The same staff may treat both disorders, or the less acute disorder may be treated after transfer to a different program or facility. For example, a manic patient with a cocaine use disorder needs mood stabilization before...

Clinical Attachment Level

Documenting the level of attachment helps the clinician determine the amount of periodontal destruction that has occurred and is essential when rendering a diagnosis of periodontitis loss of connective tissue attachment 1617 This measurement also provides the clinician with more detailed and accurate information regarding the prognosis of an individual tooth. The clinical attachment level CAL or AL is determined by measuring the distance between the apical extent of the probing depth and a...

Boundaries Between Subsegments Iva And Ivb In The Human Liver

The posterior segment consists of subsegment VII cranially and subsegment VI caudally. The right lobe of the liver is highly variable in its caudal extent. 71 Left lobe of liver, lateral segment, heart 71 Left lobe of liver, lateral segment, heart 72 Left lobe of liver, lateral segment, heart The left lobe of the liver is in close proximity to the heart, separated from it only by the diaphragm. The anatomical left lobe of the liver corresponds to the lateral hepatic segment. 73 Left lobe of...

The Living Rape Victim

Rape presents a unique problem to physician clinicians in that they often inherit the burden of not only treatment, but proper collection of evidence. For the correct handling of rape cases, both medically and legally, there must be coordination between the physicians examining the victims and the police agency with jurisdiction. It is preferable that victims of rape be examined at one central hospital by experienced physicians trained in the handling and treatment of such patients and in the...

The Tympanic Membrane and Middle

White areas of tympanosclerosis arrows are common findings on examination of the drum. They are of little significance in themselves, and the hearing is often normal. A past history of otorrhea in childhood or grommet insertion is usual. Chalk patches do occur with no apparent past otitis media. Extensive tympanosclerosis with a rigid drum is a sequela of past otitis media, and the ossicles, too, may be fixed or noncontinuous. Fig. 2.53 Scarring of the drum. a A...

Inflammation of the Larynx Laryngitis

Whether acute or chronic, laryngitis presents with hoarseness and generalized hyperemia of the laryngeal mucous membrane. Acute laryngitis commonly follows an upper respiratory tract infection, or is traumatic following vocal abuse. Voice rest is the most effective treatment. Chronic laryngitis may be associated with infection in the upper or lower respiratory tract, but is commonly irritative due to occupation and environment, vocal abuse, or tobacco. The unusual laryngitis of myxoedema must...

Seven-eighths Crown Preparation

After verifying the alignment, remove tooth structure between the guide grooves with a smooth continuous motion and place a cervical chamfer Fig. 10-7 . Carry the diamond into the proximal embrasure and reduce the proximal wall Fig. 10-3, E and F . For proper reduction of the axial tooth surface, it is important to understand the factors that determine correct positioning of the proximal groove. A proximal groove is placed parallel to the path of withdrawal. Normally, unsupported tooth...

Intradermal Nevus Fibrosis

Clark WH Jr, Elder DE, Guerry D IV, et al. A study of tumor progression the precursor lesions of superficial spreading and nodular melanoma. Human Pathol 1984 15 1147-1165. 2. Elder DE. The dysplastic nevus. Pathology 1985 17 291-297. 3. Barnhill RL, Roush GC, Duray PH. Correlation of histologic and cytoplasmic features with nuclear atypia in atypical dysplastic nevomelanocytic nevi. Hum Pathol 1990 21 51-58. 4. Piepkorn MW. An appraisal of the dysplastic nevus syndrome concept. Adv Dermatol...

Normal Urothelial Histology and Cytology

The majority of the collecting system is lined by urothelium transitional epithelium . Variable areas of the bladder and urethra may be lined by glandular epithelium simple columnar , especially in the trigone and the dome of the bladder the vestigial urachus pa-raurethral glands, which provide lubrication for the urethra, might also be a source of glandular epithelium from that area. Cystitis cystica or glandularis, arising in Brunn's nests in the bladder mucosa, may shed groups of atypical...

Retinal anatomy and physiology

If one were to observe a normal human retina through an ophthalmoscope, one would see the gross morphological features illustrated in Figure 11.2. On the right side of the figure is the head of the optic nerve, also called the optic disk. A number of blood vessels originate from approximately the center of the optic disk and spread to cover much of the inner retina the side of the retina closest to the lens . These vessels are supplied by the central artery and vein of the retina, which pass...

Inner Ear Visible In

Figure 3.55 Nasopharyngeal carcinoma extending into the middle ear and external auditory canal. A polypoid mass infiltrates the tympanic membrane and partially fills the external auditory canal see CT scan, Fig. 3.56 and MRI, Fig. 3.57 . The patient was considered inoperable and was referred to radiotherapy. Figure 3.56 The CT scan demonstrates marked infiltration of the nasopharynx, the pterygoid muscles, and the petrous apex. Figure 3.56 The CT scan demonstrates marked infiltration of the...

Transverse Section of Medulla Oblongata

The spinal cord becomes the medulla oblongata, which also contains white and gray matter, but the arrangement changes, due to the embryonic expansion of the central canal to form the hindbrain vesicle, which will become the fourth ventricle. Development of the ventricle pushes dorsally situated structures more dorsolaterally. The transition is clearly seen in transverse section. The spinal cord becomes the medulla, which initially resembles the upper cervical segments. The substantia gelatinosa...

Evaluation of Eyelid Malpositions

A thorough eyelid examination should be included in the documentation of any eyelid malposition. Accurate diagnosis of eyelid dystopia including some determination of its etiology is essential prior to consideration of surgical or nonsurgical correction. An adequate history can provide useful clues to the cause of the eyelid malposition and may suggest the need for further evaluation. In some cases the history may make immediate surgical intervention unwise. The time of onset of the...

Evaluation of Eyelid Lesions

The eyelids may be affected by benign and malignant lesions. Most of these are common elsewhere on the body, but when occurring on the eyelid they are often different in character, appearance, and behavior because of the unique characteristics of eyelid skin. A large number of cutaneous and systemic disorders may be associated with eyelid lesions. In many instances the eyelid findings are quite specific for a particular disorder, at other times they may be rather non-specific. These ocular...

Fractures of the Skull

The second type of injury that can be incurred is to the skull. In general, whenever a head is either struck with or strikes an object having a broad flat surface area, the skull at the point of impact flattens out to conform to the shape of the surface against which it impacts. As the skull is flattened and bent inward, adjacent, but more distant areas, are bent outward by a wave of deformation consisting of the central area of inbending and the peripheral outbending Figure 6.1 2,3 This...

The Individual Cells of Hematopoiesis

Immature Red Cell Precursors Proerythroblasts and Basophilic Erythroblasts Proerythroblasts are the earliest, least mature cells in the erythrocyte-forming series erythropoiesis . Proerythroblasts are characterized by their size about 20 m , and by having a very dense nuclear structure with a narrow layer of cytoplasm, homogeneous in appearance, with a lighter zone at the center they stain deep blue after Romanowsky staining. These attributes allow proerythroblasts to be distinguished from...

Treatment of Furcation Involvement

Diagnosis and treatment of furcation involvement of multirooted teeth is one of the more difficult Fig. 5-25. Normal relationship of the CEJ and the osseous crest. FromBaimaRF J Prosthet Dent 56 138, 1986. Fig. 5-25. Normal relationship of the CEJ and the osseous crest. FromBaimaRF J Prosthet Dent 56 138, 1986. problems encountered in the periodontal-restora-tive dentistry continuum. Familiarity with the furcation's anatomic and morphologic variations is essential when formulating a treatment...

Bridging Veins Of The Brain

The superficial cerebral veins cortical veins carry blood from the outer 1-2 cm of the brain surface to large drainage channels such as the superior and inferior sagittal sinuses, the great cerebral vein of Galen, the straight sinus, and the tentorial veins. Thus, the cerebellar veins drain blood from the cerebellar surface into the superior vermian vein and thence into the great cerebral vein, straight sinus, and transverse sinuses. The deep cerebral veins central veins drain blood from the...

Acute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

The typical clinical manifestations of ACLE are characterized by a localized erythema known as the malar rash or butterfly rash on the central portion of the face or by a generalized, more widespread form Fabbri et al. 2003, Sontheimer and Provost 2003 . Localized ACLE may only affect the skin transiently, and the lesions may last for only several days up to a few weeks. Therefore, at the onset of disease, the patients may mistake this rash for sunburn and may seek medical advice only after the...

Bullous Lesions in Lupus Erythematosus

The frequency of bullous lesions associated with LE BLE is low, and it has been reported that less than 5 of patients with SLE and skin changes had chronic vesicu-lobullous lesions Gammon and Briggaman 1993, Yell and Wojnarowska 1997 . Confusion has always existed concerning the nosology and classification of the bullous skin changes that can occur in patients with LE, and there has been no consensus in this area for a long time. In 1997, Sontheimer Sontheimer 1997 divided the various types of...

Necrotic Keratinocytes

Cabanillas F, Armitage J, Pugh WC, et al. Lymphomatoid papulosis a T-cell dyscrasia with a propensity to transform into malignant lymphoma. Ann Intern Med 1995 122 3 210-217. 2. El-Azhary RA, Gibson LE, Kurtin PJ, et al. Lymphomatoid papulosis a clinical and histopathologic review of 53 cases with leukocyte immunophenotyping, DNA flow cytometry, and T-cell receptor gene rearrangement studies. J Am Acad Dermatol 1994 30 2 Pt 1 210-218. 3. Gellrich S, Wernicke M, Wilks A, et al. The cell...

Methamphetamine and Amphetamine

Methamphetamine is a potent CNS stimulant that is readily produced illicitly.14,18 In the brain, it acts by both increasing release of dopamine and blocking its re-absorption, causing hyperstimulation of receptor neurons. Methamphetamine is also a cardiovascular stimulant. It blocks re-uptake of norepinephrine and causes an increase in catecholamine release. The euphoric effect is similar to cocaine but may last as long as ten times that of cocaine. Methamphetamine is metabolized to...

Histopathologic Terminology

The use of descriptive terms in histopathology is a valuable method for standard communication which allows both the pathologist and the clinician to understand specific histologic characteristics of biological materials. One or more of these characteristics may be specific for certain lesions, thus allowing a more precise diagnosis. In some cases, knowledge of such characteristics can also help the clinician make a provisional diagnosis that might allow therapeutic decisions such as to biopsy...

Steps in the Diagnosis of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Left-shift leukocytosis in conjunction with usually low-grade anemia, thrombocytopenia or thrombocytosis which often correlates with the migration of small megakaryocyte nuclei into the blood stream , and clinical splenomegaly is typical of CML. LDH and uric acid concentrations are elevated as a result of the increased cell turnover. The average typical cell composition is as follows in a series analyzed by Spiers about 2 myeloblasts, 3 promyelocytes, 24 myelocytes, 8 metamyelocytes, 57 band...

Placenta Amniotic

The peripheral membranes and fetal placental surface are continuous, and most processes are seen in both. The layer of membrane closest to the fetus is amnion. External is the chorion, which is minimal on the peripheral membranes and more extensive on the disk. The remnant of the yolk sac lies between the amnion and chorion Figure 4.1 . The chorion is continuous with all the villous tissue. There is close proximity of the surface membranes to the maternal blood of the intervillous space, while...

Parallel Group Designs

A parallel group design is a complete randomized design in which each patient receives one and only one treatment in a random fashion. Basically there are two types of parallel group design for comparative clinical trials, namely, group comparison or parallel-group designs and matched pairs parallel designs. The simplest group comparison parallel group design is the two-group parallel design which compares two treatments e.g., a treatment group vs. a control group . Each treatment group...

Sinus Infection In Ears

Epitympanic erosion with cholesteato-ma. The tympanic membrane is completely tympanosclerotic. The patient did not complain of otorrhea dry cholesteatoma . Figure 8.7 Right ear. Epitympanic erosion with cholesteato-ma. The tympanic membrane is completely tympanosclerotic. The patient did not complain of otorrhea dry cholesteatoma . Figure 8.8 Right ear. Epitympanic erosion with cholesteato-matous squamae. The patient did not complain of otorrhea. The pars tensa is intact....

Tympanic Membrane Perforation

Large tympanic membrane perforation. The anterior drum residue shows tympanosclerosis. The ossicular chain is difficult to identify because of the presence of epidermization at this level. The round window is visible. A staged tympanoplasty is also indicated in this case. Figure 7.28 Right ear. Granulomatous otitis media. A roundish mass fills the middle ear. Serous otorrhea is present. Figure 7.27 Right ear. Large tympanic membrane perforation. The anterior drum residue...

Erythema Gyratum Repens

Gyrate Erythemas Erythema Gyratum Repens and Erythema Chronicum Migrans ECM Infection with Borrelia burgdorferi EGR Internal malignancy, tuberculosis ECM Outdoor activities in endemic areas for Ixodes EGR Truncal arcuate erythematous bands with trailing ECM Expanding erythematous solid or annular patch EGR Mild spongiosis with superficial perivascular ECM Nonspecific superficial and deep lymphocytic ECM Early, early disseminated, chronic late ECM Good with appropriate antibiotic therapy, lt 5...

Drugs That Can Aggravate Myasthenia Gravis

Antibiotics tetracyclines, aminoglycosides, polymy-xins, gyrase inhibitors, penicillins Psychoactive drugs benzodiazepines, barbiturates, tricyclic antidepressants, chlorpromazine, haloperidol, droperidol, lithium Anticonvulsants phenytoin, ethosuximide, barbiturates Cardiovascular agents Quinidine, ajmaline, procainamide, lidocaine, ganglioplegics, nifedipine, -block- Promethazine, thioridazine. Chlordiazepoxide, ma-protiline, mianserin or carbamazepine can be used at low doses and with...

Glandular Cells In Ureteral Washing

Size limits of this volume preclude a complete description of the various uncommon lesions of the urinary tract. The interested reader is referred to the classic texts of Koss, and other books relative to urinary cytology. Squamous carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are infrequent cancers in the bladder, but have the same characteristics as those lesions elsewhere in the body Figs. 5.1-5.3 . The microscopist should resist the temptation to call a urothelial lesion squamous or glandular when areas of...

Saddle Or Ridge Lap Pontic

The saddle pontic has a concave fitting surface that overlaps the residual ridge buccolingually, simulating the contours and emergence profile of the missing tooth on both sides of the residual ridge. How ever, saddle or ridge lap designs should be avoided because the concave gingival surface of the pontic is not accessible to cleaning with dental floss, which will lead to plaque accumulation Fig. 20-12 . This design deficiency has been shown to result in tissue inflammation' Fig. 20-13 ....

Trichilemmal Sebaceous Cyst

INTRODUCTION The trichilemmal cyst is also referred to as a sebaceous or pilar cyst. It is derived from the outer root sheath of the deeper parts of a hair follicle and consists of a well-keratinized epidermal wall surrounding semi-solid hair keratin and cholesterol-rich debris, rather than just sebaceous material. Trichilemmal cysts are more common in females and most cases occur in the sixth and seventh decades of life. They differ from epidermoid cysts in that they lack a granular layer in...

Inverted Follicular Keratosis

INTRODUCTION Inverted follicular keratosis is a benign skin lesion that is common on the face and less frequently on the eyelids. It occurs in older individuals from the fifth decade on, and is considerably more common in males. It is frequently mistaken for a malignant tumor. These lesions arise from the infundibular epithelium of the hair follicle and therefore are related to epidermoid cysts. Inverted follicular keratosis may be an irritated form of seborrheic keratosis or verruca vulgaris....

Lupus Erythematosus Profundus

LEP, historically referred to as Kaposi-Irgang disease or also known as lupus pan-niculitis, is a rare variant of CCLE in which pathologic changes occur primarily in the lower dermis and subcutaneous tissue. In 1883, subcutaneous nodules associated with LE were first described by Kaposi Kaposi 1883 , but the term lupus profundus was coined by Irgang Irgang 1940 in 1940. Subsequently, different authors reported new cases and contributed to define the clinical and histopathologic characteristics...

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

The most common form of all chronic cutaneous variants is DLE, which can be localized or generalized, both with and without systemic manifestations of LE. Typical DLE lesions may be present at the onset of SLE in about 5 -10 of patients, and approximately 30 of patients may develop DLE lesions, usually of the generalized type, during the course of SLE Cervera et al. 1993,Hymes and Jordon 1989,Tebbe et al. 1997 . The localized form presents with sharply demarcated, erythematokeratotic, atrophic...

Ruptured Brain Aneurysm

FIGURE 3.6 Brown and yellow injuries with no bleeding are postmortem injuries. The injuries to this woman's back occurred after her death from head trauma. FIGURE 3.8 This is a laceration with surrounding abrasion and contusion. The man fell and hit his head while he was dying from heart disease. FIGURE 3.8 This is a laceration with surrounding abrasion and contusion. The man fell and hit his head while he was dying from heart disease. FIGURE 3.5 The scraping away of the skin is an abrasion....

Traumatic Asphyxia Combined with Smothering

Traumatic asphyxia combined with smothering is a combination of both these entities. It can be accidental or homicidal. An accidental form is overlay, where an infant is placed in bed for the night with either an adult or a larger child. Subsequently, the infant is found dead. During the night, the other individual rolled onto the infant, killing it by a combination of Figure 8.11 A 5-month-old infant killed by python. No petechiae, hemorrhage, or bruising of body. Puncture marks on face have a...

Drugs for Dissolving Gallstones A

Following its secretion from liver into bile, water-insoluble cholesterol is held in solution in the form of micellar complexes with bile acids and phospholipids. When more cholesterol is secreted than can be emulsified, it precipitates and forms gallstones cholelithiasis . Precipitated cholesterol can be reincorporated into micelles, provided the cholesterol concentration in bile is below saturation. Thus, cholesterol-containing stones can be dissolved slowly. This effect can be achieved by...

Chalazion and Hordeolum

INTRODUCTION A chalazion and hordeolum are focal inflammatory lesions of the eyelid that results from the obstruction of secretory glands. In a chalazion there is no acute bacterial infection, but rather a chronic inflammatory lesion with circumferential fibrosis. When this involves the meibomian glands they form a deep chalazion, whereas when there is involvement of the more superficial glands of Zeis in the dermis or glands of Moll associated with the pilosebaceous unit a more superficial...

Drugs Prescribed For Gun Shot Wounds

Drugs may be the cause of death, contribute to the cause of death, or contribute to the circumstances surrounding a death. There are many different types of drugs, both legal and illicit, that may be the cause of death. Any drug or chemical taken in excess can cause death. This includes illicit drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and prescription drugs. Common drugs of abuse encountered in death cases include ethyl alcohol, barbiturates, pain killers, stimulants such as cocaine and...

Multiple Sclerosis Like Lesions

Multiple sclerosis MS is a clinical diagnosis that should never be made using neuroimaging alone. In 78-95 of clinically diagnosed MS patients, gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging MRI features include ovoid periventricular, infratentorial, temporal lobe, and corpus callosum white matter lesions that are isointense to hypointense on Tl-weighted images, and show high intensity on proton density and T2-weighted images. Many conditions have to be taken into account in the differential...

Nasel Cyst Hearling Loss

Fig. 3.6 Nasoalveolar cysts have a constant anatomical site and spot diagnosis is possible. Externally, there is flattening of the nasolabial fold and flaring of the alae nasi. In the anterior nares the cyst extends into the floor of the nose and displaces the inferior turbinate upwards. Excision via a sublabial incision and enucleation is the treatment. Surgical rupture of the cyst usually means incomplete removal, and predisposes to recurrence. The arrow indicates flaring of ala. Fig. 3.6...

Meralgia Paresthetica Bernhardt Roth syndrome

The lateral cutaneous nerve is a purely sensory branch arising from the lumbar plexus L2-L3 . It passes obliquely across the iliac muscle, and enters the thigh under the lateral part of the inguinal ligament. It supplies the skin over the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. Meralgia paresthetica is a condition caused by entrapment of this nerve as it passes through the opening between the inguinal ligament and its attachment 1 - 2 cm medial to the anterior superior iliac spine. Numbness is the...

Convergence of MD Simulations

Rigorous proof of convergence of MD simulations cannot be performed 31 . Efforts can be made, however, to ensure that various properties calculated from a simulation have reached satisfactory levels of convergence. First, the simulations should be analyzed to determine if global (1) energetic and (2) structural properties have stabilized. Energetic stability is typically investigated by monitoring the potential energy versus time. During most simulations the potential energy initially relaxes,...

Are Allodynia And Multiple Sclerosis Related

Disturbances of the peripheral nervous system may be subdivided into those affecting neuronal cell bodies neuronopathy and those affecting peripheral nerve processes peripheral neuropathy . Neuronopathies include anterior horn cell syndromes motor neuron lesions p. 50 and sensory neuron syndromes sensory neuronopathy, ganglionopathy pp.2, 107, 390 . Motor neuron diseases are described on p. 304. Peripheral neuropathy is characterized by damage to myelin sheaths myelinopathy and or axons...

Health And Daily Living Form

The Health and Daily Living Form HDLF is a structured assessment for patient and community groups that assesses health related factors such as alcohol consumption, drinking problems, and depression. It is a structured assessment procedure that can be administered either as an interview or as a questionnaire, and can be used with both patient and community groups. The HDLF includes items covering socio-demographic factors as well as sets of indices that tap health-related and social functioning,...

Inhibitors of the RAA System

Angiotensin-converting enzyme ACE is a component of the antihypotensive renin-angiotensin-aldosterone RAA system. Renin is produced by specialized cells in the wall of the afferent arteriole of the renal glomerulus. These cells belong to the juxtaglomerular apparatus of the nephron, the site of contact between afferent arteriole and distal tubule, and play an important part in controlling nephron function. Stimuli eliciting release of renin are a drop in renal perfusion pressure, decreased rate...

Circumstances Surrounding Death

Identifications may be impossible to make based on the few remains discovered at the scene however, the circumstances in which the remains are discovered may allow an identification to be made. For example, if only a few pieces of a body are located in a burned-out house, an identification cannot be made based on any scientific testing. But, if the owner of the house was last seen in the house, or if there is no other reason to believe the remains are those of someone else, a pre- FIGURE 2.2...

Dermatologic Physical Examination

The four components of the dermatologic physical examination are 1 primary lesions, 2 secondary lesions, 3 distribution, and 4 configuration. Because primary and secondary lesions are rather constant with most dermatitides, they should be relied on heavily to lead to the correct diagnosis. The two other basic components of the physical exam, distribution and configuration, are used for support and confirmation. Some skin disorders lack a distinct distribution or configuration. Occasionally,...

Primary Nursing Diagnosis

Pain (chronic and acute) related to the effects of tumor invasion and surgical incision OUTCOMES. Comfort level Pain control behavior Pain Disruptive effects Pain level INTERVENTIONS. Pain management Analgesic administration Positioning Teaching Prescribed activity exercise Teaching Procedure treatment Teaching Prescribed medication H PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION Collaborative Surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy are the major treatment modalities for pancreatic cancer. A distal...

Surface Electromyography Evaluation

The abdominal and pelvic floor,the two channels of sEMG muscle activity, should be monitored simultaneously during the sEMG evaluation and the sEMG biofeedback-assisted pelvic muscle exercise training. Interpretative problems arise when monitoring only pelvic floor muscles without controlling changes in the intraabdominal pressure. The transmission of abdominal artifact to perennial measurements invalidates changes in the pelvic floor muscle measurements and can inadvertently reinforce...

Purification Of IgM By Ammonium Sulfate Precipitation

This protocol can be used for most IgM antibodies. It is more time-consuming and tedious than dialysis against water, but should be used for IgM antibodies that will not precipitate in water. Ammonium sulfate precipitation of IgM is similar to that described for IgG in unit2.7 Basic Protocol 1 . This is followed by dialysis and size-exclusion chromatogra-phy as described above for IgM. Additional Materials also see Basic Protocol 1 Saturated ammonium sulfate SAS unit 2.7 Ammonium sulfate...

Modified Dandy Criteria for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure headaches, nausea, vomiting, transient visual obscurations, papilledema . 2. No localizing neurologic signs, with the exception of unilateral or bilateral cranial nerve VI paresis. 3. Cerebrospinal fluid can show increased pressure, but otherwise without cytological or chemical abnormalities. 4. Normal to small symmetric ventricles must be demonstrated by neuroimaging. Note the typical patient profile typical patient see Table 13 of a...

Flucortisone Against Blackouts Bradycardia

Coronary atherosclerosis angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia Atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels cerebral infarction stroke Cerebral hemorrhage Atherosclerosis of renal vessels renal failure A. Arterial hypertension and pharmacotherapeutic approaches The venous side of the circulation, excluding the pulmonary circulation, accommodates 60 of the total blood volume because of the low venous pressure mean -15 mmHg it is part of the low-pressure system. The arterial vascular beds,...

Persistent snoring in a child is the main symptom of enlarged adenoids

In day-time there is mouth breathing. Purulent rhinorrhoea if there is secondary sinusitis and epistaxis also occur, with or without nasal symptoms. There is hearing loss due to otitis media with effusion, or earache from recurrent acute otitis media. Adenoids normally regress before puberty and adults with large adenoids are rare. If an adult has nasal obstruction due to postnasal lymphoid tissue, the histology is essential to exclude a lymphoma. Nasal obstruction may occur from birth due to...

Clinical Trial Issues

Most clinical trials with testosterone replacement treatment have been done in postpubertal males with hypogonadism from various causes. With few exceptions, they have been open-label double-blind studies would be a challenge, although preferable. Total testosterone concentrations have generally been used for the diagnosis of androgen deficiency and for adequacy of replacement testosterone therapy. Free or bioavailable testosterone concentrations may provide a better basis for diagnosis of...

Bone Marrow Cell Composition and Principles of Analysis

As indicated above, and as will be shown below, almost all disorders of the hematopoietic system can be diagnosed using clinical findings, blood analysis, and humoral data. There is no mystery about bone marrow diagnostics. The basic categories are summarized here to give an understanding of how specific diagnostic information is achieved photomicrographs will show the appearance of specific diseases. Once the individual cell types, as given in the preceding pages, are recognized, it becomes...

Enterocele Peritoneocele

A peritoneocele is a caudal invagination of the peritoneum, between the posterior vaginal wall Figure 9.3. Rectal intussusception or internal prolapse, increasingly pronounced with straining. Note the initial appearance of an anterior rectocele,fol-lowed by the teacup appearance of the middle image. Figure 9.3. Rectal intussusception or internal prolapse, increasingly pronounced with straining. Note the initial appearance of an anterior rectocele,fol-lowed by the teacup appearance of the middle...

Deviated Nasal Septum

A congenital or traumatic dislocation of the septal cartilage into one nasal fossa causes unilateral nasal obstruction. If the obstruction is marked, or complicated by recurrent sinusitis, a septal correction is effective surgery. The time-honored operation for this is a submucous resection SMR , but a septoplasty in which cartilage is preserved and repositioned rather than removed is now used. The SMR operation involves removal of much of the septal cartilage and loss of nasal support with...

Surgical Treatment of Puborectalis Hypertrophy

Defecation is a complicated procedure in which pelvic floor muscles actively participate in the process. Rectal distention evokes the desire to defecate and induces relaxation of the anal sphincter. Under conducive circumstances, the act of defecation is completed by adoption of a suitable posture, contraction of the diaphragm and abdominal muscles to increase the intraabdominal pressure, and relaxation of the two striated muscle of the puborectalis and external anal sphincter. Puborectalis...

Otoscopy Facial Nerve

The good fortune of otology resides in the fact that in most cases a diagnosis can be established through careful otoscopic examination the tympanic membrane is the window to the middle ear. Otoscopy constitutes the first phase in the examination of the patient. The initiation of the young otologist begins with this basic step. Colleagues of my generation will recall the long months of training which were necessary to understand and identify something in the depths of a narrow, tortuous, and...

Work Limitations Questionnaire

The Work Limitations Questionnaire WLQ is a 25-item, self-administered questionnaire measuring the degree to which health problems interfere with ability to perform job roles. It was designed for assessing groups of individuals respondents who are currently employed. The WLQ indicates the degree to which health problems interfere with specific aspects of job performance on-the-job disability , and the productivity impact of these work limitations. Author s Debra Lerner amp Benjamin C. Amick...

Intracranial Hypertension

The normal intracranial pressure ICP is 60-120 mmH2O, which corresponds to 5-15 mmHg. An ICP greater than 30 mmHg impairs cerebral blood flow an ICP greater than 50 mmHg for more than 30 minutes is fatal an ICP greater than 80 mmHg for any length of time can cause brain damage. Intracranial hypertension may be either acute developing in hours to days or chronic lasting for weeks or months . Its manifestations are progressively more severe as the ICP rises, but are not specific thus, the...

Pinledge Preparations

A pinledge Fig. 10-34 is occasionally used as a single restoration, generally to reestablish anterior guidance, in which case only the lingual surface is prepared. More commonly, however, it is used as a retainer for a fixed partial denture Fig. 10-35 or to splint periodontally compromised teeth Fig. 10-36 . In these cases, one or more of the proximal surfaces are included in the preparation design to accommodate the required connector s . Retention and resistance are provided primarily by pins...

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus of the Palms and Soles

DLE of the palms and soles is a rare occurrence characterized by sharply demarcated erythemas and adherent scaling the lesions tend to be painful and may become erosive. Atrophy and scarring are the features that allow a distinction from the following Palmoplantarpsoriasis has no signs of atrophy. Note that palmoplantar psoriasis is only rarely an isolated finding. Keratoderma blennorhagicum in patients with Reiter's disease presents with pso-riasiform palmoplantar lesions composed of...

Hughes Tarsoconjunctival Flap Procedure

The Hughes procedure is a two-staged operation for reconstruction of total or near total lower eyelid defects. As with the free tarsoconjunctival graft, a block of tarsus and conjunctiva is marked out on the ipsilateral upper lid. However, the upper border is left attached superiorly and a conjunctival flap is dissected off of the underlying Muller's muscle to the superior fornix Fig. 10 . The tarsal flap is advanced down into the lower lid defect and sutured to residual tarsus or canthal...

Eyelid Lesions and Tissues of Origin

The plethora of lesions that can occur on the eyelids is rather daunting, not to say confusing, to the average clinician. Many names are similar and while they may be meaningful to the pathologist based on details of microscopic findings, they often add little to the clinical recognition or management of these diseases. Placing such lesions into a more or less organized system based on anatomical tissues of origin may be a useful exercise. All lesions that involve the eyelids or any other...

Thrombocytopenias Due to Reduced Cell Production

In this condition, blood contains few, usually small, pyknotic old thrombocytes. Only a very few megakaryocytes are found in the bone marrow, and these have a normal appearance. Chronic alcoholism. There may be some overlap with increased turnover and folic acid deficiency. Chemical and radiological noxae. Cytostatics naturally lead directly to a dose-dependent reduction in megakaryocyte counts. A large therapeutic radiation burden in the area of blood-producing bone marrow has the same result,...

Oral Candidiasis Thrush

Monilla, or oral candidiasis thrush , is one of the fungal infections of the pharynx. Extensive white areas cover the entire oropharynx, and are not confined to the tonsil. They are either continuous Fig. 4.56a or punctate Fig. 4.56b . A swab shows Candida albicans and confirms the diagnosis. The condition responds to antifungal mouth washes or lozenges containing nystatin or amphotericin. It is commoner in neonates, and may complicate treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics. Oral candidiasis...

Treatment of Combined Colonic Inertia and Obstructed Defecation

Transit studies and anorectal physiology tests can subdivide severely constipated patients into three groups colonic inertia causing slow transit, obstructed defecation, and a combination of both. Patients with obstructed defecation may have mechanical outlet obstruction related to the presence of anatomic abnormalities such as a rectocele, or functional outlet obstruction. The principles of treating slow-transit constipation or obstructed defecation alone are generally agreed upon. The optimal...

Soldering Flux And Antiflux

This substance is applied to a metal surface to remove oxides or prevent their formation. When the oxides are removed, the solder is free to wet and spread over the clean metal surface. Borax glass Na2B4O7 is frequently used with gold alloys because of its affinity for copper oxides. An often-cited soldering flux formula'-' is borax glass 55 parts , boric acid 35 parts , and silica 10 parts . These ingredients are fused together and then ground into a powder. Fluxes are...

Cognitive Models Of Ptsd

Information-processing theory has been widely used to understand the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders, including PTSD (Lang, 1979, 1985). This theory suggests that emotions, such as fear, are encoded in memory in the form of networks, where representations of anxiety-provoking events are stored. Fear networks are hypothesized to contain three important types of information (1) information about the feared stimuli or situation (2) information about the person's response to the...

The Fear Structure of PTSD

Foa, Steketee, and Rothbaum (1989) proposed that a traumatic event is represented in memory as a fear structure that is characterized by a large number of harmless stimulus elements erroneously associated with the meaning of danger. These erroneous associations are reflected in the perception of the world as entirely dangerous. In a further development of emotional theory for PTSD, Foa and Jaycox (1999) suggested that the physiological and behavioral responses that occurred during and after the...

Obstructive sleep apnea

Factors that predispose to OSA include obesity, gender, age, ethnic (including genetic) factors, and craniofacial structure, and OSA may be aggravated by use of certain drugs and smoking. It is pathophysiologically characterized by repetitive episodes during sleep of upper airway narrowing and or closure, accompanied by increased breathing efforts in attempts to overcome such narrowing closure, also by arousals and or outright wakenings from sleep, as well as attendant respiratory and...

Causes of Horners Syndrome

Horner's syndrome is an interruption of the sympathetic supply to the eye, resulting in the classic triad of ptosis, miosis, and anhydrosis. - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig disease Hypothalamus to upper thoracic cord E.g., hemispherectomy massive infarction may cause The sympathetic and spinothalamic pathways in the brain stem lie throughout their course next to each other. Horner's syndrome here is therefore frequently associated with contralateral pain and temperature loss E.g.,...

The Diagnosis of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Several guidelines have been published to aid in the diagnosis of BPH the most prominent ones are those published by the American Urological Association (AUA)9 and by the European Association of Urology (EAU).29 Both of these guidelines recommend that the diagnosis of BPH is based on a medical history, symptomatic assessment using a validated instrument such as the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), which uses eight items to categorize BPH 'urinary' symptoms as mild (IPSS 0-7),...

Biofilm and Disinfection in Dialysis

Disinfection enters the quality assurance program in dialysis and represents part of the various anti-inflammatory treatment strategies adopted to improve outcome in these patients. Several liquid chemical germicides or physical disinfectant techniques are commercially available and choice is based not only on effectiveness but also Fig. 1. Subsequent phases of biofilm formation with bacterial deposition a , attachment b , growing c up to a mature biofilm d onto a silicone tube from a dialysis...

Delayed Growth And Development

Related to Separation from significant others specify, parents, siblings, peers and or primary caretaker . Defining Characteristics Ages 6 to 30 months specify, crying, screaming, withdraws from others, inactive, sad, detachment behaviors, regressive behaviors 3 to 6 yrs. specify, temper tantrums, refusal to comply with hospital routine treatments, crying, refusal to eat 6 to 12 yrs. specify, express feelings of loneliness, boredom, isolation, depression, worry about absence from school 13 to...

Angioedema and Urticaria

INTRODUCTION Angioedema and urticaria are common transient phenomena that result from mast cell degranulation with the release of mediators that promote vascular permeability, causing proteins and fluids to extravasate into the extracellular space. In urticaria fluid collects within the dermal tissue, whereas in angioedema fluid collects in the deeper subcutaneous space. The causes of mast cell degranulation are varied and include both immunologic and nonimmunologic mechanisms. Systemic...

Infection Of The Skin

This disease is caused by Pityrosporum orbiculare, a gram-positive yeast-like microorganism that is usually a skin commensal. In some individuals, the organism can become pathogenic. Pityrosporum versicolor often affects young adults, causing brown scaly macules on the trunk and sometimes on the limbs. Carboxylic acids released by the organisms inhibit melanogenesis and thus the affected areas may appear relatively pale following exposure to sunlight. The infection may be demonstrated by...

Surgical Management of Eyelid Lesions

Some eyelid lesions can be identified by their history and clinical appearance, and then treated appropriately. However, many benign lesions can be confused with more aggressive malignant tumors from which they must be differentiated. When doubt exists as to a specific diagnosis, a biopsy should be obtained and submitted for histopathologic evaluation. Based on the findings a more directed therapeutic approach can then be planned. In some cases such as inflammatory lesions medical therapy alone...

How to Perform the Best Peeling for the Treatment of Rosacea

Salicylic acid peelings performed at 3- to 4-week intervals are a good choice for patients with rosacea. Salicylic acid peeling has antimicrobial activity, reduces erythrosis and prevents relapses. In erythrosis 15 to 25 to 30 salicylic acid peeling should be performed at 3-week intervals for a total of three to four peelings (Fig. 17.14a, b). Suggested topical treatment between peeling includes 0,75 metronidazole cream once a day or 1-2 salicylic acid cream once a day and sunblock creams In...

Essential Amino Acid Supplements

The building blocks of protein are called amino acids. Proteins are composed of long chains of amino acids, with the chains folded in complex ways. Twenty different amino acids that are used in building proteins are known. Almost all of these 20 amino acids are found in almost all proteins, in differing sequences. These different sequences cause the chains to fold in different ways, bringing about myriad different functions. Of these 20 amino acids, 12 can be synthesized by the body from...

Blepharophimosis Syndrome

INTRODUCTION This is a group of related congenital eyelid deformities with a strong autosomal dominant hereditary etiology although sporadic cases also occur. Blepharophimosis refers to a horizontal narrowing of the palpebral fissure, and the syndrome known as BPES is characterized by blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus. Depending upon the presence type I or absence type II of premature ovarian failure, two clinical forms have been described. Both forms have been mapped to...