Monthly Archives: October 2018

Neurology: CVA versus TIA Part 2

Our discussion will focus on the fundamental difference of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) from transient ischemic attack (TIA). In a nutshell, CVA is the absence of oxygen, while TIA is low oxygen. And probably, the most significant difference between the two is the presence of blood clot inside the brain, which is presented by CVA patients. [...]

By | 2018-10-30T23:35:46-08:00 October 31st, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Neurology: CVA versus TIA Part 2

Respiratory Pharmacology: Corticosteroids and Solu-Medrol

In this respiratory pharmacology review, we will be going into corticosteroids like methylprednisolone and prednisone. Definition Corticosteroids bring down inflammatory response that can be caused by numerous health issues. Anytime the body is ill or diseased there will be increased inflammation, which will result in decreased perfusion. Other than that, corticosteroids also reduce allergic reactions [...]

By | 2018-10-29T03:54:11-08:00 October 29th, 2018|Pharmacology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Respiratory Pharmacology: Corticosteroids and Solu-Medrol

Neurology Diseases: Parkinson’s, MS, MG, and ALS Nursing Goals

Whether it’s Parkinson’s disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the nursing goals for all patients are the same - to maintain healthy well-being. The pathophysiology will not matter for as long as the patient’s healthy lifestyle is adequately addressed because the issues will not be reversed. The chief nursing goals when taking [...]

By | 2018-10-25T17:23:53-08:00 October 26th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Neurology Diseases: Parkinson’s, MS, MG, and ALS Nursing Goals

Hematology: Leukemia Assessment and Manifestations

Leukemia, as discussed in previous lectures, is a condition that results to an overproduction of white blood cells. Due to this overproduction, there is a crowding out of the other types of blood cells inside the bone marrow. In this instruction, we’ll be going through the clinical manifestations of leukemia and how to accurately assess [...]

By | 2018-10-24T07:27:56-08:00 October 24th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Hematology: Leukemia Assessment and Manifestations

Nervous System Anatomy and Physiology: Pharmacologic Reactions

This lecture is a continuation of our previous nervous system’s anatomy and physiology. In this piece, we will go through the involvement of sympathomimetic and parasympathomimetic drugs to the peripheral nervous system. As a quick review, the nervous system is primarily composed of the following: Central nervous system (CNS) Peripheral nervous system (PNS) The peripheral [...]

By | 2018-10-22T05:22:00-08:00 October 22nd, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on Nervous System Anatomy and Physiology: Pharmacologic Reactions

Hepatology 101: What are the Different Liver Labs?

There’s a recycling company inside the body that manufactures three important elements that keep the body going – albumin, bile, and coagulation factors – or what we call the ABCs. Keep this acronym in mind because it will be useful when remembering the different components that the liver produces that will be discussed due to [...]

By | 2018-10-11T18:13:24-08:00 October 12th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Hepatology 101: What are the Different Liver Labs?

Pediatric Renal Diseases: Nursing Process of Urinary Tract Infection

One of the most common genitourinary diagnoses about minors, especially inside the emergency room, is urinary tract infection (UTI). We’ve already discussed the pathophysiology of UTI in our previous lecture. Now, we’ll be going through the nursing process. UTI Occurrence There is a higher prevalence of urinary tract infection in females than in males due [...]

By | 2018-10-10T03:29:32-08:00 October 10th, 2018|Medical, Student Info|Comments Off on Pediatric Renal Diseases: Nursing Process of Urinary Tract Infection

Respiratory Pharmacology Review Part 3: Effects of Methylxanthines

Theophylline, the well-known methylxanthine drug, is going to be discussed in this article along with its effects on the body and adverse reactions. What are Methylxanthines? Methylxanthines are drugs used to treat lung conditions such as COPD and asthma by controlling the wheezing and preventing difficulty of breathing. Theophylline helps to relax smooth muscles, widening [...]

By | 2018-10-08T03:50:48-08:00 October 8th, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on Respiratory Pharmacology Review Part 3: Effects of Methylxanthines

Cardiovascular Physiology Part 1: An Introduction to the Pumping Station of the Body

Cardiovascular physiology is primarily focused on getting to know the basic structures of the heart, how these structures work, and what areas are involved in electrical conductivity. Functions of the Cardiovascular System Realizing the main functions of the cardiovascular system is necessary for understanding the physiology of the body. With the heart’s intricate pathways of [...]

By | 2018-10-04T16:32:37-08:00 October 5th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Cardiovascular Physiology Part 1: An Introduction to the Pumping Station of the Body

NSAIDs Pharmacology: An Analgesics Review

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are pain medications that bring down any inflammation inside the body without affecting the adrenal glands. In this lecture, we’ll go through the following: How inflammation is formed The common types of NSAIDs How NSAIDs work The antipyretic property of NSAIDs So, let’s get right to it. Pathophysiology When the [...]

By | 2018-10-03T03:18:11-08:00 October 3rd, 2018|Pharmacology|Comments Off on NSAIDs Pharmacology: An Analgesics Review