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Pathophysiology

The Pathophysiology of the Respiratory System

The respiratory system is one of the most vital systems in the body because it supplies the primary element that keeps everything going which is oxygen. First, we’ll be going through the anatomy and physiology, the pathophysiology, and the common diseases associated with the lungs. Then, we’ll tackle the two types of respiratory drugs which [...]

By | 2018-11-16T05:20:42+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Pathophysiology|0 Comments

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+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Neurology: CVA versus TIA Part 2

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+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Cardiovascular Physiology Part 1: An Introduction to the Pumping Station of the Body

A Simplified Overview of Meningitis

Swelling of the meninges, that’s the basic meaning of meningitis; there is the presence of inflammation due to several external and internal factors. The types of meningitis entirely depend on what caused the condition in the first place.   To start this lecture, let’s talk about how the meninges have gotten infected and became impaired. [...]

By | 2018-09-25T06:15:54+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on A Simplified Overview of Meningitis

Wound Care: Effectively Staging Pressure Ulcers

In this portion of our wound care article, we’ll be discussing skin integrity issues, particularly, staging pressure ulcers. Let’s get into it. How Pressure Ulcers Happen Also known as decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers are injuries to the skin and its underlying tissues. The main cause of skin breakdown, especially with skin ulcers, is increased pressure [...]

By | 2018-09-13T16:36:05+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Wound Care: Effectively Staging Pressure Ulcers

Esophageal Varices: Pathophysiology, Manifestations, and Diagnostics

Esophageal varices are complications due to liver diseases or dysfunctions. You can think of esophageal varices as the result of having a backup of plumbing. How? The Septic Tank Analogy Associating esophageal varices with having a backup of septic tank content is helpful in a way that one can compare the liver as the body’s [...]

By | 2018-09-13T16:34:13+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Esophageal Varices: Pathophysiology, Manifestations, and Diagnostics

GI Disorders: Crohn’s Disease and Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is entirely different from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Having an irritable bowel syndrome means that there is the presence of pain and irritation. Mainly, there is irritability; however, there is no presence of inflammation. Therefore, inflammation and irritation are two separate things. Inflammatory bowel disease is broken down into two different [...]

By | 2018-09-03T03:04:05+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Pathophysiology|Comments Off on GI Disorders: Crohn’s Disease and Colitis

The Pathophysiology of Cardiogenic Shock

Shock has different types, and the manifestations are different for every type. We’ve made a series of lectures talking about these types. Here, we’ll be talking about cardiogenic shock, what it really is, and how it differs from the other types of shock. The important detail that you have to remember with cardiogenic shock is [...]

By | 2018-08-13T20:28:16+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Pathophysiology|Comments Off on The Pathophysiology of Cardiogenic Shock

Hypovolemic Shock: Assessment and Manifestations

Hypovolemic shock is quite similar to cardiogenic shock, almost. Both have the same signs and symptoms and are about issues regarding blood volume. Hypovolemic shock, much like cardiogenic shock, is due to decreased perfusion which results in decreased oxygen transport to the rest of the body. Therefore, the clinical manifestations of hypovolemic shock would be [...]

By | 2018-08-09T18:34:11+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Hypovolemic Shock: Assessment and Manifestations

Pediatric Nursing: A Detailed Overview of the Different Congenital Heart Defects

In this edition of our pediatric nursing lecture, we’ll be focusing on the different congenital heart defects that are experienced by pediatric infant patients. It is advisable that you have a strong background regarding the different cardiac conditions for adults in your medical-surgical nursing. If not, you’ll find this subject a bit complicated because not [...]

By | 2018-08-08T04:37:31+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Medical, Pathophysiology|Comments Off on Pediatric Nursing: A Detailed Overview of the Different Congenital Heart Defects