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Status epilepticus

Status epilepticus is a serious form of seizure. With this form, it does not stop, or one episode occurs after another without allowing time for the individual to recover. This is considered as an extreme form of epilepsy or a characteristic of a serious brain disorder such as a stroke or brain tissue inflammation. What […]

Whipple’s disease

Whipple’s disease is brought about by the Tropheryma whipplei bacteria and affects the digestive tract but can spread to other body parts. It is an uncommon disease but can be dangerous. It is believed that there is a hereditary predisposition to the development of the disease. The risk is high in areas with poor sanitation […]

Ulnar nerve palsy

Ulnar nerve palsy is defined as weakness in the hand once the ulnar nerve is damaged. The condition can affect fine movements and ability to perform various tasks. In severe cases, the condition can lead to muscle wasting or atrophy where the hand assumes a claw-like appearance. What are the indications? Ulnar nerve palsy is […]

Trochanteric bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis is simply hip pain brought about by swelling of the bursa on the external border of the hip. The bursa serves as a cushion between bone and soft tissue. It prevents bones from brushing against the muscles and tendons. Trochanteric bursitis involves the exterior region of the femur at the edge of the […]

Goodpasture syndrome

Goodpasture syndrome

Goodpasture syndrome is an uncommon and possibly dangerous autoimmune condition. It is defined by the buildup of autoimmune proteins in the lungs and kidneys that results to damage. If not promptly identified and treated, the condition can result to serious bleeding in the lungs, inflammation of the kidney and failure or even death. What is […]

Diabetic boot

Diabetic boot

A diabetic boot is a tool that aids individuals with suffering from diabetic ulcers. Those who are diagnosed with diabetes face the risk for ulcers or open sores on the skin surface. An elevated blood sugar level hampers normal wound healing. This increases the risk for a serious infection and might even lead to the […]

Ear barotrauma

Ear barotrauma is defined by ear discomfort from pressure changes. In every ear, the Eustachian tube links the middle of the ear to the nose and throat which controls ear pressure. If it is blocked, ear barotrauma occurs. Take note that occasional ear barotrauma is common, particularly in scenarios where the altitude changes. Even though […]

Vertebrobasilar insufficiency

Vertebrobasilar insufficiency occurs if the blood flow in the arteries of the vertebrobasilar system is drastically reduced. It is important to note that the vertebrobasilar arterial system is found in the rear of the brain and includes the basilar and vertebral arteries. These arteries provide oxygen, blood and nutrients to important brain sections such as […]