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What is acute kidney injury?

Acute kidney injury involves sudden damage to the kidneys that results to dysfunction. It can range from minimal loss of kidney function to complete kidney failure. Acute kidney injury typically occurs as a complication of another serious condition. This is often seen among the elderly who are sick with other conditions and the kidneys are […]

Overview on intracerebral hemorrhage

Intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when blood abruptly ruptures into the brain tissue, resulting to brain damage. The indications generally arise suddenly and the accumulation of blood places pressure on the brain and disrupts with the oxygen supply. This can rapidly cause damage to the brain and nerves. Remember that this is a medical emergency that requires […]

Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is an uncommon form of stroke triggered by bleeding on the brain surface. It is a serious condition that can be deadly. Indications There are no warning indications but oftentimes occur during straining or physical effort such as using the toilet, coughing or lifting heavy objects. The main indications include the following: Abrupt […]

Abusive head trauma

Abusive head trauma is also called as a shaken baby syndrome which is a form of inflicted head injury. This can be caused by a direct blow to the head, throwing or dropping and shaking a child. Remember that head trauma is the main cause of death in cases of child abuse in various countries […]

Hookworm infection

Hookworm infection usually involves the intestines that can trigger an itchy rash, digestive and respiratory issues and eventually iron deficiency anemia due to the continuous blood loss. Millions of individuals are infected with hookworms which are actually intestinal roundworms. The infection is quite prevalent in tropical regions where sanitation is poor. Remember that hookworms thrive […]

Overview on dengue

Dengue or “breakbone” fever affects millions of individuals all over the globe yearly. Due to travel and transport, the condition has reached the global scale. What are the symptoms of dengue? Almost half of cases do not have any evident symptoms. The other cases have fever or mild symptoms. The symptomatic disease might be dengue […]