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“Medical audit is a systematic, critical analysis and quantified comparison against explicit standards, of the quality of current medical practice, including the procedures used for diagnosis and treatment, the use of resources, and the resulting outcome and quality of life for the patient in order to improve the What areRead More →

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Nothing by mouth is a medical instruction meaning to withhold food and fluids. It is also known as nil per os (npo or NPO), a Latin phrase that translates literally to English as “nothing through the mouth”. A liquid-only diet may also be referred to as bowel rest. What isRead More →

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Medical renal diseases are those that involve principally the parenchyma of the kidneys. Is bilateral medical renal disease curable? There’s no cure for chronic kidney disease (CKD), but treatment can help relieve the symptoms and stop it getting worse. Your treatment will depend on the stage of your CKD. TheRead More →

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Purpose. Dynamic hip screw x-ray [image from wikimedia] The Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) or Sliding Hip Screw can be used as a fixation for neck of femur fractures. This would usually be considered for fractures that occur outside the hip capsule (extracapsular), often stable intertrochaneric fractures. What does acronym DHSRead More →

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2 times a day. b.i.d., bid, bd. twice a day / twice daily / 2 times daily. What is BD medical term? twice a day / twice daily / 2 times daily. bis in die. What is the meaning of OD in medical prescription? OD (lens prescription): Abbreviation of “oculusRead More →

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A prefix meaning “through” or “across,” as in diameter, the length of a line going through a circle. What does Dia stand for in pharma? Founded in 1964, DIA ( Drug Information Association ) is an international, nonprofit, multidisciplinary association that fosters innovation for improved health and well-being worldwide. WhatRead More →

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Medical entomology: The branch of science that deals with insects that cause disease or that serve as vectors of organisms that cause disease in humans. In medical entomology, for example, research may pertain to the interactions of the arboviruses and their hosts and involve physiology, genetics, biology, and ecology. WhatRead More →

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Pneumonia is a type of lung infection. It can cause breathing problems and other symptoms. In community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), you get infected in a community setting. It doesn’t happen in a hospital, nursing home, or other healthcare center. Your lungs are part of your respiratory system. Who is at riskRead More →

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Preventive and Social Medicine / Community Medicine (PSM) Page 1. Preventive and Social Medicine / Community Medicine (PSM) A. The teaching of Social & Preventive Medicine shall place throughout the teaching period. What is PSM subject in MBBS? MBBS PSM – For medical students worldwide who want to discuss PreventativeRead More →

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Medical Definition of emergency room: a hospital room or area staffed and equipped for the reception and treatment of persons with conditions (as illness or trauma) requiring immediate medical care. What do the letters ER mean? Emergency Room, the emergency department in a medical facility specializing in acute, emergency care,Read More →