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Effects of alcohol on the body

Acute intoxication with alcohol includes: light inebriation(excitation phase), inebriation (non-coordination phase) and coma. The light inebriation corresponds to a certain amount of alcohol in the blood (blood alcohol concentration) below 1.5 g per thousand and it manifests trough a condition of mood, joy, bravery, accelerating the cardiac rhythm,a warm sensation. It also appears clumsiness in […]

December 10, 2011, Prevention
Leptospirosis – causes, symptoms, treatment

Leptospirosis is due to infection with leptospire, is the most widespread zoonosis, affecting many species of mammals wild and domestic. Leptospirosis is caused most frequently by indirect contact with water or soil contaminated with urine of infected animals with leptospire and less frequent through direct contact with animals carrying leptospire. These leptospire penetrate skin and […]

December 9, 2011, Zoonoses
Factors that influence child growth and development

Child growth and development are influenced by both external environmental factors (exogenous) and internal environmental factors (endogenous). Repercussions on growth and development depend on the intensity and duration of action of these factors. Thus, if these factors operate during periods of rapid growth (the first week, first month, the first years of life, puberty) the repercussions […]

December 4, 2011, Children
Spirometry – technique, normal values, interpretation

Spirometry is an evaluation techinique of the breathing capacity that measures the air quantity that a person can inspire or expirate. It is very useful in order to diagnose and follow the evolution of certain breathing affections such as: COPD chronic obstrutive pulmonary disease that can be emphysematic or bronchitical, bronchic astma, chronic asmatiform bronchitis. […]

November 28, 2011, Diagnosis
Nephroblastoma – Wilms tumor

Wilms tumor, nephroblastoma is a malignant renal tumor of children, with a peak of morbidity at three years. It affects both sexes equally. It is usually unilateral, but in a minority of cases (5%) may be located bilateral (affecting both kidneys). It can be accompanied by a number of genito-urinary abnormalities such as cryptorchidism (malformation consisting of incomplete […]

November 26, 2011, Children Kidney and bladder
Cystic fibrosis – symptoms, treatment

Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary metabolic disease with chronic progressive evolution. It is the most common genetic disease of white people. The condition is based on a genetic abnormality that induces a disorder of secretion and reabsorption of chloride at the cellular level. Gender distribution is fairly similar. Disease manifests multisystemic with involving the exocrine organs (respiratory, […]

November 22, 2011, Children
Common Deficiency Rickets – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Common Deficiency Rickets (vitamin D sensitive rickets) is a metabolic disorder of calcium and phosphorus deposit in matrix and growth cartilage of the bone due to activation deficiency of pro-vitamin in the skin or vitamin D deficiency in the diet. The process of collection, concentration and delivery of calcium and phosphorus necessary for calcification is under the […]

November 20, 2011, Children
Sciatica treatment

Treatment in sciatica consists in avoiding risk factors (normalization of body weight, avoid demanding physical exertion), drug treatment and recovery. During acute pain in sciatica is recommended bed rest within 2 days, with gradual and progressive recovery, but as early in daily activities. It is also recommended to wear lombostat in the acute phase of sciatica and during exercise. Drug […]

November 19, 2011, Treatments
Childhood diseases – measles, rubella, chickenpox

Childhood diseases present with symptoms like rash and require prompt diagnosis and correct medical care. In general the evolution of these diseases of childhood is favorable, but consult with a physician is necessary because of possible complications. Mothers, especially in particular for children integrated into society (nurseries, kindergartens) have to be alert to the child’s skin eruptions and […]

November 17, 2011, Children
Causes of abdominal pain

If we are to make a connection between the location of the abdominal pain and the organ itself we can have the following situations: 1. Pain around the right upper quadrant region: Abdominal causes: duodenal ulcer, cholecystitis, biliary  lithiasis, acute  hepatitis, liver stasis,  diverticulosis. Extra-abdominal causes: right basal pneumonia, right renal colic. 2. Pain around […]

November 7, 2011, Causes Diseases