About Sodium !

About Sodium !

Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. It’s regulated in the body by kidneys, and it helps control the body’s fluid balance. It also helps send nerve impulses and affects muscle function. To find out how much sodium the American Heart Association recommends and to learn about sodium’s role in a healthy diet, click the […]

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Update on Immunization and Pregnancy: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccination

Update on Immunization and Pregnancy: Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccination

Brief Overview: The overwhelming majority of morbidity and mortality attributable to pertussis infection occurs in infants who are 3 months and younger. Infants do not begin their own vaccine series against pertussis until approximately 2 months of age. This leaves a window of significant vulnerability for newborns, many of whom contract serious pertussis infections from […]

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Amniotic Fluid: Technical Update on Physiology and Measurement

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Amniotic fluid provides a supportive and protective environment for fetal development during pregnancy. Amniotic fluid assessment by ultrasound has become an integral part of fetal assessment in modern obstetrics. Abnormalities of fluid volume result in obstetrical intervention and further investigations. Owing to the frequent use of bedside ultrasound, much is known about the regulation of and […]

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2016 American Thyroid Association Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Hyperthyroidism and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis

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Thyrotoxicosis has multiple etiologies, manifestations, and potential therapies. Appropriate treatment requires an accurate diagnosis and is influenced by coexisting medical conditions and patient preference. The American Thyroid Association (ATA) previously cosponsored guidelines for the management of thyrotoxicosis that were published in 2011. Considerable new literature has been published since then, and the ATA felt updated […]

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