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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Informed Consent

Informed Consent

Consent is a process during which the professional provides adequate and accurate information concerning a procedure to a patient that allows them to reach a considered decision. The informed consent is an important part of communication between the physician and the patient. To obtain informed consent the process of shared understanding and decision making between […]

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Asymptomatic Endometrial Thickening on ultrasound in Postmenopausal women

Asymptomatic Endometrial Thickening on ultrasound in Postmenopausal women

An Overview The finding of asymptomatic endometrial thickening on ultrasound presents a clinical management dilemma and is a frequent reason for referral by family physicians. Endometrial thickness is measured as the maximum anterior–posterior thickness of the endometrial echo on a long-axis transvaginal view of the uterus. Concern is raised when an endometrium of > 5 […]

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Evaluating ”Von Willebrand Disease” in women

Evaluating ”Von Willebrand Disease” in women

An overview: An autosomally inherited congenital bleeding disorder, von Willebrand disease involves a qualitative or quantitative deficiency of von Willebrand factor (vWF), a protein critical for proper platelet adhesion and protection against coagulant factor degradation. Dominant and recessive patterns of inheritance exist. There are three main types of von Willebrand disease. Type 1 (deficiency of […]

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Clinical Breast Examination: As a Part of Annual Health Assessment

Clinical Breast Examination: As a Part of Annual Health Assessment

Clinical Breast Examination: As a Part of Annual Health Assessment The annual health assessment (“annual examination”) is a fundamental part of medical care and is valuable in promoting prevention practices, recognizing risk factors for disease, identifying medical problems, and establishing the clinician–patient relationship. One review found that an annual examination improves delivery of recommended preventive […]

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Müllerian Agenesis

Müllerian Agenesis

Müllerian agenesis is a disorder that occurs in females and mainly affects the reproductive system. It occurs in 1 out of every 4,000–10,000 females. The most common presentation of müllerian agenesis is congenital absence of the vagina, uterus, or both, which also is referred to as müllerian aplasia, Mayer–Rokitansky–Küster–Hauser syndrome, or vaginal agenesis. Müllerian agenesis is […]

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Patient–Doctor Communication

Patient-Doctor Communication

  “Medicine is an art whose magic and creative ability have long been recognized as residing in the interpersonal aspects of patient-physician relationship.” Patient-Doctor Communication is the fundamental skill of medical practice. Patient outcomes depend on successful communication. The use of patient-centered interviewing, caring communication skills, and shared decision making improves patient–physician communication. Effective doctor-patient […]

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