When the skin begins to soften in response to prolonged exposure to moisture/fluids. This makes it easier for the skin to break down
Wrinkling & whiteness of fingers after having been in water for some time
Having a band-aid on & after taking the bandaid off it often appears macerated.
An incontinent patient who in bedridden will often develop macerated areas on coccyx area which increases the likelihood to develop a pressure ulcer
Great article about maceration
When an individual ignores and or refuses to recognize an area of the body that has a defect, illness, and or injury. This is sometime the reason why certain individuals refuse to take needed medications. It is often seen in psyche related illneses such as schizophrenia and bipolar. It is sometimes also seen in stroke/brain injury victims. Lack of awareness rather than denial, is a better way to describe this word.
DEFINITION IATROGENIC: Disease or other harm caused by treatment or procedures done by a medical professional.
EXAMPLE IN A SENTENCE: The patient has urinary tract infection after having a foley catheter for 1 week. This infection is likely iatrogenic in nature.
Great Article About Iatrogenic Disorders
- A characteristic (physical exam finding, lab findings, symptoms, sign) that is very particular to a disease
- A positive psoas sign is pathognomonic of appendicitis
- A greenish-yellow halo vision change is pathognomonic of digoxin toxicity
Urine output less than 500 cc a day
Anuric. This is generally defined as urine output of less than 100 cc a day. It is often used incorrectly in exchange for the word oliguric.
Acute renal failure
Chronic renal failure
Obstructive kidney stone
(These are just a few)
When an individual is unable to control, coordinate their body movements. It is often used when describing how one is ambulating. But ataxia can also be used to describe several other areas/functions of the body (swallowing, speech, eye movement). This is often a sign of damage to the cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls movement).
Ataxic Gait- by Onlinemedicalvideo Youtube channel
DX THIS MAY BEEN SEEN:
1.) Ataxia-Mayo Clinic
2.) Online Medical Video Youtube (video example)
WORD OF THE DAY
Shortness of breath specifically when a patient lays down. These individuals will often sleep in recliners.
DIAGNOSIS MAY SEE THIS:
-Congestive heart failure
(There are other potential causes for orthopnea-these are just a few)