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Ask me anything   Im a 21 year old pediatric nurse student from Hungary. Im currently enroled in nursing school, studying pediatric nursing. I started this blog so I can share my journey through school and everything else thats on my mind. :) Who knows where this trip is gonna get me, but for now nursing school it is...hope you enjoy! And feel free to ask me anything! :)

cluelessmedic:

Multiple Sclerosis

  • is a chronic demyelinating condition, affecting white matter of brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, distribution is non-uniform
  • typical age of onset is 20-40yrs old, the course of the disease is often unpredictable, periods of remission, interspersed with acute relapses which may leave lasting neurological deficits
  • the above images show classic bilateral periventricular plaques, which appear bright on MRI

(Source: missinglink.ucsf.edu, via fuckyeahnarcotics)

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mediclopedia:

Wind through your.. Armpipe?

We already talked about the artificial windpipe that was grown and used for implants. A lot of it was pioneered by Dr. Alexander Seifalian, and since the beginning even more advancements have been made. 

One interesting method that was adapted by a team in Belgium was to implant the trachea into the patient’s arm before the actual transplant. By doing this, the trachea was able to have adequate blood supply from creating its own vessels to grow to its full potential, and also gave it an opportunity for the patient not to be immersed in immunosuppressive drugs for an extended period of time. 

Of course there are other thoughts and objections, but it is always exciting to see such innovation!

(The pictures are from various trachea transplant/growing procedures. It is not from the specific study/researchers mentioned)

(Source: health.usnews.com, via medicalexamination)

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emt-monster:

nurse-on-duty:

Ectopia cordis

It’s a congenital malformation in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the thorax. The ectopic heart can be found along a spectrum of anatomical locations, including the neck, chest, or abdomen. In most cases, the heart protrudes outside the chest through a split sternum

emt-monster:

nurse-on-duty:

Ectopia cordis

It’s a congenital malformation in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the thorax. The ectopic heart can be found along a spectrum of anatomical locations, including the neck, chest, or abdomen. In most cases, the heart protrudes outside the chest through a split sternum

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smellslikecadaverine:

Aplasia Cutis Congenita, defined as congenital localized absence of skin with or without the absence of underlying structures such as bone. The skin appears as a thin, transparent membrane through which the underlying structures are visible.

This condition usually affects the scalp but any location of the body surface can be affected (approximately 20 to 30% of cases have underlying osseous involvement).

Autosomal dominant inheritance is most common, but recessive inheritance has also been reported.

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generalelectric:

The Revolution CT scanner can take a complete 3-D scan of an organ in speeds analogous to the shutter speed on a camera. Read more about its development at GE Reports. 

generalelectric:

The Revolution CT scanner can take a complete 3-D scan of an organ in speeds analogous to the shutter speed on a camera. Read more about its development at GE Reports

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Azithromycin and Levofloxacin Use and Increased Risk of Cardiac Arrhythmia and Death →

allheartcare:

Abstract

Purpose. Azithromycin use has been associated with increased risk of death among patients at high baseline risk, but not for younger and middle-aged adults. The Food and Drug Administration issued a public warning on azithromycin, including a statement that the risks were similar for levofloxacin. We conducted a retrospective cohort study among US veterans to test the hypothesis that taking azithromycin or levofloxacin would increase the risk of cardiovascular death and cardiac arrhythmia compared with persons taking amoxicillin.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/822244

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zerostatereflex:

Fertilization

A beautifully done animation on how you became you.

See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.

From 300 or so million down to ONE.

YOU. MADE. IT.

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kateoplis:

"Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what Dr. David Bellinger determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. In a 2012 paper published by the National Institutes of Health, Bellinger, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, compared intelligence quotients among children whose mothers had been exposed to these neurotoxins while pregnant to those who had not. Bellinger calculates a total loss of 16.9 million IQ points due to exposure to organophosphates, the most common pesticides used in agriculture.”

This “silent pandemic” of toxins is believed to be “causing not just lower IQs, but ADHD and autism spectrum disorder.”

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains | The Atlantic

 

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skeptv:

The Science of Caffeine: The World’s Most Popular Drug

It’s not just in coffee anymore. From drinks to jerky to gum, caffeine is everywhere. In our latest video, we take a look at the science behind the world’s most popular drug, including why that little molecule keeps you awake and reveal just how much caffeine is too much.

Video directed by Kirk Zamieroski
Series created by Adam Dylewski
Produced by the American Chemical Society

via ACS Reactions.

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