BREAST EXAMINATION

BREAST EXAMINATION

BREAST EXAMINATION Know about the organ – The breast is made up of milk producing glands that are arranged into units known as lobules. These glands are connected via a series of ducts that ultimately join up to form a common drainage path, terminating at the...
Physical Examination – Basics

Physical Examination – Basics

Physical Examination Physical examination helps the doctor to determine the general status of patient’s health. A complete physical examination usually starts from the head and proceeds all the way to toes. However, the procedure may vary as per the case presented and...
Cardiovascular Exam

Cardiovascular Exam

Cardiovascular Exam The major elements of the cardiac exam include – observation, palpation and, most importantly, auscultation (percussion is omitted). Initially, the patient should rest supine with the upper body elevated 30 to 45 degrees. Most exam tables...
The lean and thin man we met in the garden…

The lean and thin man we met in the garden…

While returning from our intern rounds we met this lean and thin man who was out in the garden for some fresh air. He didn’t look like a patient but he was quite uncomfortable because of weather out there. We inquired if he was admitted to the hospital. He...
Agni states assessment

Agni states assessment

How many times you eat in a day (Major Meal)? Thrice Daily Less than three times Frequently Varying, not constant What kind of food you usually take? Heavy food Light food Mixed, not specific How do you rate your food quantity? Normal as compared to your peers Less...
Vital Signs

Vital Signs

Vital signs include the measurement of temperature, respiratory rate, pulse, blood pressure and, where appropriate, blood oxygen saturation. These numbers provide critical information, hence called so about a patient’s state of health. They can help us to...
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