Medical and Health

Kwashiorkor: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Complications

Kwashiorkor is a severe form of malnutrition known as protein energy malnutrition or protein calorie malnutrition that is caused mainly by insufficient amount of protein needed by the body with conservation of subcutaneous fat. Kwashiorkor is seen mostly in children of 1 year to 3 years and affects mostly children in Africa, Latin America and …

Kwashiorkor: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Complications Read More »

GCS Score, Glascow Coma Scale and Blantyre Score Assessment and Interpretation

The GCS was originally devised in 1974 to assess the level of consciousness after head injury, though now is used for almost all acutely presenting patients. It is widely used and accepted in Medicine as a very useful tool in determining the level of consciousness of patients with both traumatic and non-traumatic forms of coma. The GCS …

GCS Score, Glascow Coma Scale and Blantyre Score Assessment and Interpretation Read More »

Breast feeding, complementary feeds, Babies formula, Weaning, Malnutrition and Micronutrients deficiency

Breastfeeding/Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) The breast milk is very important for the wellbeing of a newborn baby as it helps in protecting the baby from various infections and also provide energy and nutrients in their correct amount compared to other complementary foods/feeds given to babies that when introduced to babies would do harm than good. W.H.O …

Breast feeding, complementary feeds, Babies formula, Weaning, Malnutrition and Micronutrients deficiency Read More »

Preventing household accidents especially in children and the first aid needed to save a life

Many lives could be safe if and only if we know the simple things we need to do even when we are not medics. Several times, we come across scenes accidents and some of which are household accidents; but most times we are faced with not knowing what to do when that occurs and most …

Preventing household accidents especially in children and the first aid needed to save a life Read More »

Developmental milestones in Babies and Children with chart and table for all stages

Milestones in babies and children are key factors in monitoring the growth rate of children and also as indicators of a child’s well-being. the different developmental milestones from newborn to childhood will be discussed using charts and tables for an easier understanding of each developmental stage. Age groups used to categorize children according to their …

Developmental milestones in Babies and Children with chart and table for all stages Read More »

Barium Swallow test Indications in Diagnosis of Esophageal and Gastric Diseases

Barium swallow test is a form of imaging in which a patient swallows a liquid medium that can be used for viewing the esophagus and the stomach. A barium swallow study helps to outline the any abnormality along the esophagus or in the stomach. Uses/Indications for Barium Swallow in diagnoses of Disease Conditions Pharyngeal pouch …

Barium Swallow test Indications in Diagnosis of Esophageal and Gastric Diseases Read More »

Ribosomes Function | What are Ribosomes | Types of Ribosomes | Ribosomes Function

Ribosomes Definition Ribosomes are small granules of RNAs responsible for the production of protein synthesis. The ribosomes of a cell may be freely scattered in a cell cytosol or may be bound to the surface of the rough Endoplasmic Reticulum. What are Ribosomes Ribosomes are small spherical and granular organelles bounded by double layered membrane. …

Ribosomes Function | What are Ribosomes | Types of Ribosomes | Ribosomes Function Read More »

Scroll to Top