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Shingles Nursing Management

Shingles Nursing Management

  One of the most common communicable diseases that can be encountered in hospital admissions is Shingles or called as herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is a contagious type of disease that involves the peripheral nervous system as caused by reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus. This disease is characterized with blisters which as very painful. The […]

Hypoglycemia Nursing Management

Hypoglycemia Nursing Management

Hypoglycemia is the clinical syndrome that results from low blood sugar. The symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person, as can the severity. Classically, hypoglycemia is diagnosed by a low blood sugar with symptoms that resolve when the sugar level returns to the normal range. Action The body regulates its glucose level—the primary […]

Hypovolemia Nursing Management

Hypovolemia Nursing Management

Hypovolemia, otherwise known as fluid volume deficit, is an emergency condition where the water and electrolytes are lost in equal proportion (ratio of serum electrolyte and water is the same). This differentiates hypovolemia to dehydration which refers to the loss of water alone with sodium levels increased. Fluid volume deficit may occur alone or in […]

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a type of autoimmune disease where the body’s own immune system attacks the healthy tissues by mistake. Lupus means ‘wolflike’ describing the distinctive rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose appearing in most patients. Pathophysiology: The exaggerated autoantibody production in SLE is caused by the abnormality of the […]