There are many differences in cultural practices between the Hmong and Americans. In the first chapter, soon after birth, the father in the Hmong family dug a hole at least two feet deep in the dirt floor and buried the placenta. Traditionally, if it was a girl, her placenta was buried under her parents’ bed; if it was a boy, his placenta was buried in a place of greater honor like near the base of the house’s central wooden pillar. In America, there are many policies in place that prevent people to take home the placenta of their children. It is usually taken to the laboratory and then disposed of as “biohazardous waste”. It may be possible for individuals to obtain the umbilical cord. Additionally, patients may express cultural and/ social
With introduction of ultrasound (US) in medicine as a medical diagnostic tool by Dr. Karl Theo Dussik, an Austrian neurologist (),anesthetists tried to test it for possibility of improvement of the quality of injections . US is the first widely used imaging instrument in regional anesthetia practice()176because it is portable, free of radiation risk, and relatively inexpensive when compared with other imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance and computed tomography.() And It is noninvasive, safe, easy to use, and can be quickly performed. So USG became a promising alternative to traditional landmark-based techniques.()
However, an ideal investigation is not yet to be found but HyCoSy is considered as the gold standard for assessment of tubal patency and pathology .
Scrotal pain is also referred to as testicle pain or testicular pain and it occurs when pain is felt in or around one or both testicles.
Death: a reality that rarely crosses people 's mind, with a major exception being when one crosses the threshold of an operating room. The operating room holds a special terror for both patients and their family members. For the patients, they must face the possibility that they could fall into an eternal slumber, and for the family members, they must recognize the fact that their beloved has a chance of not surviving. It is even more agonizing when a new procedure like the anterior approach hip replacement fails to uphold its reputation: one as a new, innovated technique meant to improve the quality of life, not destroy it. The mortality rate for the anterior approach hip replacement is far too devastating considering the fact that the posterior
Sonography, also known as Medical ultrasound has constantly gained importance in the medical field since its invention over 30 years ago. Today, significant strides have been achieved in improving the efficiency and availability of ultrasound services so that radiologists can perform critical operations remotely preventing number of preventable deaths. The future looks promising with more advancement expected in terms of increasing the scope of procedures and also treatment capabilities.
“What is best for the mother and the baby?” - “What may save the lives of the mother and child?” are the mainly questions to decide even to perform a CS or not. Numerous indications exist intended for executing a Cesarean Delivery.
This case study is an interview conducted on January 30, 2016 at 10pm of Meghan Sanders most recent childbirth experience. Meghan Sanders is a 27 year old married Caucasian women who had two live birth. Her occupation is customer service for Vons. Her highest education is a High school diploma (M. Sanders, personal communication, January 30, 2016).
Diagnostic imaging is used every day all over the world and is growing rapidly. It is used in the hospital, OB/GYN offices, outpatient care centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and physicians’ offices (Cross, 2017). A diagnostic medical sonographer utilizes special equipment with sound waves to generate images. These images are used for assessing and diagnosing various medical conditions (Diagnostic, 2016). When most people hear the word sonography they think of pregnancy. Although, sonography technology is used to diagnosis many other medical conditions such as conditions in the heart, breast, abdomen, blood vessels and musculoskeletal problems. This technology works along with x-ray, MRI and CAT scans. (Diagnostic, 2016)
There are many different types of birth defects. This paper will discuss one of the more common, spina bifida, which is a type of defect most often referred to as a neural tube defect. Spina bifida directly affects the spine and is often noticed at birth. Spina bifida does not have a specific location but can appear at any location along the spine. The neural tubes are supposed to be closed; in spina bifida this process does not happen, and damage results to the nerves and spinal cord. The severity of this damage can range from mild to severe, depending upon where the opening in the spine is and its' size, and if the spinal cord and the nerves are involved at all.
Patricia Douglass is a 28-year-old, gravida I, para 0 at 34 weeks gestation. She is carrying a set of twins. At her most recent office visit with Dr. Sanders, Patricia had an elevated blood pressure of 158/86. She was brought to the hospital by ambulance. Upon arrival Patricia is immediately assessed and states that she has failed to comply with her prescribed blood pressure medication, Labetalol 200mg BID. The paramedic reports a moderate amount of dark red vaginal bleeding, blood pressure 84/46, heart rate of 130, and respiratory rate of 26. The patient complains of severe abdominal pain rating it a 9/10. When the abdomen is palpated by the nurse there is localized uterine tenderness in the upper right quadrant and it is boardlike. Upon observation a large blood clot is seen on the patient’s pad. She is experiencing contractions every 2 minutes. Patricia is placed on the external fetal monitor. The fetal heart rate of baby A is noted in low 80’s, while baby B has a baseline of 120. The nurse suspects abruptio placentae and immediately telephones the physician.
Advances in medicine have allowed us to save babies lives before they are even born.
Babies are born with soft head to allow the brain to grow that usually occurs in the first year of life and because of this, your baby’s head is easy to adjust. It is normal for baby’s head to be a bit oddly shaped during days or weeks after birth. If the baby develops a lasting flat spot, it could be a flat head syndrome. Flat head syndrome happens when a baby sleeps in the same position most of the time. Flat head syndrome does not harm the development of your baby’s brain or any problems in appearance. It also does not require surgery.
J. Lam, C. Pahl, et al , proposed a series of image processing method including image enhancement, image segmentation and edge detection before measuring the appendiceal. Selection of image enhancement method is made based on MSE and PSNR values while selection of image segmentation method is made based on the segmented image and execution time. Ten trials of measurement by sonographers using ultrasound and measurement after image processing were gathered. Statistical analyses of both measurements were computed. Mean and standard deviation for the sonographers measurements and measurements after image processing are 4.937±0.14mm and 4.613710±0.08mm respectively. Sonographers measurement showed higher variability compared to measurement after image processing thus measuring the appendiceal diameter after image processing can be helpful for a better diagnosis. The appendix ultrasound images were taken using Aplio MX, Toshiba ultrasound machine available
Your health care provider may recommend this scan if you have symptoms such as lower abdominal