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FRACTURE/LUXATION For detect a fracture it is necessary for the patient to test the percussion, holding the fingers in full extension on a solid surface. Firmly strike the fingertips, and

The family and the patient with bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder not only disrupts the patient's life but also makes the lives of those around him difficult and sometimes painful. People affected by this disorder often have difficulty acknowledging their mental state to themselves.

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A muscle tear occurs when the muscle is forced beyond its range of motility. RICE procedures must be used. Cramps are spasms uncontrolled muscles, causing pain and loss of

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Prevention with this disorder is not comparable to what is required for other clinical conditions, as it is a disorder of the mind that affects the mood sphere, but intervening in a timely manner at the first signs of mental illness is a definite advantage with respect to the future condition of the sick person, thus preventing the worsening of the illness.

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Main types of poisoning: alcohol.

In the case of ethanol poisoning, the central effect is. strictly dose-dependent, with progression of brain structures more specialized. Methanol, on the other hand, exerts less depression on the system

Suction of a foreign body

corpo-estraneo

This is an event Very common in pediatric age. It is manifested by coughing and reduced vesicular murmur. The medical history is usually indicative, along with the picture that can occur:

  • With little symptomatology In the presence of more or less severe impairment of consciousness
  • Inability to phonation and breathing, hypersalivation and inspiratory stridor if the body foreign is food, which obstructs the airway.

The diagnostic approach is avails from the chest X-ray in lateral projection and inhalation and exhalation. Only in 20% of cases can the foreign body be observed, but The objective of the investigation is to understand what the consequences are functional.

Therapy

The therapy consists of. By:

  • Foreign body removal
  • Administration of antibiotics, in case of obstruction pneumonia
  • Extemporaneous intervention and implementation of the Heimlich maneuver in indispensable cases
  • Should aspiration not be an accident, prevention of a recurrence is important.

Source: Medical Guard Handbook edited by Piercarlo Salari (Mediserve)

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