Category Investigations
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Shunts and Echocardiography

OVERVIEW can use bubble testing to ID calculate gradients if L->R shunt reverses due to pulmonary hypertension it is Eisenmenger syndrome Echo may not detect extra-cardiac shunts ASD patent foramen ovale (30% incidence in general population) ostium secundum ostium primum…
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

BHCG, Rhesus D and Progesterone

15% of the population are Rhesus negative; Rh D immunoglobulin is administered to non-sensitised Rh D negative women to prevent the development of Rh D antibodies and in so doing prevent Rh D induced haemolytic disease of the newborn.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Bilirubin and Jaundice

Bilirubin and Jaundice. Investigations and analysis of conjugated bilirubin, unconjugated bilirubin, urobilinogen and bilirubinuria
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

CT Head Interpretation

The CT head scan is a computer-generated series of images from multiple X-rays taken at different levels. Fine X-ray beams passed through the subject are absorbed to different degrees by different tissues and the transmitted radiation is measured by a scanning device.