The peritoneum is a tough semi-permeable membrane lining abdominal and visceral cavities. it encloses, supports and lubricates organs within the cavity. Paracentesis is effectively the analysis of 'Ascites' - the abnormal accumulation of fluid within the abdomen.
Indications for plain AXR differ depending on the availability of CT or USS, which give considerably more information. Abdominal X-rays are only useful for certain defined pathology such as abnormal ‘gases, masses, bones and stones’.
Overview Hyperkalaemia is defined as serum potassium level > 5.5 mEq/L Hyperkalaemia is potentially life-threatening due to the risk of cardiac dysrhythmias Most patients begin to manifest significant ECG changes at serum levels > 6.5 mEq/L Causes Increased potassium intake…
Uric acid is the major end metabolite of purine. Purine found in nucleic acid and exogenous sources; Commonly used as marker for gout and pre-eclampsia; Levels do not usually indicate severity of disease
Urinalysis (UA) is used as a screening and/or diagnostic tool to detect substances or cellular material in the urine associated with metabolic disorders, renal dysfunction or urinary tract infections (UTI)
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