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Huber-point needle

Hypodermic needle (needle which enters the skin) Originally described in 1946 by Ralph Huber. More commonly known as the Tuohy Needle
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Horner Syndrome

Horner syndrome is associated with an interruption to the sympathetic nerve supply of the eye. It is characterized by the classic triad of miosis, partial ptosis, and anhidrosis +/- enophthalmos
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Fox–Fordyce disease

Fox–Fordyce disease: A chronic itchy papular condition occurring in areas of the skin with apocrine glands especially the axilla of young women.
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Katz-Wachtel phenomenon

Katz-Wachtel phenomenon: Large biphasic QRS complexes (tall R waves + deep S waves) in V2-5. First described by Louis Nelson Katz in 1947
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Stokes-Adams syndrome

Stokes-Adams syndrome is an abrupt, transient loss of consciousness due to a sudden but pronounced decrease in the cardiac output
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Cheyne-Stokes respiration

Description Cheyne-Stokes respiration History 1818 – John Cheyne 1854 – William Stokes 1953 – On March 4th 1953, the Soviet press announced that Joseph Stalin was ill and had ‘Cheyne-Stokes respiration‘. The following day he died. Associated Persons John Cheyne…
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Biot respiration

Description Biot respiration History 1876 – Biot studied patients with Cheyne–Stokes respiration at l’Hôtel-Dieu de Paris. In a 16-year old male with tuberculous meningitis he observed a previously undescribed pattern of breathing which he termed ‘rhythme meningitique‘. He found the…
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Trendelenburg Position for the Hypotensive Patient

The Trendelenburg position is credited to german surgeon Friedrich Trendelenburg, who created the position to improve surgical exposure of the pelvic organs during operations.The Trendelenburg position involves placing the patients head down, and elevating the feet.
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Graves disease

Graves disease: Autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. A form of hyperthyroidism manifesting the triad of goitre, exophthalmos and pretibial myxoedema.