Monthly Archives: January 2015

Pregnancy Part 1 – SOGC 2014/ TN2014

Definitions: First Trimester = 0-12 wks          Second = 12-28 wks       Third = 28-40wks Term = 37-42 Active Labour: regular contractions result in cervical change / descent of the fetus (presenting part) Gravity = #

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Newborn – AFA 2014

1 When examining a newborn, systematically look for subtle congenital anomalies (e.g., ear abnormalities, sacral dimple) as they may be associated with other anomalies and genetic syndromes. History: Pregnancy – planned/not, prenatal care, Prev OB Hx, results of routine tests (ABO blood

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Periodic Screening – Canadian Task Force

Screening for Prostate Cancer (2014) For pt with no previous Dx of prostate Ca. This includes men with lower urinary tract symptoms (nocturia, urgency, frequency and poor stream) or with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). RECOMMENDATIONS – don’t use PSA for

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Pertussis – AFP 2006

Bordetella pertussis, a highly communicable gram-negative coccobacillus, causes pertussis (whooping cough). B. pertussis is an exclusively human pathogen that is transmitted via airborne droplets and highly contagious. The incubation period is typically approximately one week but may be three weeks or longer.

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