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The Emergency Treatment of Anaphylaxis: A Quick Guide 

The Emergency Treatment of Anaphylaxis: A Quick Guide 

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction that is likely when both of the following criteria are met: Sudden onset and rapid progression of symptoms Life-threatening airway and/or breathing and/or circulation...

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Methaemoglobinaemia

Methaemoglobinaemia

Methaemoglobinaemia occurs when red blood cells contain methaemoglobin at levels higher than 1%. Methaemoglobinaemia results from the presence of iron in the ferric form instead of the usual ferrous form. The ferric form is unable to bind oxygen, and its presence...

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Understanding the APGAR Score

Understanding the APGAR Score

The Apgar score is a simple method of assessing a neonate’s well-being at birth. There are five criteria, each of which is allocated a score between zero and two. The assessment is generally performed at one and five minutes after delivery, and may be repeated later...

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Hypertension in Pregnancy

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Hypertension is a common medical condition affecting many people worldwide, and it can pose a serious risk to both the mother and the developing fetus during pregnancy. Hypertension is the most common medical problem in pregnancy, complicating approximately 10-15% of...

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Structure and Classification of Bacteria

Structure and Classification of Bacteria

Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms. They are among the earliest known life forms on earth. There are thousands of different kinds of bacteria, and they live in every conceivable environment worldwide. Only a few kinds of bacteria cause disease, and...

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