Wednesday, July 23, 2008

hypertension....

this is our 4th week in obg and we have presented quite a few good cases.....today we saw a hypertensive patient[condition is called as "preeclampsia"] where the patient had developed hypertension complicated as a complication of her pregnancy....this is quite common here[in lower middle class] and usually the treatment given[thankfully!] controls the hypertension and the out come in majority of cases are good!...

in the picture above u can see a tablet made of plastic filled with a liquid medication[nifedipine-an anti-hypertensive drug] which is given to the parient sub lingually[below the tongue] in hypertensive emergencies......!!!....
wanted to share this wonderful video about olympics!..

15 comments:

rahul said...

dude you are doing a very noble job..keep it up!!!!

debasish.. said...

d tablet looks cute na.. lol :)

sorry fr d PJ, carry on Doc !!!

Big Pearls said...

it is great taking care of others and relieving their pain

Ne said...

I am so glad you are keeping us up to date will all your classes! i like this one!! I wanted to be an OBGYN once upon a time!!!

Ne.

Satish Bolla said...

very informative, but not enough. learning a lot abt medicine thru ur blog. carry on the good work

Pavi!!!! said...

R u studyin to be a gynacologist?

Mariposa said...

I have a friend who had preeclampsia...she had to stay in the hospital weeks before her due date to make sure she and her baby were safe...and prior to her pregnancy...he bp was fine...so I guess, it's important to check any history of hypertension in the family and to watch your diet when you are pregnant.

And yes, sublingual med works faster I supposed...I have one for my heart. :)

Good job there...I will have you as my online medical consultant... ;)

Veens said...

wow... never knew this b4 :)

but well the video is simply awesome! amazing!

brocasarea said...

@ rahul...thanks buddy:)

@ debasish...cute??..lol..thanks:)

brocasarea said...

@ big pearls...yeah it really is!!....:)

@ single...hmmm...okkk...glad u like this field![many hate it!]

brocasarea said...

@ satish...ask if u want more info:)..thanks

@ pavi....not as gynacologist..but we have it in our final year:)

brocasarea said...

@ maripose..yeah it really sometimes complicates preg!!...happy that u took care of her!!...

diet also plays an imp role..protiens!

brocasarea said...

@ veems....thanks:)

Princess Mia said...

hey mate, i like how u treat yur patients in the hospital n how u post these videos n motivate ppl in blogville....

*bows down giving due respect

brocasarea said...

@ princess..thanks da:))...i will cherish this!!!