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A thorough hand hygiene procedure can prevent nosocomial infections and also reduce costs. Nonetheless, the implementation of this recommendation in medical practice has been defective. One US ... [more]

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Consistent with the goals of the law, the proposed rule would improve the relevance and depth of Medicare’s value and quality-based payments and increase clinician flexibility by allowing ... [more]

Aaron Weiß has published the Flexikon article Aaron's sign
named after the physician Charles. D. Aaron (1866-1951)
Aaron's sign is a clinical sign in Appendicitis indicated by pain in the right groin/right lower quadrant after applying pressure on the McBurney point. There can also be referred pain in the ... [more]
Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Iatrogenesis
Iatrogenesis is adopted as medical term from greek and means "brought forth by the healer". Iatrogenesis can be defined as every adverse effect on a patient elicit by means of a healthcare professional (f.e. Physician, Nurse, etc.). ... [more]
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I’ve Got My Big Eye on You! Image of the Week - May 30, 2016 - CIL:39027 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/39027

CIL:39027 - http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/39027   Description: Confocal micrograph of the head region of a transgenic zebrafish embryo. The large circular structure is the eye, showing the structure of the retina. Some neurons in the ... [more]
Lucia Feldmann has edited the Flexikon article Herpes zoster
Synonym: shingles, zona
1 Definition
Herpes zoster is the secondary manifestation of an infection with Varicella zoster virus (VZV). After the primary infection with VZV, clinically presenting as "chickenpox", the virus remains inactive in ganglia ... [more]
Lucia Feldmann has published the Flexikon article Herpes zoster
Synonym: shingles, zona
1 Definition
Herpes zoster is the secondary manifestation of an infection with Varicella zoster virus (VZV). After the primary infection with VZV, clinically presenting as "chickenpox", the virus remains inactive in ganglia ... [more]
Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Residual volume
The residual volume is the amount of air that remains in the lung after forced expiration. The residual volume is about 1200 ml.
The residual volume cannot be measured through Spirometry.
Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Expiratory reserve volume
The expiratory reserve volume (ERV) is the amount of air that can be additional exhaled after a normal expiration (tidal volume). The ERV is about 1200 ml.
Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Inspiratory reserve volume
The inspiratory reserve volume (IRV) is the additional amount of air that can be inhaled after a normal inspiration (tidal volume). The IRV is between 2000-3000 ml in human beings.
Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Tidal volume
The tidal volume is the amount of inhalation or expiration under resting conditions. In adults the tidal volume is about 500 ml or 6-8 ml/kg. The tidal volume mainly depends on the hight and the sex of the person.
Oliver Paul has published the Flexikon article Lung volume
The lung volume is the amount of a gas (usually air) that can be included into the lung. We have to distinguish between lung volumes and capacities.

Physiology
=== Lung volumes === Tidal volume (TV)Inspiratory reserve volume (IRV)Expiratory reserve ... [more]