Author: Odudu Abasi Mkpong

Avatar of Odudu Abasi Mkpong

I am a freelance writer and a computer techie who is adept in content writing, copy writing, article writing, essay writing, journal writing, blog posts, seminar presentation, SEO contents, proof reading, plagiarism checking, editing webpage contents&write-ups and WordPress management. My work mantra is: "I can, and I will"

Most times, traumatic brain injuries lead to certain morbid brain conditions that compromise how the organs of the body function, and this is why it is very crucial to treat abnormal brain conditions with immediate effect before it leads to dirge side effects including death. Today, we will expatiate on one of such brain conditions commonly known as midline brain shift, which is also known as midline shift or brain shift. This article will explain what this midline brain shift looks like, its causes, its treatments, and how it can be prevented. We move!   Midline Brain Shift – What…

Read More

There are some fishes like the oilfish and escolar that have indigestible wax esters and when we eat these indigestible wax esters, it causes the removal or defecation of oily, orange-colored feces. Ever wondered what is responsible for this? Doctors called it keriorrhea. But how does it come to be? What is in the fish that is responsible for this keriorrhea? Or what really makes up that wax ester in those fishes? In this article, we will answer these questions and more. Also, we will look at keriorrhea in more detail, as well as its symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention.…

Read More

Do you know that apart from normal postures or posturing, we also have postures that are abnormal like the decorticate posture or decerebrate posture? This article reviews the assessment and management of decorticate and decerebrate posturing and highlights the role of medical professionals in evaluating and treating patients with these conditions – abnormal postures. In this post, we will identify the physical exam findings associated with decorticate and decerebrate posturing, describe the pathophysiology of decorticate and decerebrate posturing, outline the prognosis of patients with decorticate and decerebrate posturing and review the etiology of decorticate and decerebrate posturing. Keep reading.  …

Read More

About the Carnetts Sign Carnett's sign is a clinical finding in which (acute) abdominal discomfort stays unaltered or worsens while the abdominal wall muscles are strained. To tighten the abdominal muscles, the patient may be requested to elevate his or her head and shoulders off the examination table during this section of the examination. Another option is to request that the patient elevate both legs with straight knees. A positive Carnetts sign suggests that the abdominal wall, rather than the abdominal cavity, is the cause of the discomfort (for example, due to rectus sheath hematoma instead of appendicitis). A negative…

Read More

The ‘CVA’…Maybe once or twice, in your life, you might have a kidney or urinary problem or any other problem affecting the bottom bones of your ribs, and during the hospital diagnosis, you must have heard words like CVA, the costovertebral angle, or CVA tenderness. You must have definitely wondered what does this CVA mean? What is the costovertebral angle all about? What about CVA tenderness? Today’s article will explain all there is to know about your costovertebral angle; what causes pain at the costovertebral angle, how comes about CVA tenderness, and how do you prevent costovertebral tenderness or costovertebral…

Read More

What does it mean to have crystals in urine?  Crystalluria, or having crystals in urine, can be found during urine testing. It doesn’t always mean you have an infection. Causes include dehydration and taking certain medications. Urine contains a large number of different chemicals. Under some circumstances, these chemicals may solidify into salt crystals. This is called crystalluria. Crystals can be found in the urine of healthy individuals. They may be caused by minor issues like a slight excess of protein or vitamin C. Many types of urine crystals are relatively harmless. In some cases, however, crystals in urine can…

Read More

Pay close attention to your emotional responses or the people that surround you. Do you notice frequent mood swings or irregular emotional reactions? Are these responses somewhat exaggerated reactions to a situation? Have you ever heard of the statement; “Emotional Lability”? Emotional lability is characterized by rapid exaggerated changes in mood. You’ll feel strong emotions and feel like you can’t control your behavior and feelings. You will express your emotions more dramatically than usual. This is where labile mood comes in. Labile mood is associated with emotional lability. If you notice this scenario in yourself or a loved one, this…

Read More

Different forms of drainage may occur in surgical and open wounds. Purulent drainage is a sort of fluid produced by a wound. It is virtually usually an indication of infection and is often characterized as "milky" in appearance. If you have any injury with open skin, you need to take care of it to avoid infection. Keeping a wound clean, washing your hands before touching it, and following any instructions from your doctor will go a long way to helping a wound heal without complications. However, you might notice that you have symptoms of an infection, including something doctors call…

Read More

You've probably met or seen people whose teeth (incisors and molars) are widely spread and have a triangular or peg-like structure. And the enamel of the teeth seems to be fragile or weak. This ailment is known as Hutchinson Teeth, and it is part of the "Hutchinson triad," which includes the eyes, ears, and teeth. When raising a child, there's a wealth of questions that can come up on a daily basis. If your child has congenital syphilis, they may have a condition known as Hutchinson's teeth that affects their teeth's shape and appearance. We're here to walk you through…

Read More

Have you ever heard of microscopic urine analysis? This is a urine test that is done with a microscope, and now where do the epithelial cells in urine fit in all this? The microscopic examination of urine can also be called the epithelial cells in urine test. Now, what are these epithelial cells in urine all about? Is it dangerous? Can it be treated? Do I have it? And so on, the questions keep piling in, but don’t worry, Healthsoothe is here for you as usual. This article aims to expose all there is to know about epithelial cells in…

Read More

Nutritional information in the media around diabetes meal planning is complicated and constantly changing. Type "diabetic diet" into a search engine and you're going to get thousands of confusing results. Should you be vegan? Low-carb? Keto? Should you cut out fat or eat nothing but fat? Everyone seems to be suggesting something different. So, what is the American Diabetes Association diet? What is the ADA diet all about? The quick answer is there isn’t one. At least not one exact diet that will meet the nutrition needs of everyone living with diabetes. Which, in some ways, is unfortunate. Just think…

Read More

About the Flutter Valve A flutter valve (known as the Heimlich valve since its creator, Henry Heimlich) is a one-way respiratory valve used in respiratory therapy to prevent air from flowing backward via a chest tube. The flutter valve is a handheld device designed to facilitate the clearance of mucus in hypersecretory lung disorders. Exhalation through the Flutter results in oscillations of expiratory pressure and airflow, which vibrate the airway walls (loosening mucus), decrease the collapsibility of the airways, and accelerate airflow, facilitating the movement of mucus up the airways Any chest drainage management system, that normally allows for the…

Read More

Have you ever seen or observed someone or people who have various developmental disorders like autistic disorder (people with autistic disorder often have problems with social communication and interaction, and restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests), and yet still, this set of people have amazing talents and skills that you can never dream to have. If you are hearing or seeing this for the first time, then yeah, such people exist. They might have intellectual disabilities but they are able to memorize a thousand words in under 15 minutes, play a musical instrument with such skill it can be considered…

Read More

Introduction to Dysautonomia Dysautonomia refers to a disorder of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) function that generally involves failure of the sympathetic or parasympathetic components of the ANS, but dysautonomia involving excessive or overactive ANS actions also can occur. Dysautonomia can be local, as in reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or generalized, as in pure autonomic failure. It can be acute and reversible, as in Guillain-Barre syndrome, or chronic and progressive. Several common conditions such as diabetes and alcoholism can include dysautonomia. Dysautonomia also can occur as a primary condition or in association with degenerative neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease. Other…

Read More

Have you ever seen abnormal changes in the shape, color, texture, and growth of your fingernails or toenails.? Or have you seen this occurring in other people's nails? If you are here reading this article, then you want to find out what is behind these abnormal changes. This is due to a condition known as nail dystrophy. Yeah, nail dystrophy is commonly diagnosed when abnormal changes occur to a person’s nails. This article will explain all there is to know about nail dystrophy; what causes it? What is its symptoms? How can it be treated? What can be done to…

Read More

The normal state of consciousness comprises either the state of wakefulness, awareness, or alertness in which most human beings function while not asleep or one of the recognized stages of normal sleep from which the person can be readily awakened. The abnormal state of consciousness is more difficult to define and characterize, as evidenced by the many terms applied to altered states of consciousness by various observers. Among such terms are clouding of consciousness, confusional state, delirium, lethargy, obtundation, stupor, dementia, hypersomnia, vegetative state, akinetic mutism, locked-in syndrome, coma, and brain death. Many of these terms mean different things to…

Read More