What I've studied since the last thread:
- Nausea, shortness of breath, and weakness are signs of heart attack. After that foul ball by Jason Kipnis, it is entirely possible that you had one.
- Glomerulonephritis is a disorder that occurs 2-3 weeks post-infection that causes decreased urine output and hematuria, or red blood cells in the urine. It usually resolves by itself.
- Diabetes, while causing you to urinate frequently at first, can actually lead to a thickening of the basement membrane. This ultimately results in decreased urine output and kidney failure.
- Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, or inflammation of the airways, can be life-threatening.
- A Swan-Ganz catheter is used to measure pulmonary-capillary wedge pressure. I have no idea what this is.
- Atrial fibrillation is a dysrhythmia of the upper chambers of the heart. It can lead to blood clots due to stasis, or decreased blood flow. These clots will often travel to the brain (if the fibrillation is in the left atrium), resulting in stroke.
Topics from the previous thread:
- Donner's restroom habits
- A heated debate over Star Trek captains
- Alli's liver's ability to process alcohol (side note: 1-2 drinks per day is good for heart health)
- The annoying girl behind the backstop
- Moses Cleveland