Growth Hormone (GH) For Height, Types, Deficiency Symptoms & Treatment

Growth hormone (GH), also called somatotropin or human growth hormone (HGH), is a substance in the body that helps children grow and develop. In biochemical terms, GH stimulates protein synthesis and increases fat breakdown to provide the energy necessary for tissue growth. It is produced by the pituitary gland present in the brain, responsible for producing many hormones. … Read more

Crigler-Najjar syndrome type 2

Crigler-Najjar syndrome type 2 is a severe condition that causes elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia). Bilirubin normally is produced by the body when old red blood cells are broken down. However, people with CN-2 develop hyperbilirubinemia even when red blood cells are not excessively broken down, because they have too little of … Read more

Capillary Refill Time in Neonates

Capillary Refill Time in Neonates

Capillary refill time (CRT) is defined as the time taken for colour to return to an external capillary bed after pressure is applied to cause blanching. It was first described in 1947 and has since become widely adopted as part of the rapid structured circulatory assessment of ill children. Capillary refill time (CRT) is a … Read more