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Cogan's Syndrome - a very rare disorder that I was fortunate to see

Amit Abraham & Dr LF 13th May 2010 Consult Service/Walk Rounds  
AMIT ABRAHAM
over 6 years ago
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Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

Metabolic syndrome and obesity are attaining epidemic proportions worldwide. This PPT shows the link between the two, their aetiology, the pathophysiology and what simple measures could be used in managing the conditions.  
piyusha atapattu
over 6 years ago
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Designer Babies - Physiology and Ethics

An essay I wrote for my course, with which I received an Honours grade (75%). I have an interest in Medical Ethics, and this essay discusses the possible physiology and ethics surrounding the controversial topic. **Introduction** (taken from the essay): My topic is designer babies. A designer baby is defined by the Oxford Dictionary of English as, “a baby whose genetic make-up has been selected in order to eradicate a particular defect, or to ensure that a particular gene is present” (1). In this essay, I shall be exploring the arguments and ideas surrounding the selection of a baby’s genes, which in modern times has become a highly controversial subject. This essay will start by describing the methods by which designer babies may be produced, namely pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and pro-nuclear transfer, also coined the ‘three-parent baby’ by some (2). Once these procedures have been presented, ethical considerations forming both sides of the debate will be discussed. Whilst the typical argument used is ‘autonomy vs. playing god’, other ideas include whether such procedures will have a drastic effect on the future, and change the world as we know it, as suggested in the science-fiction film Gattaca (3). The ‘nature vs. nurture’ debate is also described: whether we are defined by our genes as shown in Gattaca, or if the environmental influence we are subjected to can cause our genotype to be negligible, i.e. our genes have no impact on our traits; personality, looks etc. The expectations placed upon our offspring; the definition of disease and disability; the fear of the rate of medical development – will all be discussed in this essay. The conclusion will summarise the arguments of both sides, and will attempt to answer the following question: should we be allowed to design our babies?  
Jonathan Chernick
over 6 years ago
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WHO guidelines on Sodium and Potassium intake (Adults & Children)

The recent guidelines will be of interest to all physicians/internists/pediatricians who are concerned about non-communicable diseases ("life-style diseases").  
Dr Kannuvellil E Rajan
over 6 years ago
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Rheumatoid vs. osteoarthritis

A comparison of the disease processes of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis  
Klara Morsley
over 6 years ago
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Polycythaemia - The Red-Faced Artist

The Dutch artist Dick Ket suffered from a disease causing haematological complications, discussed here. Best watched on full screen and HD.  
Vernon Louw
over 6 years ago
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fat embolisation syndrome

this file containing all three criteria and it will be useful . and this file also tells that the sequence of symptoms and complications  
sampath kumar
over 6 years ago
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Pre-Eclampsia and Hypertensive Disease in Pregnancy

Based on presentation I gave as a medical student doing Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2009. More details pertaining to each slide are in the Notes sections.  
Tariq Shafi
about 6 years ago
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Utility of Renal function tests and value in differential diagnosis in renal, metabolic, and endocrine disorders.

RFT are commonly performed investigations to rule out underlying disorders, routinely, and have great value for diagnosis, treatment, and early detection of the disease.  
Ashok Solanki
about 6 years ago
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Prostate and Erectile Dysfunction and other common male reproductive problems

From a talk I gave on male reproductive system problems. Includes benign and malignant prostate disease, bits on erectile dysfunction and other bits and pieces. Hope it helps !  
BL MK
about 6 years ago
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Tackling Childhood Diseases: Giving Best start to life

There are newer approaches toward management and prevention of diseases in children.  
Dr Kuldeep Singh
over 5 years ago
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"I Wonder Why?" How Curiosity Can Cure Disease

A talk by Rachel I. Wilson, AB '96, PhD, professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Moderated by Freda C. Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Pfizer and a member of the HMS Board of Fellows. Harvard Medical School MED-EDs are a series of short, thought-provoking presentations by renowned HMS faculty, alumni, and leadership volunteers built to share and inspire new ideas.  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Coronary artery stents in Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the condition in which an artery wall thickens as the result of a build-up of fatty materials such as cholesterol.It most commonly becomes seriously symptomatic when interfering with the coronary circulation supplying the heart or cerebral circulation supplying the brain, and is considered the most important underlying cause of strokes, heart attacks, and most cardiovascular diseases, in general. A stent is a man-made 'tube' inserted into a natural passage/conduit in the body to prevent, or counteract, a disease-induced, localized flow constriction. Stents are used to counter narrowing of arteries due to plaque deposition and hardening.  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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NEJM Procedure: Collection of Nasopharyngeal Specimens with the Swab Technique

Collection of Nasopharyngeal Specimens with the Swab Technique. H1N1 Influenza A Disease; Information for Health Professionals from the New England Journal of Medicine.  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Movember & Dr. Mike; Diagnosing and Treating Sitting Disease

Support or join Dr. Mike's Movember team! http://moteam.co/docmikeevans http://twitter.com/Movember http://twitter.com/docmikeevans Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital. Written, Narrated, and Produced by Dr. Mike Evans Illustrations by Liisa Sorsa Directed, Photographed, and Produced, by Nick De Pencier Editor, David Schmidt Story/ Graphic Facilitator, Disa Kauk Production Assistant, Chris Niesing Director of Business Development, Mike Heinrich ©2013 Reframe Health Films Inc.  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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MLF syndrome - Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia, MADE EASY

Website: http://www.medical-institution.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Medicalinstitution Twitter: https://twitter.com/USMLE_HighYield  
MRCP Videos
over 5 years ago
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A Physician's Guide to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy ( PSP ) Part 3

A guide to aid the diagnosis of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy for medical practitioners. PSP is a terminal degenerative brain disease which robs those affected of their ability to walk, talk, eat and see. The PSP Association provides help and support for those living with PSP, whilst funding research into the causes, treatments and eventual cure for the disease. www.pspeur.org  
MRCP Videos
over 5 years ago
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Nigel Dempster - Life with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

An exclusive video made by Nigel Dempster, on life with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). PSP is a terminal degenerative brain disease which robs those affected of their ability to walk, talk, eat and see. The PSP Association provides help and support for those living with PSP, whilst funding research into the causes, treatments and eventual cure for the disease. www.pspeur.org  
MRCP Videos
over 5 years ago
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Introduction to Epidemiology and public health

Introduction to Epidemiology and public health Epidemiology is the study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease in defined populations. It is the cornerstone of public health, and informs policy decisions and evidence-based medicine by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive medicine. Epidemiologists help with study design, collection and statistical analysis of data, and interpretation and dissemination of results (including peer review and occasional systematic review). Epidemiology has helped develop methodology used in clinical research, public health studies and, to a lesser extent, basic research in the biological sciences. Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals" (1920, C.E.A. Winslow). It is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis. The population in question can be as small as a handful of people or as large as all the inhabitants of several continents (for instance, in the case of a pandemic). The dimensions of health can encompass "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity", as defined by the United Nations' World Health Organization. Public health incorporates the interdisciplinary approaches of epidemiology, biostatistics and health services. Environmental health, community health, behavioral health, health economics, public policy, insurance medicine and occupational health (respectively occupational medicine) are other important subfields. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemiology  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Epidemiology Disease Bacteria Microbiology General Micro Bio College Lecture

Audio recording of Lecture 20, Chapter 14 Principles of Disease and Epidemiology.  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago