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Eponymous Psychiatric Syndromes

 
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 6 years ago
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Lid Disease

 
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peripheral-arterial-disease

A concise tutorial about the clinical aspects of peripheral arterial disease affecting the lower limb, from history to management and prognosis. Included in this multimedia tutorial is a definition of claudication, an explanation and audio example of a normal arterial doppler waveform, and a visual run-through of bypass grafts.  
boxmedicine.com
over 6 years ago
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Spare Part Syndrome

Gastro ward: Year 3  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 6 years ago
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What is Rhogam?

Not too long ago, there would have been a lot of raised hands. Before 1968, approximately 10,000 babies died each year of erythroblastosis fetalis, also known as hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN). Then Rhogam was introduced.  
The Skeptical OB
over 6 years ago
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Physiology of Lipoprotein Metabolism

Reducing the Atherogenic Burden Molecular Disease Branch National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland  
YouTube
over 6 years ago
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Anaemia - Pathology / Disease | Fastbleep

Fastbleep offers the opportunity to support a growing social network of healthcare students and educators as they consider patient care, undertake professional development and share knowledge.  
fastbleep.com
over 6 years ago
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Babies fed on breast milk less likely to die early in adulthood, study

Children who are not breastfed are more at risk of suffering from a disease or dying early, a study has found.  
The Independent
over 6 years ago
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BioDigital: 3D Human Visualization Platform for Anatomy and Disease

The BioDigital Human is a virtual 3D body that brings to life thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive Web-based platform  
BioDigital Human
over 6 years ago
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I caught Ebola in Guinea and survived - BBC News

The number of people who have contracted the Ebola virus in Guinea has risen to 208, according to the World Health Organization - 136 of them have died. One man who survived the disease tells the BBC his story.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Using haemoglobin A1c to diagnose type 2 diabetes or to identify people at high risk of diabetes

Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) can now be used as an alternative test to glucose concentration for diagnosing type 2 diabetes or identifying people at high risk of developing the disease  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Using haemoglobin A1c to diagnose type 2 diabetes or to identify people at high risk of diabetes

Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) can now be used as an alternative test to glucose concentration for diagnosing type 2 diabetes or identifying people at high risk of developing the disease  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Revolutionising management of chronic disease: the ParkinsonNet approach

Patients with Parkinson’s disease need long term support to manage their condition. Bastiaan Bloem and Marten Munneke describe the benefits of a model of integrated care provided by a network of specialists and suggest it has promise for other long term conditions  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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What is the most effective operation for adults with severe and complex obesity?

Accessing, undergoing, and achieving a successful outcome from surgery for “severe and complex obesity” is difficult and requires determination and effort. Here, we consider “severe and complex obesity” to mean that an individual’s health is compromised by his or her weight to the extent that surgery can be considered to be an appropriate option.1 Surgery may be offered to adults with a body mass index (BMI) of ≥40, or a BMI of ≥35 with an obesity related disease, and it can be very successful. An average 50% of excess weight may be lost in the first few years after surgery, and if this is sustained it is associated with long term reduction in overall mortality and decreased incidences of diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke and cancer.1 2 This treatment, however, requires careful consideration and serious commitment, with the need to demonstrate full engagement in a structured weight loss programme, to have tried all appropriate non-invasive measures of weight loss, and persevered for referral to a specialist surgical team.1 Once surgery is approved it is necessary to choose which operation to undergo.  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Lung cancer screening with low dose computed tomography

Lung cancer is a health problem that clearly merits a screening programme. Each year about 35 000 people in the United Kingdom die from lung cancer—more than the number for colorectal and breast cancer combined. In addition, about three quarters of people present with incurable disease, at a stage when treatment has little effect on overall survival; early stage disease is curable; risk factors for lung cancer are well understood; and a highly sensitive screening test is available.  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Time to take periodontitis seriously

Periodontitis is the most common chronic inflammatory disease seen in humans, affecting nearly half of adults in the United Kingdom and 60% of those over 65 years.1 It is a major public health problem, causing tooth loss, disability, masticatory dysfunction, and poor nutritional status.2 Periodontitis also compromises speech, reduces quality of life,3 and is an escalating burden to the healthcare economy. In the UK alone it was estimated to cost £2.8bn (€3.4bn; $4.6bn) in 2008,4 not including raised all cause mortality, an association that has been noted in several populations.5 Worryingly, the disease is often silent, being present for decades before diagnosis and treatment. It can leave a substantial pathological footprint on multiple organ systems, as well as the oral cavity.  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Time to take periodontitis seriously | The BMJ

Periodontitis is the most common chronic inflammatory disease seen in humans, affecting nearly half of adults in the United Kingdom and 60% of those over 65 years.1 It is a major public health problem, causing tooth loss, disability, masticatory dysfunction, and poor nutritional status.2 Periodontitis also compromises speech, reduces quality of life,3 and is an escalating burden to the healthcare economy. In the UK alone it was estimated to cost £2.8bn (€3.4bn; $4.6bn) in 2008,4 not including raised all cause mortality, an association that has been noted in several populations.5 Worryingly, the disease is often silent, being present for decades before diagnosis and treatment. It can leave a substantial pathological footprint on multiple organ systems, as well as the oral cavity. - currently located behind a paywall. Your institution may have access through Athens/Elservier or similar.  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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What is the most effective operation for adults with severe and complex obesity?

Accessing, undergoing, and achieving a successful outcome from surgery for “severe and complex obesity” is difficult and requires determination and effort. Here, we consider “severe and complex obesity” to mean that an individual’s health is compromised by his or her weight to the extent that surgery can be considered to be an appropriate option.1 Surgery may be offered to adults with a body mass index (BMI) of ≥40, or a BMI of ≥35 with an obesity related disease, and it can be very successful. An average 50% of excess weight may be lost in the first few years after surgery, and if this is sustained it is associated with long term reduction in overall mortality and decreased incidences of diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke and cancer.1 2 This treatment, however, requires careful consideration and serious commitment, with the need to demonstrate full engagement in a structured weight loss programme, to have tried all appropriate non-invasive measures of weight loss, and persevered for referral to a specialist surgical team.1 Once surgery is approved it is necessary to choose which operation to undergo.  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
Www.bmj
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Removal of access to alemtuzumab for patients with aggressive multiple sclerosis

Although some treatments are now available for multiple sclerosis, better treatments are needed for people with aggressive disease. The need to find agents that can prevent or slow disease progression is particularly challenging and requires a concerted global effort that combines academic and pharmaceutical expertise. Although such partnerships are rare, the story of alemtuzumab has shown, inspirationally, that academic and pharmaceutical prowess can be combined to deliver an agent with real promise. Alemtuzumab, which has been used successfully off label to treat active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, is a humanised monoclonal antibody that targets the CD52 antigen on leucocytes. Not surprisingly, there was therefore an outcry when Genzyme, now a Sanofi company, surrendered the licence for all currently licensed preparations of alemtuzumab, with effect from 8 August 2012, meaning that it will no longer be available as a licensed product in the United Kingdom once existing supplies run out.1 2  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Use of population based background rates of disease to assess vaccine safety in childhood and mass immunisation in Denmark: nationwide population based cohort study

Objectives To predict the number of selected outcomes temporally associated but not caused by vaccination, to aid causality assessment of adverse events arising after mass immunisation in a paediatric population.  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago