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Tuberculosis Symptoms, Causes, & Pathophysiology

This video covers the pathophysiology of TB infection, as well as important complications, signs and symptoms, tests and procedures, and treatment.  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Confidence Building During Medical Training

My fellow medical students, interns, residents and attendings: I am not a medical student but an emeritus professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and also a voluntary faculty member at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. I have a great deal of contact with medical students and residents. During training (as student or resident), gaining confidence in one's own abilities is a very important part of becoming a practitioner. This aspect of training does not always receive the necessary attention and emphasis. Below I describe one of the events of confidence building that has had an important and lasting influence on my career as an academic physician. I graduated from medical school in Belgium many years ago. I came to the US to do my internship in a small hospital in up state NY. I was as green as any intern could be, as medical school in Belgium at that time had very little hands on practice, as opposed to the US medical graduates. I had a lot of "book knowledge" but very little practical confidence in myself. The US graduates were way ahead of me. My fellow interns, residents and attendings were really understanding and did their best to build my confidence and never made me feel inferior. One such confidence-building episodes I remember vividly. Sometime in the middle part of the one-year internship, I was on call in the emergency room and was called to see a woman who was obviously in active labor. She was in her thirties and had already delivered several babies before. The problem was that she had had no prenatal care at all and there was no record of her in the hospital. I began by asking her some standard questions, like when her last menstrual period had been and when she thought her due date was. I did not get far with my questioning as she had one contraction after another and she was not interested in answering. Soon the bag of waters broke and she said that she had to push. The only obvious action for me at that point was to get ready for a delivery in the emergency room. There was no time to transport the woman to the labor and delivery room. There was an emergency delivery “pack” in the ER, which the nurses opened for me while I quickly washed my hands and put on gloves. Soon after, a healthy, screaming, but rather small baby was delivered and handed to the pediatric resident who had been called. At that point it became obvious that there was one more baby inside the uterus. Realizing that I was dealing with a twin pregnancy, I panicked, as in my limited experience during my obstetrical rotation some months earlier I had never performed or even seen a twin delivery. I asked the nurses to summon the chief resident, who promptly arrived to my great relief. I immediately started peeling off my gloves to make room for the resident to take my place and deliver this twin baby. However, after verifying that this baby was also a "vertex" without any obvious problem, he calmly stood by, and over my objections, bluntly told me “you can do it”, even though I kept telling him that this was a first for me. I delivered this healthy, screaming twin baby in front of a large number of nurses and doctors crowding the room, only to realize that this was not the end of it and that indeed there was a third baby. Now I was really ready to step aside and let the chief resident take over. However he remained calm and again, stood by and assured me that I could handle this situation. I am not even sure how many triplets he had delivered himself as they are not too common. Baby number three appeared quickly and also was healthy and vigorous. What a boost to my self-confidence that was! I only delivered one other set of triplets later in my career and that was by C-Section. All three babies came head first. If one of them had been a breech the situation might have been quite different. What I will never forget is the implied lesson in confidence building the chief resident gave me. I have always remembered that. In fact I have put this approach in practice numerous times when the roles were reversed later in my career as teacher. Often in a somewhat difficult situation at the bedside or in the operating room, a student or more junior doctor would refer to me to take over and finish a procedure he or she did not feel qualified to do. Many times I would reassure and encourage that person to continue while I talked him or her through it. Many of these junior doctors have told me afterwards how they appreciated this confidence building. Of course one has to be careful to balance this approach with patient safety and I have never delegated responsibility in critical situations and have often taken over when a junior doctor was having trouble. Those interested, can read more about my experiences in the US and a number of other countries, in a free e book, entitled "Crosscultural Doctoring. On and Off the Beaten Path" can be downloaded at this link. Enjoy!  
DR William LeMaire
over 5 years ago
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CTS Medicine: How to Learn (Understand and Memorize) Pediatric Developmental Milestones

Developmental Milestones are the skills babies and young children learn as they grow like walking and talking. They are also the bane of many medical students and pediatric residents because there are quite a few different milestones that we are required to memorize and we have to know exactly at what age we should expect each of these to develop. It is a lot of information. When I had to memorize this stuff I memorized it from this chart:  
ctsmed.blogspot.com
about 5 years ago
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Lymph node examination in pediatrics

Lymph node examination  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Constipation in children

A short presentation about recognising and treating constipation in children.  
Phil Byass
almost 7 years ago
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ECGs: Bradycardias

Written by Dr John L Gibbs, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary. This presentation covers the many types of bradyarthymias, their ECG findings, investigation of them and finally some of the common treatment methods.  
Lara Gibbs
almost 11 years ago
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Developmental Milestones Lecture

A quick run through the developmental milestones of children, how to assess them, and diagnosis of delay.  
YouTube
over 4 years ago
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How To Calm A Crying Baby - Dr. Robert Hamilton Demonstrates "The Hold" (Official)

Dr. Hamilton, a pediatrician in Santa Monica, CA shows how to calm a crying baby using "The Hold". SUBSCRIBE to channel for more baby content! This technique...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Acute Otitis Media

Podcast to outline Acute Otitis Media. This is a useful topic to revise if studying paediatrics or general practice.  
Dr Alastair Buick
about 11 years ago
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Career Advice: Doctors and Medical Industries

Dr. Warren Hyer, Consultant Paediatrician, shares his advice on how best to achieve a successful medical career.  
YouTube
over 5 years ago
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Born with Amniotic Sac intact

Repost uploaded by MorrisMcGurk  
imgur.com
about 4 years ago
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Multiple Pregancies

A short powerpoint presentation on the classification, symptoms/features and potential complications of multiple pregnancies.  
Sarah Lawrence
about 7 years ago
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Endocrine hormones and functions

This is a quick guide I made to the hormones, functions, and basic anatomy of the endocrine system. I hope this is helpful!  
Mark M
about 4 years ago
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General Approach to Pediatric Fever

General approach to fever in the pediatric population. This video is meant for health care professionals and medical students.  
YouTube
over 4 years ago
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100 Real MRCPCH Questions

Questions and answers from real examinations from year 2000 to 2006. The first 60 questions are MCQs and the remainder are SBAs.  
slideshare.net
over 3 years ago
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Hyperthyroidism and the safety of radioiodine in children

These notes discuss the management of hyperthyroidism in the paediatric population with a focus on the use of radioiodine and its safety.  
Dr Jenny Worrall
over 5 years ago
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An Introduction to Pediatric Emergencies

A clear and consise overview of pediatric emergencies.  
YouTube
over 4 years ago
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Paediatrics Developmental Milestones made picturisquely easy! « Canvas to my inspirations

Due to my weird obsession of drawing babies and kiddos, I find it quite difficult to resist drawing something during my paediatrics rotation, despite the fact that it’s just 13 days from paediatrics end-of-rotation exam.  
artlog.liyeung.com
over 4 years ago
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Asthma steroids 'could stunt growth' - BBC News

Young children given asthma medication before the age of two may not grow to their full height in later life, a preliminary report suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago