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COPD - CRASH! Medical Review Series

(Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnos...  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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The Adult Neck Mass - American Family Physician

Family physicians frequently encounter neck masses in adult patients. A careful medical history should be obtained, and a thorough physical examination should be performed. The patient's age and the location, size, and duration of the mass are important pieces of information. Inflammatory and infectious causes of neck masses, such as cervical adenitis and cat-scratch disease, are common in young adults. Congenital masses, such as branchial anomalies and thyroglossal duct cysts, must be considered in the differential diagnosis. Neoplasms (benign and malignant) are more likely to be present in older adults. Fine-needle aspiration and biopsy and contrast-enhanced computed tomographic scanning are the best techniques for evaluating these masses. An otolaryngology consultation for endoscopy and possible excisional biopsy should be obtained when a neck mass persists beyond four to six weeks after a single course of a broad-spectrum antibiotic.  
aafp.org
over 3 years ago
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The 5 W's: Wounds - CRASH! Medical Review Series

(Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnos...  
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over 3 years ago
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Valvular Surgery - CRASH! Medical Review Series

(Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnos...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Surgery of the Lung - CRASH! Medical Review Series

(Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnos...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Larynx - CRASH! Medical Review Series

(Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnos...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Parotid Gland - CRASH! Medical Review Series

(Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnos...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Preterm premature rupture of membranes is the rupture of membranes during pregnancy before 37 weeks' gestation. It occurs in 3 percent of pregnancies and is the cause of approximately one third of preterm deliveries. It can lead to significant perinatal morbidity, including respiratory distress syndrome, neonatal sepsis, umbilical cord prolapse, placental abruption, and fetal death. Appropriate evaluation and management are important for improving neonatal outcomes. Speculum examination to determine cervical dilation is preferred because digital examination is associated with a decreased latent period and with the potential for adverse sequelae. Treatment varies depending on gestational age and includes consideration of delivery when rupture of membranes occurs at or after 34 weeks' gestation. Corticosteroids can reduce many neonatal complications, particularly intraventricular hemorrhage and respiratory distress syndrome, and antibiotics are effective for increasing the latency period.  
aafp.org
over 3 years ago
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Phrenology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Phrenology (from Greek φρήν (phrēn), meaning "mind", and λόγος (logos), meaning "knowledge") is a pseudomedicine primarily focused on measurements of the human skull, based on the concept that the brain is the organ of the mind, and that certain brain areas have localized, specific functions or modules.[1] Although both of those ideas have a basis in reality, phrenology extrapolated beyond empirical knowledge in a way that departed from science. Developed by German physician Franz Joseph Gall in 1796,[2] the discipline was very popular in the 19th century, especially from about 1810 until 1840. The principal British centre for phrenology was Edinburgh, where the Edinburgh Phrenological Society was established in 1820.  
en.wikipedia.org
over 3 years ago
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Orthostatic Hypotension - American Family Physician

Orthostatic hypotension is a physical finding defined by the American Autonomic Society and the American Academy of Neurology as a systolic blood pressure decrease of at least 20 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure decrease of at least 10 mm Hg within three minutes of standing. The condition, which may be symptomatic or asymptomatic, is encountered commonly in family medicine. In healthy persons, muscle contraction increases venous return of blood to the heart through one-way valves that prevent blood from pooling in dependent parts of the body. The autonomic nervous system responds to changes in position by constricting veins and arteries and increasing heart rate and cardiac contractility. When these mechanisms are faulty or if the patient is hypovolemic, orthostatic hypotension may occur. In persons with orthostatic hypotension, gravitational opposition to venous return causes a decrease in blood pressure and threatens cerebral ischemia. Several potential causes of orthostatic hypotension include medications; non-neurogenic causes such as impaired venous return, hypovolemia, and cardiac insufficiency; and neurogenic causes such as multisystem atrophy and diabetic neuropathy. Treatment generally is aimed at the underlying cause, and a variety of pharmacologic or nonpharmacologic treatments may relieve symptoms.  
aafp.org
over 3 years ago
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Chemical (Alkali and Acid) Injury of the Conjunctiva and Cornea - EyeWiki

EyeWiki, the Eye Encyclopedia written by Eye Physicians & Surgeons.  
eyewiki.aao.org
about 3 years ago
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Lightning Injuries

<p>Lightning injuries are rare, but when you do treat a patient they can have facinating presentations.&nbsp;&nbsp; This lecture follows a patient we treated at Vanderbilt.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The patient present to a local ED with stroke like symptoms following the lightning strike.&nbsp;&nbsp; Initially, physicians were confused by the presentation, but in this lecture you will learn that his presentation was near textbook. <a href="http://www.burndoc.com/">www.burndoc.com</a></p <p>&nbsp;</p>  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
almost 9 years ago
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Patrick Bufi Interview (Video)

This interview by medical oncologist Dr. Jack West of naturopathic physician Patrick Bufi covers aspects of nutrition and several complementary medicine approaches that remain controversial as potential treatment options for cancer.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
almost 9 years ago
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Patrick Bufi Interview (Audio)

This interview by medical oncologist Dr. Jack West of naturopathic physician Patrick Bufi covers aspects of nutrition and several complementary medicine approaches that remain controversial as potential treatment options for cancer.  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
almost 9 years ago
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Reinventing specialty training of physicians? Principles and challenges

In a world undergoing constant change, in the era of globalisation, the training of medical professionals should be under constant review so that it can be tailored to meet the needs of this society in transition. This is all the more true at times of economic uncertainty, such as the current conditions, which have a direct impact on health services. Professionals need new Competencies for new times. Over the last decade initiatives have emerged in various Anglo- Saxon countries which have defined a framework of basic Competencies that all medical specialists should demonstrate in their professional practice. In addition to this, we must respond to the creation of the European Higher Education Area which has implications for specialised training. In Spain, training for medical specialists was in need of an overhaul and the recently passed law (Real Decreto 183/2008) will allow us to move forward and implement, in medical education, initiatives and innovations required in our medical centres, to respond to the new society and bring us in line with international professional education and practice. The way forward is a Competencybased model for medical education with assessment of these Competencies using simple instruments, validated and accepted by all the stakeholders. The institutions involved (hospitals, medical centres and other health care services) should trial different approaches within the general framework established by the current legislation and be conscious of the duty they have to society as accredited training organisations. Accordingly, they should consolidate their teaching and learning structures and the various different educational roles (Director of Studies, Tutors, and other teaching positions), showing the leadership necessary to allow proper implementation of their training programmes. For this, the Spanish Autonomous Regions must develop their own legislation regulating Medical Specialty Training. So, medical professionals should receive training, based on ethical values, behaviours and attitudes that considers humanistic, scientific and technical factors, developing an understanding of the scientific method; ability to put it into practice; skills to manage complexity and uncertainty; a command of scientific, technical and IT terminology to facilitate independent learning; and a capacity for initiative and teamwork, as well as skills for dealing with people and for making an effective, democratic contribution both within health organisations and in the wider society. Key words: Postgraduate Medical Education. Competencybased Medical Education.  
Jesús Morán_Barrrios
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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ECG Interpretation - Predicted Normal ECG

http://www.acadoodle.com In this video we show you how to calculate the heart rate from an ECG in the presence of a regular and irregular heart rhythm. Acadoodle.com is a web resource that provides Videos and Interactive Games to teach the complex nature of ECG / EKG. 3D reconstructions and informative 2D animations provide the ideal learning environment for this field. For more videos and interactive games, visit Acadoodle.com Information provided by Acadoodle.com and associated videos is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information provided by Acadoodle.com and associated videos is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs.  
ECG Teacher
over 5 years ago
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Cardiology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cardiology (from Greek καρδίᾱ kardiā, "heart" and -λογία -logia, "study") is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. Physicians who specialize in this field of medicine are called cardiologists, a specialty of internal medicine. Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians who specialize in cardiology. Physicians who specialize in cardiac surgery are called cardiothoracic surgeons or cardiac surgeons, a specialty of general surgery.  
en.wikipedia.org
over 5 years ago
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Guest Blogpost for: Progressive collaborative refinement on teams: implications for communication practices

This article demonstrates the importance of oral and written communication between members of medical teaching teams in a busy teaching hospital. The authors have made excellent use of genre theory to examine the challenges facing senior and junior doctors, attending physicians and medical students as they share patient care while working in a complex hospital environment. These challenges included fragmented continuity of care due to regular staff rotations and shift work, compounded by time constraints and patients with complex healthcare needs. Communications broke down on many occasions, at times affecting patient care, and the authors provide useful recommendations for reform and further research.  
Conversations with Medical Education
over 5 years ago
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Kevin's Take | KevinMD.com

Esteemed physician social media leader Bryan Vartabedian argues that all doctors are public physicians. It's really not a choice. So what's the best way to establish that public presence?  Create content online using social media, of course. Two of the best ways is to write articles on blogs and create videos on YouTube.  These pieces of social media will contribute to your digital footprint, and likely will be found if patients Google you.   If the content ...Read more...  
KevinMD.com
over 5 years ago