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Epidemiology from the beginning

Fantastic overview of epidemiology for medical students.  
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USMLE Epidemiology and Biostatistics Flashcards - Flashcardexchange.com

USMLE Epidemiology and Biostatistics Flashcards - Flashcardexchange.com http://www.flashcardexchange.com/cards/usmle-epidemiology-and-biostatistics-729029 “ Study Flashcards On USMLE Epidemiology and...  
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Epidemiology Flashcards - Cram.com

Study Flashcards On Epidemiology at Cram.com. Quickly memorize the terms, phrases and much more. Cram.com makes it easy to get the grade you want!  
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Air pollution: High levels to spread across England - BBC News

Health warnings are issued by the government as pollution spreading across England is forecast to hit high levels.  
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E-cigarettes face curb in public places in Wales - BBC News

Wales could be the first part of the UK to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places under plans for a new public health law.  
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Skin cancer: Genetic mutations 'warn of risk' - BBC News

Scientists say they have taken a step forward in understanding why some people are at greater risk of skin cancer because of their family history.  
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Housing benefit changes distress disabled people, say MPs - BBC News

Changes to housing benefit in England, Scotland and Wales are creating financial hardship and distress for disabled people, MPs have warned.  
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Double problem, double risk

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Paget's Disease of the Bone

Along with osteoporosis, this is a common degenerative bone disease   Epidemiology and Aetiology This is the second most common bone disorder (after osteoporosis), and affects >5% of the over 55’s in the UK. The prevalence varies between countries and races. The UK has the highest incidence. It is rare in Scandinavia, China and Japan. Increased incidence in Pet Owners Genetic susceptibility  
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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common malignancy – and the incidence is increasing rapidly In the last 10 years, the incidence in the UK has doubled Responsible for 2% of cancer deaths each year 80% of these are melanoma   General Risk Factors Age Sun bed use Fair skin Hx of sunburn Hx of living overseas FH Occupations – outdoors – e.g. bricklayer  
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Haemophilia A

X-linked recessive condition, deficiency of factor VIII, prevalence 1 in 10,000 Range of possible mutations, 30% of cases due to sporadic mutation Low factor VIII levels predispose to bleeding – risk proportional to factor VIII level Mild disease (11-30 units/dl) risk after significant trauma/surgery Moderate disease (2-10 units) - minor trauma  
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Lymphoma

Can be divided into two types; Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s. Lymphoid leukaemias also exist, and the distinction between these and lymphomas can be difficult.   Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (HL) Epidemiology This is rare; incidence is 2.5-4 per 100 000 Male: female is 1.5:1 Peak incidence is in the 3rd decade, and there is a second peak between the ages of 50-70.  
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Booking, Screening & Antenatal Care

Much of the follow-up of pregnant women is carried out in the community, by midwifes at primary health care centres. The risk of death from pregnancy in the UK is roughly 1 in 20 000. Antenatal care is as much about educating women about pregnancy, childbirth and child care, as it is about providing for actual medical needs, particularly in the case of a first pregnancy. The exact measures will differ between NHS trusts, but below is a general outline of the type of care provided in pregnancy.    
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Caesarian Section

C-section is major surgery, with real risks, and the decision to perform such an operation should not be taken lightly!   Epidemiology Incidence in increasing, mainly due to the increased diagnoses of fetal distress, as diagnosed by CTG monitoring. Also increasing used for non-longitudinal lies (e.g. breech, transverse) WHO recommends not >15% of deliveries should be via c-section  
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Cerebral Aneurysm

This is localised dilation of an artery within the brain. They rarely occur in veins. They are a major risk factor for subarachnoid haemorrhage.   Epidemiology & Aetiology Occur in 5% of the population Risk factors include: Arteriosclerosis Hypertension  
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XYY Males

Very similar to XXX in females. The incidence is again about 1 in 1000. They may have slightly reduced interlectual ability (10-20 IQ points), and a tendency for aggressive and criminal behaviour. Most cases are completely unnoticed.  
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Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis This is the most common serious respiratory infection during infancy. It comes in winter epidemics, during which time, 2-3% of all infants are admitted to hospital each year. The primary cause is RSV – respiratory syncytial virus – which accounts for 80% of cases. In more temperate climates, the epidemics come in the ‘wet’ season  
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Vaccination Schedule

 
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Grief

Important facts Risk of suicide is 2.5x greater in the first year of bereavement Particularly high risk at the anniversary of the death Death from physical illness is also increased in the first year after bereavement – particularly death from cardiovascular disease   Normal Grief reaction  
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How far could a medical degree take you?

You could use your valuable skills at home – or pack up your stethoscope and head out to help communities across the globe  
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over 6 years ago