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How should Medical Students Interact with Social Media Networking Sites?

An award winning essay written for the Medical Women's Federation Conference on Social Media in Medicine 2012. The essay summarises some of the concerns over using social media in medicine, but also highlights some of the potential benefits.  
Dr. Luke Farmery
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Watch a woman get a 3D-printed skull

Watch a woman get a 3D-printed skull For more latest tech news and product reviews SUBSCRIBE to http://www.youtube.com/user/TechyGUYS When a Dutch woman with a rare condition needed a new skull, surgeons 3D-printed one for her and put it on her brain like a cap. An entire human cranium can now be added to the growing list of 3D-printed body parts that includes a fingertip, a hand, prosthetic eyes, arms, a jaw, and even a new foot for a duck. The plastic skull was made by an Australian firm and placed on the brain of a Dutch woman at Utrecht University's University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The operation, which lasted 23 hours, took place about three months ago, and Dutch News just reported that the patient has returned to work -- plastic noggin and all. "The patient has her sight back entirely, is symptom-free, is back to work, and it is almost impossible to see that she's ever had surgery," lead neurologist Ben Verweij said in a statement. Prior to the procedure, the woman's skull was more than three times thicker than a normal skull due to a rare condition. The increased thickness caused the woman's skull to press on her brain, leading to severe headaches and vision loss. Although the report doesn't name the condition, Camurati-Engelmann disease is among the ailments that can cause skull bones to thicken. "Implants used to be made by hand in the operating theater using a sort of cement which was far from ideal," Verweij said of the procedure, according to Dutch News. "Using 3D printing we can make one to the exact size. This not only has great cosmetic advantages, but patients' brain function often recovers better than using the old method." Verweiji says that although portions of skulls have been swapped out in the past, this is the first time an entire cranium has been replaced in a patient. And I bet this is the first time you've ever seen a plastic skull get attached to a real live brain. Let me know what you think in the comments below. TAGS play station 4, play station, play station 2 emulator, play station emulator, play station 3, free play station emulator, play station network, sony play station, play station 2, xbox one, xbox, xbox 360, xbox live, xbox 360 iso, xbox emulator, xbox 360 game, gta 5 cheat xbox, xbox iso, gta 5 cheat xbox 360, xbox 360 deal, microsoft, microsoft office, microsoft window, microsoft security essentials, microsoft office 2000, 2003 edition microsoft office professional, 2003 microsoft office student, microsoft word, 2007 microsoft office system, microsoft window xp, download microsoft word, microsoft window media center, microsoft internet explorer, 2007 download microsoft word, microsoft excel, microsoft account, microsoft outlook, microsoft corporation, microsoft window 7, microsoft surface, microsoft office word, microsoft download, microsoft online, microsoft office 2010, explorer internet microsoft update, microsoft power point, microsoft update, download microsoft office, microsoft xbox 360, microsoft computer training, apple, apple store, apple itunes music store, apple itunes, apple ipad, apple iphone, apple ipod, apple laptop, apple vacation, apple ipad mini, apple fix, apple logo, apple tv, apple support community, apple software download, apple iphone 5c, apple iphone 5s, apple iphone 4, apple iphone 5, samsung galaxy, samsung, samsung galaxy s4, samsung galaxy s3, viber for samsung, samsung flight, samsung galaxy note, samsung phone, att samsung galaxy, samsung galaxy note 3, samsung kies, samsung galaxy s iii, sprint samsung galaxy, samsung galaxy s2, samsung galaxy tab 3, samsung galaxy s 4, samsung tablet, samsung galaxy tab, samsung galaxy s, att samsung, samsung galaxy note 2, samsung galaxy s5, samsung galaxy tab 2, samsung galaxy mega, samsung galaxy s3 mini, samsung galaxy s4 mini, samsung galaxy s ii, how to screen shot on samsung galaxy s4, mobile samsung, sony, sony video game, sony tv, sony vaio, sony xperia, sony play station, sony ericsson, sony xperia z, sony laptop, sony entertainment network, sony camera, sony xperia z1, sony tv live, sony psp wall, sony vegas, sony vaio laptop, sony computer, sony style, sony mobile,  
Nicole Chalmers
over 6 years ago
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El drama de los implantes PIP, 2

"It’s not a debate about cosmetic surgery ... Its a serious health problem Women affected by PIP implants want justice. That our dignity may not be judged In silence we must live with our pain... The anguish of the scandal Robbed of rights, uncertainty Fear, helplessness and loneliness, Humiliated for defending our dignity Here is the reality no-ones sees that others caused."  
Pips leak
about 6 years ago
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Antenatal, Neonatal and Paeidiatric Screening in the UK

PaediatricScreening Condition Who? How? Why? What next? Rubella Pregnant Women Blood test Un-immune women,if become exposed theychildmaydevelopFoetal Rubella S…  
kellie Bateman
almost 6 years ago
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DNA prostate test 'will predict deadliest cancer risk' - BBC News

DNA tests, like those for women's breast cancer, could soon be used to see which men face the highest risk of deadly prostate cancer, scientists say.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Why are American women dying in childbirth?

Maternal mortality rates are falling in every industrialised nation - except for the United States.  
aljazeera.com
over 6 years ago
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Obese pregnant women 'cost NHS up to 37% more' - BBC News

Pregnant women who are obese can cost the NHS over a third more than women of healthy weight, a Swansea University study has found.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Androgen levels predict risk of type 2 diabetes in women with PCOS

A new way of assessing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been developed by the University of Birmingham. PCOS is a common condition affecting around 1 in 5 women during their life. The condition causes non-dangerous cysts to develop on the ovaries which can affect fertility. The condition tends to also be characterised by having higher levels of male hormones than normal. These androgen hormones, such as androstenedione and testosterone, are also present in healthy women but at lower levels.  
diabetes.co.uk
over 6 years ago
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Woman gets 3D printed skull

a team of Dutch brain surgeons replaced bulk of a woman's skull with 3D printed dome; 22-yr-old patient suffered from rare condition that caused her skull to thicken, increasing the pressure on her brain; 23-hr-long surgery was successful  
inside.com
over 6 years ago
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Neurosurgeons Successfully Implant 3D Printed Skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands suffering from chronic bone disorder had increased thickness of the skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches.  
YouTube
over 6 years ago
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Watch a woman get a 3D-printed skull

When a Dutch woman with a rare condition needed a new skull, surgeons 3D-printed one for her and put it on her brain like a cap.  
CNET
over 6 years ago
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Deaf woman Joanne Milne hears for first time - BBC News

The moment a 39-year-old woman hears for the first time in her life, thanks to cochlear implants, is captured on video.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Epidemiology and Aetiology More common in women Typical presentation at age 30-50 Associated with gout, pregnancy, the pill, premenstrual state, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, acromegaly, obesity, amyloidosis Some believe that jobs that involve repetitive flexing of the wrist may be involved.  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 6 years ago
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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a non-specific muscular disorder of unknown origin. It primarily affects insertions of tendons and associated soft tissues and presents with dull aching pains. It is much more common in women.  Epidemiology and Aetiology Cause is unknown Affects muscles rather than joints – although can often feel like joint pain Peak age of onset: 40-50 years M:F ratio 1:9  Pathology  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 6 years ago
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Breast Cancer

Remember, although rare, men can also get breast cancer. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men. Benign breast masses are 15x more common than breast cancer   Epidemiology In the UK, a woman has a 1/9 chance of developing breast cancer It is the most common cause of death in women aged 35-55  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 6 years ago
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Sterilisation

Sterilisation Can be controversial in some cultures Should only be undertaken in stable relationships where the couple is certain they do not want any more children   Epidemiology Rates falling in developed countries UK is unusual as the number of men receiving the operation is greater than the number of women 18% of men between 18-69 have had a vasectomy  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 6 years ago
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Endometrial Carcinoma

Epidemiology The most common genital tract cancer Every year, about 4500 women in the UK develop endometrial cancer The majority (93%) of cases are diagnosed in women aged over 50 years Geographical variation exists - North American: Chinese ratio of about 7: 1   Pathology  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 6 years ago
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Gestational Diabetes and Diabetes in Pregnancy

Resistance to insulin is a normal physiological response in pregnancy, thought to be induced by maternal hormones.  However, in some women, this is severe enough to result in gestational diabetes. In these women, there is reduced ability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin to overcome the insulin resistance.   Gestation diabetes is defined as - Any hyperglycaemia with first onset or presentation during pregnancy    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 6 years ago
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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.    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 6 years ago