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Dr Alastair Buick

Dr Alastair Buick

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Dr Alastair Buick

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I'm the founder of Meducation. I love to chat to Meducation members so please email me at al@meducation.net if you'd like to say hello!

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<p>Patients treated with oral medication for non-insulin dependent diabetes will often see their sugar levels fall back in to the normal range. Obviously, stopping this medication will result in a ...
Posted on "Sugar diabetis"
Written almost 6 years ago
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<p>There are a number of factors thought to contribute to the increase risk of nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) seen in Crohn&#39;s disease.</p> <p>In Crohn&#39;s disease there is a rapid transit o...
Written about 7 years ago
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<p>Exocrine glands are glands that excrete contents via a duct. Notable examples would include sweat glands, salivary glands etc - Interestingly, the liver would also be included in this definition...
Written almost 6 years ago
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<p>This is a difficult number to ascertain as the cost of training a medical student are not easily calculated. Some of the costs of training are absorbed by the NHS for example. Some of these cost...
Written about 7 years ago
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<p>Good question!</p> <p>Hirschsprung&#39;s is due to failed migration of colonic ganglion cells during gestation causing the congenital absence of ganglion cells forming the Auerbach&#39;s plexus...
Written about 7 years ago
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Anya - Thank you for sharing this. We (talking as a doctor) can certainly get used to sitting on one side and seeing things from where we are, but this is only half the story. We need to strive ...
Written over 6 years ago
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<p>This is an interesting question. Although some foods and drinks can cause dyspepsia, there is no good evidence that specific foods are seen to cause or perpetuate peptic ulcers. </p> <p>Saying...
Written almost 6 years ago
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<p>I have come across a case where evidence of the rupture could be seen by <strong>blunting of the psoas line</strong> on abdominal x-ray. This patient had a ruptured AAA on the left side and bloo...
Written almost 7 years ago
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<p>I would <strong>not</strong> classify it as dangerous. It is very unlikely that this will cause any problems other than be uncomfortable for the patient.</p> <p>There are instances where arteri...
Written about 7 years ago
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<p>Hi Baran</p> <p>This question bank, the following comments and the rest of the information on Meducation is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatm...
Written almost 7 years ago
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<p>I can see that you have put &quot;Without disconnecting the line from the catheter&quot; how do you change the bag.</p> <p>I think if this is what you are asking, it is very important to rememb...
Written almost 7 years ago
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Written almost 6 years ago
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I really like this. It has been said that failure is the route of success and I can testify to that in many cases. Feeling free to make mistakes is important in so many industries that are rapidly ...
Posted on "A Comedy of Errors"
Written almost 6 years ago
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David - I agree and slide 19 says benzos are appropriate if the fit does not spontaneously resolve after a few minutes.
Posted on "Acute Fits"
Written about 7 years ago
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These two situations are different. I would leave the 'stitching' case out of it because (from what you describe) this is subjective. You don't know the reasons behind it and in all likelihood ...
Posted on "Full Disclosure"
Written over 6 years ago
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<p>This is often because patients on haemodialysis (HD) have then have their fluid retention well managed. </p> <p>Just as diuretics can be used to manage blood pressure, in part by reducing the f...
Written about 7 years ago
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<p>I agree with Rhys that if you enjoy your job and work with great people you will be happy. However, it does seem that there is a sense of the medical professional feeling undervalued in their wo...
Written almost 6 years ago
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Any thoughts on the next stage for this?
Written almost 7 years ago
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<p>You can detect blood groups through some body fluids due to the relation to relevant antigens. </p> <p>There are a number of antigens that relate to blood grouping. For ABO blood grouping, some...
Written over 6 years ago
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<p>Scarlett - I see you are premed so hope that all is going well with applications. </p> <p>Orthogeriatrics is really a growing specialty.</p> <p>Traditionally, if you are admitted to hospital y...
Written almost 7 years ago
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