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Vernon Louw

Vernon Louw

Vernon Louw

Vernon Louw

I aim to make medicine easy in chunk-sized 10 minute videos. Enjoy! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel, become a friend on Facebook or follow me on Twitter, all under the name Vernon Louw MedEd.
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Introduction to the mean cell volume (MCV) - Full Blood Count Masterclass Series

his video introduces the principles of measuring the mean cell volume (MCV) of red blood cells (RBCs). This provides a foundation for understanding abnormalities in the MCV and interpreting the FBC.  
Vernon Louw
over 6 years ago
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MDS made easy - Myelodysplastic syndromes and Roald Dahl

The myelodysplastic syndromes are a group of disorders characterized by low blood counts (cytopenias) and abnormally looking blood cells (dysplasia). It is an important cause of bone marrow failure and can lead to acute myeloid leukemia. This video uses the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl as the starting point to explain this condition and make it easier to understand.  
Vernon Louw
over 6 years ago
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Platelet clumping - Full Blood Count Masterclass series

Platelet clumping is an important cause of a falsely decreased platelet count and occurs in about one out of ten patients with a low platelet count or thrombocytopenia. what it is, what causes it and what the implications are for the patient. Every medical student and doctor should know and recognize this. Enjoy!  
Vernon Louw
over 6 years ago
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Polycythaemia - The Red-Faced Artist

The Dutch artist Dick Ket suffered from a disease causing haematological complications, discussed here. Best watched on full screen and HD.  
Vernon Louw
over 6 years ago
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Platelet satellitism - Full Blood Count Masterclass Series

Platelet satellitism can easily catch you unawares, if you are not careful. In this video, the mechanisms and implication of the presence of platelet satellitism is described making use of a case study.  
Vernon Louw
over 6 years ago
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The Buffy Coat and Smear - Full Blood Count Masterclass series

The Buffy smear is a VERY useful diagnostic in some serious conditions. Every medical student and doctor should know when and how to use it. Hope you enjoy this screencast!  
Vernon Louw
over 6 years ago
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ESR made easy - Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

The Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate is a commonly used laboratory test. In this video, the concepts underlying the mechanisms of a raised ESR as well as the interpretation of the test are explained in an easily understandable manner.  
Vernon Louw
over 6 years ago