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11 items · Last updated Thursday 10th December 2015
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Pleural effusion x-ray (left-sided)

This PA Chest X-Ray demonstrates a left sided pleural effusion. In this condition fluid collects between the parietal and visceral pleura and appears as a shadowy fluid level on the X-Ray with obliteration of the costophrenic angles. If you were to examine this patient they might be in respiratory distress from reduced oxygen uptake (so have low sats, high resp rate, possible cyanosis and accessory muscle useage) - they may have reduced chest expansion on the affected side and it would be stony dull to percussion. Fluid transmits sound poorly so breath sounds would be decreased as would vocal resonance/fremitus. Someone with consolidation may have very similar clinical findings but the underlying area of lung is almost solid due to pus from the infective process - as sounds travel well through solids they would have increased vocal fremitus which is how you can clinically differentiate between the two conditions. Clinical examination and understanding of conditions is paramount to practice effective medicine. Before you recieved this X-Ray you should be able to diagnose the condition and use the X-Ray to confirm your suspicions.  
Rhys Clement
almost 12 years ago
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Shock pathophysiology

A detailed overview fo the physiology underlying various shock states.  
Andrew Ferguson
over 10 years ago
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Approach to the Cardiovascular Examination

This presentation describes the basic cardiovascular examination. It is suitable for students in their early clinical years but may also be appropriate for students in their final year as revision for their OSCEs or students returning to clinical medicine.  
Carly Welch
over 10 years ago
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The Basics of ECG Interpretation

This presentation was given as part of a tutorial to 1st year undergraduates at BSMS in order to outline the basic methods for interpreting an ECG with respect of rate, rhythm and heart block.  
chris pavitt
over 10 years ago
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Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation Made Easy

This poster offers a basic level of understanding of ABGs for medical students. I have also made an ID-card-sized version which can be easily used on the ward. Students can work around the table, looking at pH, then CO2 and then HCO3- and find the answer in the correct box.  
Jessi Muchmore
over 9 years ago
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Respiratory tutorial

Slideshow covering the key topics in respiratory medicine.  
James Davis
about 9 years ago
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Understanding ECG

Here is a summary notes for understanding some of the basics of ECG in Cardiology  
Dr Hawra Al-Eirani
over 7 years ago
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OSCE respiratory examination

Respiratory flashcard for OSCE's.  
Julia Marr
over 7 years ago
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EKG-CHEAT SHEET

 
statmedicaleducation.com
over 6 years ago
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Shock Explained Clearly

Understand shock (cardiogenic, hypovolemic, and septic) with clear illustrations from Dr. Seheult.  
youtube.com
almost 6 years ago