New to Meducation?
Sign up
Already signed up? Log In

Category

Preview
6
52

Leg Ulcer

Dermatology presentation on types, presentations and treatments for leg ulcers  
Miss Luna Ibrahim
about 9 years ago
Preview
6
186

Stevens Johnson Syndrome

This is a tutorial on Stevens Johnson Syndrome  
Dr Alastair Buick
about 8 years ago
Preview
6
327

What is Kawasaki disease?

Kawasaki disease (also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome) is a type of vasculitis that affects medium arteries. Patients with Kawasaki disease can h...  
YouTube
almost 7 years ago
Preview
6
247

Life as a Dermatologist

A day in the life of a dermatologist  
youtube.com
over 6 years ago
Preview
6
212

Dermatology lecture

Great dermatology lecture by Kimberly Stalkey, MD.  
youtube.com
about 6 years ago
Preview
5
211

Skin

Summary of anatomy of skin including the dermis and epidermis  
Philip Welsby
almost 11 years ago
Preview
5
129

Cutaneous presentation of tumours

A wee presentation I made... **Dermatology** **Oncology** **Pathology** **Clinical examination**  
Andrew Lang
over 7 years ago
Preview
5
41

Acne Pathophsyiology

WATCH THE PREVIOUS VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCug8l8D05s https://www.facebook.com/ArmandoHasudungan  
YouTube
almost 7 years ago
Preview
5
246

Microbiology - Staphylococcus Aureus and Skin Abscess

WATCH VIDEO ONE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPLV4h0Tr8c https://www.facebook.com/ArmandoHasudungan Support me: http://www.patreon.com/armando Instagram:...  
YouTube
almost 7 years ago
Foo20151013 2023 yurv3e?1444774179
5
140

What it means to be an Australian with skin cancer

Each year on the 26th of January, Australia Day, Australians of all shapes, sizes and political persuasions are encouraged to reflect on what it means to be living in this big, brown, sunny land of ours. It is a time to acknowledge past wrongs, honour outstanding Australians, welcome new citizens, and perhaps toss a lamb chop on the barbie (barbecue), enjoying the great Australian summer. It is also a time to count our blessings. Australians whinge a lot about our health system. While I am certainly not suggesting the model we have is anywhere near perfect, it could be a whole lot worse. I recently read this NY times article which talks about the astronomical and ever-rising health care costs in the US and suggests that this, at least sometimes, involves a lack of informed consent (re: costs and alternative treatment options). The US is certainly not the “land of the free” when it comes to health care. There are many factors involved, not least being the trend in the US to provide specialised care for conditions that are competently and cost-effectively dealt with in primary care (by GPs) in Australia. The article gives examples such as a five minute consult conducted by a dermatologist, during which liquid nitrogen was applied to a wart, costing the patient $500. In Australia, (if bulk billed by a GP) it would have cost the patient nothing and the taxpayer $16.60 (slightly higher if the patient was a pensioner). It describes a benign mole shaved off by a nurse practitioner (with a scalpel, no stitches) costing the patient $914.56. In Australia, it could be done for under $50. The most staggering example of all was the description of the treatment of a small facial Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) which cost over $25000 (no, that is not a typo – twenty five THOUSAND dollars). In Australia, it would probably have cost the taxpayer less than $200 for its removal (depending on exact size, location and method of closure). The patient interviewed for the article was sent for Mohs surgery (and claims she was not given a choice in the matter). Mohs (pronounced “Moe’s” as in Moe’s Tavern from The Simpsons) is a highly effective technique for treating skin cancer and minimises the loss of non-cancerous tissue (in traditional skin cancer surgery you deliberately remove some of the surrounding normal skin to ensure you’ve excised all of the cancerous cells) . Wikipedia entry on Mohs. This can be of great benefit in a small minority of cancers. However, this super-specialised technique is very expensive and time/ labour intensive. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it has become extremely popular in the US. ”Moh’s for everything” seems to be the new catch cry when it comes to skin cancer treatment in the US. In the past two years, working very part time in skin cancer medicine in Australia, I have diagnosed literally hundreds of BCCs (Basal Cell Carcinomas). The vast majority of these I successfully treated (ie cured) in our practice without needing any specialist help. A handful were referred to general or plastic surgeons and one, only one, was referred for Mohs surgery. The nearest Mohs surgeon being 200 kilometres away from our clinic may have something to do with the low referral rate, but the fact remains, most BCCs (facial or otherwise), can be cured and have a good cosmetic outcome, without the need for Mohs surgery. To my mind, using Mohs on garden variety BCCs is like employing a team of chefs to come into your kitchen each morning to place bread in your toaster and then butter it for you. Overkill. Those soaking up some fine Aussie sunshine on the beach or at a backyard barbie with friends this Australia Day, gifting their skin with perfect skin-cancer-growing conditions, may wish to give thanks that when their BCCs bloom, affordable (relative to costs in the US, at least) treatment is right under their cancerous noses. Being the skin cancer capital of the world is perhaps not a title of which Australians should be proud, but the way we can treat them effectively, without breaking the bank, should be. Dr Genevieve Yates is an Australian GP, medical educator, medico-legal presenter and writer. You can read more of her work at http://genevieveyates.com/  
Dr Genevieve Yates
almost 8 years ago
Preview
5
234

A look at forensic dentistry

Forensic dentistry can be defined in many ways. One of the more elegant definitions is simply that forensic dentistry represents the overlap between t...  
wiziq.com
over 6 years ago
Preview
5
176

Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers online course for nurses on causes, classifications, assessment, prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.  
learningnurse.org
over 6 years ago
Preview
5
162

New Genetic Tests for Breast Cancer Hold Promise

Two advances in tests for the genes that carry an added risk of breast cancer promise to make the process less expensive and more precise.  
nytimes.com
over 6 years ago
Preview
5
11

Dental Radiology Equipment Market: Key Drivers - Increasing demand for advanced technologies, Dentistry as a specialty and Others |

Dental radiology or oral radiology refers to the imaging of teeth in order to diagnose and treat various dental conditions such as hidden dental structures  
medgadget.com
about 6 years ago
7b951d905fa0e3ad5ab1f59df1c22c42a486f2418357363184089285
5
658

Tooth/Organ Relationship Chart (includes glands & elements)

Designed by Dr. Todd Ravins & Stephen Weisz. Graphics by Gina Fiore. Source: http://beejweir.tumblr.com/post/25441127256/toothorgan-relationship-chart-includes-glands  
Nicole Chalmers
about 6 years ago
Preview
5
41

Psoriasis: assessment and management | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

Following the recent surveillance review which checks the need to update CG153, this guideline should not be updated at this time. This guideline will be checked again for update at its scheduled time point according to the methods described here.  
nice.org.uk
about 6 years ago
Preview
5
65

Pressure Ulcers

A pressure ulcer is a sore that results from the death of the skin and its underlying tissue in areas of the body that receive pressure. This occurs when a p...  
youtube.com
over 5 years ago
Preview
4
65

Skin cancer

Skin cancer  
Stephen McAleer
over 8 years ago
Preview
4
168

The Gunner Song ft. Harvard Medical School

--- A Thrift Shop parody. This video was created for Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine Revisit 2013 by HMS/HSDM class of 2016. For the lyrics, turn on closed captioning (cc). Written and Directed by Lydia Flier, Eddie Grom, Gabe Sneh Filmed by Ben Rome & Cliff Lee Edited by Cliff Lee  
Nicole Chalmers
almost 8 years ago