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New Samsung Mobile Ultrasound System
Samsung, continuing its push into the medical device space, has released a new multi-purpose ultrasound to the U.S. market. Dubbed as the UGEO H60, the system features what sounds like a high resolution doppler feature called S-Flow, or as in the press release, “an innovative function that enables color detection with superior sensitivity, that allows even micro vessels to appear in high resolution.” The imaging screen is an ample 18.5″ LED monitor and all the controls are done on the panel below with a touchscreen monitor. The UGEO H60 also features a built-in heater that will keep your ultrasound gels at a desired temperature.   More from Samsung:Leveraging Samsung’s technology le...
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HIV Infection Linked To Increased Heart Attack Risk
HIV infection is linked to a 50% increased risk of heart attack. The finding came from a new study that involved data from over 82,000 veterans and was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. People infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) have a longer lifespan and are at risk for cardiovascular disease because of the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to the study background. Whether HIV infection was associated with a higher probability of heart attack, also known as acute myocardial infarction (AMI), was investigated by a team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, led by Matthew S. Freiberg, M.D., M.Sc. The research involved a la...
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Study : Alchohol can cause Atrial Fibrillation
According to new findings, alcohol is one of the risk factors for atrial fibrillation. The link between alcohol and heart palpitations was actually established in 1978 when ‘holiday heart syndrome’ was described. This syndrome was described in those who drank alcohol in excess, especially during winter. Now, researchers have made several findings concerning the effects of alcohol on the cardiac function following a study conducted between 2004 and 2011. The fact that alcohol abuse causes arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is not something completely new in cardiology. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is caused on the one hand by toxic alcohol aggression of the myocardium, and on the other hand, to thiam...
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5tips to maximize your Study Time in The Faculty of Medicine
Medical Students
More than anything else, you want to practice medicine and become a doctor. You jumped through some major hoops to get to medical school. But before you can work with patients, and get that coveted M.D. after your name, you have to get through a mountain of coursework in a short amount of time and score well on your exams, without losing your marbles in the process! Will the skills you gained as an undergrad be enough to carry you through the marathon of medical school? Have you ever heard of the 80/20 rule? Eighty percent of your success comes from 20 percent of your effort. As a medical student, can you identify the 20 percent of your effort that is causing most of your success? Once you h...
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7 Tips Should Every Medical Student do to get Rid of Laziness
Medical Students
1- Create a list of things to do Every night, before going to sleep, make a list of things you need to do the next day . This will allow you to have clear ideas of the tasks to be done and how long it could take. Pin everything, even things as simple as going to the bank or making the bed. Learn the concept that there are no important tasks and less important tasks, but only "things to do". 2- Plan your space and your time If you are organized and know how to divide your time, it will be even easier to do your homework. Organize your space also. A messy and dirty place, psychologically leads to doing nothing. And as if you never want to start something, because the effort seems useless. On...
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Top 5 Ways to Stay Awake in Med School/Residency
Medical Students
1. Take a power (caffeine) nap. Scientists say that a successful midday nap depends on two things: timing and (no kidding) caffeine consumption. Experiments performed at Loughborough University in the UK showed that the sleep-deprived need only a cup of coffee and 15 minutes of shut-eye to feel amazingly refreshed. 1. Right before you crash, down a cup of java. The caffeine has to travel through your gastro-intestinal tract, giving you time to nap before it kicks in. 2. Close your eyes and relax. Even if you only doze, you’ll get what’s known as effective microsleep, or momentary lapses of wakefulness. 3. Limit your nap to 15 minutes. A half hour can lead to sleep inertia, or the spinning...
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14 Tips To Stay Motivated While Studying Medicine
Medical Students
1- Remind yourself of your long-term goals. Being a doctor is not something easy , you will be responsible for patients life , if you are lazy while studying now , you may be a direct cause of a case of preventable death. Imagine if someone you love died cause of a medical error, It is not something easy at all. 2- Develop interest in what you have to study. This will make studying more enjoyable, for example if you want to be a surgeon you should study anatomy well , so anatomy is not only a subject of cadavers , anatomy is the first step to be a good surgeon. 3-Use a motivational poster. Place the poster where you can see it as you study. The poster should include positive words and a p...
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Babies A to Z book

Babies A to Z 
by Warwick Carter

Publisher: Medwords 2012
Number of pages: 55

A simple guide to babies, their problems, rearing, management, diseases, vaccinations, training and feeding up to two years of age. Despite its small size the book is comprehensive and includes the anatomy, symptoms, investigation, diseases, management, function, milestones and all other relevant information for the topic.


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Diabetic Foot Care
Health Tips
  Foot Care Inspect your feet every day, and seek care early if you do get a foot injury. Make sure your health care provider checks your feet at least once a year - more often if you have foot problems. Your health care provider should also give you a list and explain the do's and don'ts of foot care. Most people can prevent any serious foot problem by following some simple steps. So let's begin taking care of your feet today. Prevention Your health care provider should perform a complete foot exam at least annually - more often if you have foot problems. Remember to take off your socks and shoes while you wait for your physical examination. Call or see your hea...
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Chronic intestinal disorder
Chronic intestinal disorder The phrase intestinal motility disorders applies to abnormal intestinal contractions, such as spasms and intestinal paralysis. This phrase is used to describe a variety of disorders in which the gut has lost its ability to coordinate muscular activity because of endogenous or exogenous causes.Such disorders may be primary or secondary and may manifest in a variety of ways, including the following: ·         Abdominal distention ·         Recurrent obstruction ·         Severe abdominal colicky pain ·       ...
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How to write a medical history

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Nearly every encounter between medical personnel and a patient includes taking a medical history. The level of detail the history contains depends on the patient's chief complaint and whether time is a factor. When there is time for a complete history, it can include primary, secondary and tertiary histories of the chief complaint, a review of the patient's symptoms, and a past medical history

1- Take down the patient's name, age, height, weight and chief complaint or complaints.

2- Gather the primary history.
Ask the patient to expand on the chief complaint or complaints. In particular, ask about anything that the patient was unclear about or that you don't understand.
Get specific numbers for things like how long the patient has had the symptoms or how much pain, on a scale of 0 to 10, the patient is experiencing.
Record, as accurately as you can, what the patient tells you. Don't add your interpretation to what you hear.

3- Expand with the secondary history. This is where you ask about any symptoms the patient is experiencing that are related to the chief complaint. Associated symptoms are often the key to making a correct diagnosis.
The patient may not recognize that associated symptoms are related to the chief complaint and may not even view them as symptoms. You will have to interpret what you hear to complete this section of the medical history.

4- Take the tertiary history. This is anything in the patient's past medical history that may have something to do with the current chief complaint. By this point, you may already be fairly certain about the diagnosis, so you can hone in on specific problems or events that support it.

5- Include a review of symptoms. This is simply a list, by area of the body, of anything that the patient feels might not be normal. It's best to have the list of body areas in mind as you question the patient so you don't forget to ask about each one. Question the patient about these areas:
♥ General constitution
♥ Skin and breasts
♥ Eyes, ears, nose, throat and mouth
♥ Cardiovascular system
♥ Respiratory system
♥ Gastrointestinal system
♥ Genitals and urinary system
♥ Musculoskeletal system
♥ Neurological or psychological symptoms
♥ Immunologic, lymphatic and endocrine system

6- Interview the patient for a past medical history. This is background information on anything having to do with the patient's health, not just the current chief complaint. At a minimum it should include the following, but be prepared to take down any information the patient gives you that might be relevant:
♥ Allergies and drug reactions
♥ Current medications, including over-the-counter drugs
♥ Current and past medical or psychiatric illnesses or conditions
♥ Past hospitalizations
♥ Immunization status
♥ Use of tobacco, alcohol or recreational drugs
♥ Reproductive status (if female), including date of last menstrual period, last gynecological exam, pregnancies and contraception method
♥ Information on children
♥ Family status, including whether the patient is married, who the patient lives with and other relationships. Include questions about the patient's current sexual activity and history.
♥ Occupation, particularly if it includes exposure to hazardous materials


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