Useful History taking format in medicine

History Taking Format Hello, Mr/Mrs/Miss.         . I am Dr.         , one of the doctors in this department. I am here to ask you some questions about your condition. Is that OK? I assure you whatever we talk will be strictly confidential. Present Illness What brought you to the hospital today?  (Could you tell me what happened?) Can you describe more about your symptom? Has this happened before? O (nset)           = When did it start? What were you doing when it started? D (uration)      = How long did it…

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The world’s oldest doctor dies at age 105!

Shigeaki Hinohara ( 4 October 1911 – 18 July 2017) was a Japanese physician. This extraordinary man continued with his practice as a doctor even after turning 100 years old. He was highly respected in Japan and was a honorary head of St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo. The cause of death was respiratory failure on July 18th, according to the hospital. He was 105. Hinohara had been suffering from medical conditions affecting his heart and other organs as a result of his age. He was born in Yamaguchi prefecture…

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Memorization Made Easy For Medical Students

A good memory is a useful tool to have by your side, no matter what your occupation is. Students, in particular, tend to encounter difficulties in memorizing a large amount of content, and that’s quite natural. Going through extensive reading material can be quite daunting, let alone memorizing it all. Medical students have to learn and memorize new things day in and day out. Memorizing material that you’ve never come across before and are learning for the first time is a neurochemical process that could be accomplished with ease with…

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3 Amazing Remedies to Alleviate Headaches

Headaches are a very common occurrence nowadays. They have become increasingly prevalent due to its established positive association with the many factors present in today’s urban lifestyle such as city’s photochemical smog, high cholesterol diets, and ubiquitously-present radio waves due to cell phones. The instant need for gratification is understandable because headaches can be a real bummer! However, popping a pill every time you experience a headache might not be the best approach for a number of reasons. Pharmacological agents act as ligands for certain receptors in our body, to…

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Oncologists urge you to stop eating these 8 foods that are proven to cause cancer

Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes. Known causes of cancer include genetics; lifestyle factors such as tobacco use, diet, and physical activity; certain infections; environmental exposures to different chemicals and radiation, and more. How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Much more than you might think. Research has shown that poor diet and not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk. The good news is that you do something about this. Besides…

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Ranking of best 40 Hospitals in the World!

According to The “Ranking Web of World Hospitals” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. 1.    Cleveland Clinic   USA 2.    St Jude Children’s Research Hospital USA 3.    Johns Hopkins Medicine USA 4.    Mayo Clinic Scottsdale AZ USA 5.    University of Maryland Medical Center USA 6.    M D Anderson Cancer Center USA 7.    Massachusetts General Hospital USA 8.   Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris France 9. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center USA 10.…

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Can Stress Cause Constipation?

It’s a commonly known fact that stress, and especially fear, can potentially cause sudden and unwanted bowel movements. Stress is often linked with diarrhea and is a strong risk factor in IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). But what’s less known is that stress can also prevent bowel movements. In some cases stress can actually lead to constipation. But how precisely can stress cause constipation and diarrhea? The Many Ways That Stress Affects the Bowel The reason that stress can cause diarrhea is that it produces more contraction in the muscles including…

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‘Social Snacking’ – Facebook Users Update Their Status to Feel Less Lonely

When friends – real, live friends, not “Facebook Friends” – told me about Facebook a few years ago and urged me to sign up, I asked them what it was like. Most of them talked about it in superlatives, saying how great it was to be able to stay in touch with friends all over the world and update them on the latest news and photos from their lives. But one passed along a warning, which unfortunately I did not heed. He said, “It’s the Internet counterpart of junk food.”…

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Contraceptives and sterilization (Arabic) – كيف يمكنني ممارسة حياتي الجنسية دون الخوف من حدوث حمل أو إنجاب أطفال؟!

“كيف يمكنني ممارسة حياتي الجنسية دون الخوف من حدوث حمل أو إنجاب أطفال؟!” قد يكون هذا من أشيع الأسئلة التي تطرح على طبيب الأسرة باعتبارها تشكل حيزا من اهتمام الشباب الغير مستعدين لتكوين عائلة، أو الذين انتهوا من إنجاب العدد المرغوب لديهم من الأطفال!! للأسف لا تتوفر، حتى اليوم، وسيلة مثلى لمنع الحمل، بحيث تكون ناجحة بنسبة 100% في منع الحمل، وخالية من الاعراض والاثار الجانبية او الاخطار الصحية، بالإضافة لكونها سهلة ومريحة للاستعمال وتكلفتها منخفضة جدا. وفي عملية اختبار مدى نجاعة وسائل المنع ، من المتبع قياس مدى فعالية…

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Antiobiotics: Bacteriostatic Vs. Bactericidal

Depending on mode of action, antibacterial drugs can stop multiplication of bacterial cells (bacteriostatic action) or however to provocate its deah (Bactericidal action). This division is somewhat conditional. Bactericidal antibacterial drugs (bactericide) in some bacteria can act only as bacteriostatic for example: penicillins which are bactericidal antibiotics, in enterococcus act as bacteriostatic – only stop the multiplication of enterococcos. From the other hand bacteriostatic drugs (bacteriostatic) in some bacteria can act as bactericidal afor example Cloramphenicol acts as bactericidal in haemophilus, macrolides and oxazolidinone in some sensitive bacteria also can…

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Author: Diala Diab                                                                  Country: Lebanon                                                                  Current School: Yeditepe                                University, Medical Faculty, Istanbul. Abstract: Topic: Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the most wide world leading causes of blindness as a result of prolonged and severe diabetes. Aim of the study: to figure out how Diabetic Retinopathy affects ethnicity and the increasing risk of different eye color categories at the same time. Methods:  27 organotypic cells culturing of 3 samples each of 9 retinoic gene cells of 3 different race groups: Hispanic Caucasian, Black, and White patients with early Diabetic…

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Which medical specialty is considered the most cerebral by other doctors? Why?

The question was asked on Quora byand answered by Liang-Hai Sie It Would Depend on the Specialty of the Doctor Doing the Considering. There is an old joke which goes like this: A GP doesn’t know anything and can’t do anything. A Physician knows everything but can’t do anything. A Surgeon doesn’t know anything but can do anything. And lastly: The Pathologist is always right, but arrives too late…. Of course, in the present day’s situation there is no truth to that joke, but it shows how different kinds of…

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‘Fear Not, This Is Normal’: Advice for Young Doctors

Medscape asked some of our contributors and our community to offer advice to soon-to-be residents. The responses that poured in went far beyond the expected tips to help achieve success during residency. Most submissions included insights from years of professional experience, along with wisdom to help all young doctors, not just those in training. In fact, the scope of the advice is likely to trigger reflection in those of all ages. Here are just a few highlights of what they had to say. Prime Directive One of the themes that…

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