Incontinence in Children

Urinary incontinence The most common cause in children >5Y is detrusor instability. Common reversible causes: UTI, constipation, emotional stress. Diagnosis requires a full voiding and bowel history with examination to exclude neurological disorders. Treatment...

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Introduction to Abdominal Exam

For a detailed walkthrough of abdominal examination, please see the Abdominal Examination article INTRODUCTION… ·         Wash hands ·         Check patient name/DOB/hospital number ·         Introduce- “My name is…” ·         Consent – Explain what your going...

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Intussusception

Introduction This is a condition where-by one piece of bowel will ‘telescope’ inside another piece, resulting in obstruction, and sometimes ischaemia. Usually it is a piece of proximal bowel passing inside a more distal...

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Iron Studies

This test is used to distinguish iron-deficiency anaemia from other microcytic anaemias (usually anaemia of chronic disease, or rarely thalassaemia) In many cases of iron deficiency anaemia, the diagnosis is straightforward, and can be made...

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