Coarctation of the aorta

Introduction Coarctation of the aorta – L-to-R shunt – ACYANOTIC Accounts for up to 10% of congential heart defects Male:female ratio is 2:1 Affects 10-20% of patients with Turner’s Syndrome Almost always affects the...

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Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is a common but often under diagnosed gastrointestinal disorder. Its presentation is often vague and a low level of suspicion should be applied to anybody who presents with non-specific abdominal symptoms, and...

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Colorectal Cancer

Summary This article refers to cancer of the large bowel. Interestingly, the small bowel is a very rare site for carcinoma, despite the fact it has the highest cell turnover of anywhere in the...

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Common Drug Doses

Drug Dose How Often Route Analgesia   Paracetamol 0.5 – 1 g QDS PO / IV Ibuprofen (”Brufen”) 400mg TDS PO Diclofenac (”Volterol”) 50mg BD PO / PR Codeine 30 – 60mg QDS PO...

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Common Drug Interactions

Introduction “Does it interact with any of my other medications doctor?”. I hear it every day. Usually several times. And most commonly from the person who is already taking 20 medications. And according to...

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Comparison of Intracranial Haemorrhage

Comparison of Intracranial Haemorrhage Feature Subarachnoid Subdural Extradural Location The inner most layer around the brain tissue Between the dura mater and arachnoid mater The outermost layer, between the skull and dura mater Mechanism...

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