Culture and Contraception

Introduction When discussing contraception with a patient, in may be useful to understand a little about the patient’s religious background. Obviously, it is not the medical professional’s position to advise on any religious aspects,...

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CURB-65 Score

Community-acquired pneumonia Severity can be assessed by using the CURB-65 score (1 point for each): Confusion Urea >7mmol/L Respiratory rate ≥ 30/min BP < 90 systolic and/or 60mmHg diastolic Age ≥ 65 Score: 0-1...

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Cushing’s Syndrome

Introduction The term Cushing’s syndrome is used to describe state of excess free circulating glucocorticoid (cortisol). Florid disease is easy to spot, but subtle cases can be more difficult. The nature of glucocorticoid levels...

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