Eating Disorders and Weight Loss

Introduction Eating disorders are associated with a high degree of morbidity, and occasionally – mortality. They most commonly present in adolescent females. About 1 in 20 young females who pursue a ‘diet’ to lose weight will...

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ECG Abnormalities

This article “ECG Abnormalities” is part of the almostadoctor ECG series. It provides information about the interpretation of ECGs. For a quick view of common ECG abnormalities see Summary of ECG Abnormalities. To learn about...

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Echocardiogram

Introduction Often just called an ‘echo’, echocardiography is ultrasound of the heart. It gives a reasonably accurate picture of the valves and chambers of the heart, and also gives an idea of the velocity...

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Ectopic Pregnancy

Definition Implantation of conceptious outside uterine cavity When Women in reproductive age present with pelvic pain and positive pregnancy test à Ectopic pregnancy until proven otherwise   Incidence 20:1000 pregnancies Increasing from 11:1000 pregnancies...

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Eczema (Dermatitis)

Eczema (aka Dermatitis) presents as a poorly demarcated, itchy rash. There are several causes. By far the most common is atopic eczema, but irritants and venous stasis can also cause the condition. Atopic Eczema...

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is an inherited connective tissue disorder caused by defective collagen synthesis. Symptoms vary widely between individuals. Some may be hardly effected, whilst other live severely restricted lives. Epidemiology and Aetiology Several types...

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Elbow Examination

Look Look from the front for the carrying angle and from the side for flexion deformity Look at elbow for scars, rashes, muscle wasting, rheumatoid nodules, swellings and psoriatic plaques Feel Using the back...

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Emergency Contraception

Introduction Emergency contraception is an important post-coital method of contraception to prevent pregnancy from occurring. These methods do not cause abortion. Instead, they prevent ovulation, fertilisation, and/or implantation. There are three methods by which...

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Encephalitis

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain parenchyma that is usually caused by a viral infection. Aetiology Encephalitis is usually viral in origin. Causative organisms include: Echoviruses Coxsackie Mumps Herpes simplex – This often causes...

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