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

Introduction Ectopic pregnancy is defined as: Implantation of conceptious outside uterine cavity When women of reproductive age present with pelvic pain and positive pregnancy test assume ectopic pregnancy until proven otherwise. The main differential is...

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Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)

Introduction Atopic eczema (aka atopic dermatitis) is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin condition that presents as a poorly demarcated, itchy red rash. It typically affects the skin folds, especially in the elbows and behind...

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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

Introduction Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain parenchyma that is usually caused by an infection. The infection can be viral or bacterial in origin, but is most commonly viral. HSV (herpes simplex virus) is...

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