Gallstones

Introduction Gallstones and biliary disease can be a bit confusing, and there is a lot of overlap. Essentially, gallstones themselves are not problematic in the vast majority of cases, but can predispose the other...

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GALS Examination

Introduction This stands for: Gait Arms Legs Spine The exam is a quick way of screening for musculoskeletal dysfunction. Most of the exam can be done without actually having to touch the patient, just...

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Gastric Physiology

Introduction The stomach can be roughly divided into two regions, which contain two different lots of cells, with different functions Oxyntic glandular area – this contains oxyntic (parietal cells) that secrete gastric juice and...

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Gastric Tumours

Introduction Unless otherwise stated, the article below refers to gastric adenocarcinoma The second most common cancer worldwide (behind lung cancer) Most common in South America and Japan (due to diet) 8th most common cancer...

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Gastroenteritis

Introduction Gastroenteritis (colloquially known by names names, including gastric flu, “gastro”, vomiting and diarrhoea, “food poisoning”) is a very common presentation to general practice and emergency departments, in people of all ages, but especially in children,...

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