Stable Angina (Angina Pectoris)

Introduction Stable angina¬†(aka Angina Pectoris)¬†is a common presentation of Coronary Heart disease – CHD(aka Ischaemic Heart disease – IHD) Stable angina, (aka ‚ÄėAngina pectoris‚Äô, and colloquially “Angina“) is a syndrome which causes exertional chest...

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Statins

Statins are cholesterol lowering drugs widely used for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. They are used for primary prevention in patients with high cholesterol, and secondary prevention in patients with a previous cardiovascular event...

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Status Epilepticus

Definition Tonic Clonic Seizure lasting > 5 minutes, OR Two or more seizures without full recovery (GCS = 15) in between (over any time period, usually within an hour or so) Seizures in status epileptics...

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Stephens-Johnson Syndrome – SJS

Introduction Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, but serious and potentially fatal skin disorder. It is an immune-complex mediated hypersensitivity reaction. The term toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) was previously be believed to be a different disorder,...

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Sterilisation

Introduction Can be controversial in some cultures Should only be undertaken in stable relationships where the couple is certain they do not want any more children Epidemiology Rates falling in developed countries UK is...

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Stomas

Introduction “Stoma” is the Greek for mouth or opening. In anatomy, a stoma is technically any opening of the body (such as the mouth or anus). However, usually in medicine when we refer to...

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Strongyloides

Introduction Strongyloides is a type of threadworm that commonly infections humans and other mammals. It is much less common in developed countries than another type of threadworm – pinworms. Colloquially, “threadworm” usually refers to...

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