Warfarin

Warfarin is an anticoagulant which is used to prevent blood clotting in patients who are at high risk of developing blood clots. Such as people who are likely to suffer from/ or have: DVT,...

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Watering Eyes

Causes Excessive tear production – rare, may be seen in dry eye (drying of the eye leads to increased secretion of tears) Lid malposition causing punctal malposition – mild ectropion causes pooling and overflow...

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Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Introduction Whooping Cough (aka Pertussis) is a highly contagious infectious disease, which causes a type of bronchiolitis, caused by the bacterium Bordetella Pertussis. It is highly infectious, and can be deadly, especially in children under...

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Wilson’s Disease

Inheritance: autosomal recessive Pathology:copper incorporation into caeruloplasmin in hepatocytes and and its excretion into bile is impaired so copper is deposited into organs (firstly liver, then basal ganglia) Clinical: – Presents in children with liver failure/jaundice...

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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Introduction Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) is a genetic disorder that allows abnormal conduction to occur in the heart, via an accessory pathway. It is sometimes called a pre-excitation syndrome, and Wolff-Parkinson-White is by far the most...

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Wrist Fractures

<div=”contents”> Introduction FOOSH – “Fall On Out-Stretched Hand” is a common emergency department presentation that can result in a number of different fractures of the bones of the wrist. The majority of fractures involve...

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