Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery

336 pages
Publisher: Thieme; 1 edition (January 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865778302
ISBN-13: 978-0865778306

This pocket-sized Thieme flexibook offers quick, reliable clarification of a wide and often confusing array of presenting symptoms. The book provides vital diagnostic information in a convenient tabular format that leaves "no stone unturned" in considering the rarer possibilities, and is enormously helpful in achieving an accurate diagnosis. Handy and comprehensive, it is ideal for physicians involved in examining and admitting patients who require neurosurgical intervention.


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Chloroquine-Induced Hair Hypopigmentation

A 16-year-old, blonde-haired patient was evaluated for a new band of lighter-colored hair located approximately 3 cm from the scalp. The patient first noted the change in hair color 1 week after returning from a 2-week vacation in Costa Rica, during which she took chloroquine phosphate for malaria prophylaxis.

Instead of taking 500 mg weekly, the recommended dose for prophylaxis, the patient took 500 mg of chloroquine phosphate daily, starting 1 week before the trip, during the 2 weeks in Costa Rica, and for 1 week after returning home. She had taken the first dose 3.5 months before presentation. Hair hypopigmentation is a rare but reversible side effect of chloroquine.
Although most cases occur after 3 consecutive months of treatment with daily doses of more than 500 mg of the drug, rapid onset is also possible.

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The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics (Spiral Manual Series) – April 2010 Edition

Established for over 40 years as the “bible” of the medical ward. The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics is now in its Thirty-Third Edition and builds upon that proud tradition–with even more of the current information you need delivered in a time-saving, quick-reference style. Its portability, comprehensiveness, and ease of access makes it a favorite on-call resource for housestaff and faculty around the world. In this edition, color has been added for better navigation, new decision support algorithms have been added, and an improved templated and bulleted format facilitates a quicker answer. With this edition you now have the capability to upload this content to your handheld device and receive updates to the information throughout the activation period. Plus, you have access to eight medical calculators that include: GFR – Cockcroft-Gault Method (Adult); Urea Reduction % (Hemodialysis); Transtubular Potassium Gradient; Osmolal Gap; Anion Gap; Serum Osmolality; Reticulocyte Index; and Body Mass Index (BMI).


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blast from Europe's medieval medical past are medicinal leeches

Miichael Palin experiments with a traditional Russian health therapy in Estonian capital Tallinn by allowing a doctor to cover him in sucking leeches. Fascinating video that is definitely not for the faint hearted! Taken from BBC travel documentary, Palin's New Europe.

In modern medicine, however, leeches are used in reconstructive surgery to provide a vacuum effect that helps stimulate blood circulation. This process is crucial to help kick start blood flow into, for example, a reattached finger.


Osteogenesis imperfecta and it`s subtypes

Krish 5 Year old boy brought to the hospital by his mother because she has noticed that her child did not have appropriate height for his age and having Mild limb deformity.This child has a previous Hx of Right tibial fracture when the child was 3years old.

Osteogenesis imperfecta
Osteogenesis imperfecta also known as Brittle Bone Disease or Lobstein syndrome
It is a group of diseases where ..............

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