Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Caplan Syndrome (Coal worker's)

Posteroanterior radiograph shows a multitude of fairly well-circumscribed nodules and masses ranging in diameter from 1 to 5 cm, scattered randomly throughout both lungs with no notable anatomic predilection. No cavitation is apparent, and there is no evidence of calcification.

This patient, a 56-year-old man, had been a coal miner for many years and in recent years had developed arthralgia, which proved to be due to rheumatoid arthritis. As a means of establishing the nature of the pulmonary nodules, a percutaneous needle aspiration was performed on the large mass situated in the lower portion of the left lung (arrowheads): Several milliliters of inky black fluid were aspirated.

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Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th Edition

Introducing the most dramatically revised edition of Harrison's ever!

Now with NEW bonus DVD with 37 chapters and more than 500 brand new images and video clips!


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Mnemonic for Causes of Pancreatitis

A common mnemonic for causes of Pancreatitis " I GET SMASHED ",an allusion to heavy drinking(one of the many causes)

-I: idiopathic
-G: gallstone; Gallstones that travel down the common bile duct and which subsequenly get stuck in the Ampulla of Vater .................

Mnemonic for Causes of Pancreatitis

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This Video Algorithm is going to discuss Upper GI Bleeding. Topics included:

- Mallory Weiss
- Boerhaave's Syndrome
- Esophageal Varices

We will be discussing the presentation of Upper GI bleeding, as well as the full management.

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