Sunday, November 21, 2010

USMLE ALGORITHMS: Cushing Syndrome

This video explains the complete workup of Cushing Syndrome, the causes, the diagnosis, and the full management. It is very thorough. I hope you enjoy

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Generalized skin hyperpigmentation: causes

"With generalized, none of skin is SPARED ":
  • Sunlight
  • Pregnancy
  • Addison's disease
  • Renal failure
  • Excess iron (haemochromatosis)
  • Drugs (eg busulphan)

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SIngle Incision Laparoscopic GastroJejunostomy for an advanced cancer stomach


Radiographic Anatomy of Scapula

A good position of the patient moves the scapula away from the lung field. The medial border and inferior angle of the scapula are easily seen especially if the scapula is not moved away from the field.
Normal Adult Scapula, AP view


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Asian Ear Cleaning Tools

Ear cleaning is a very intimate process and feels extremely pleasant and stimulating when conducted by a trusted person. It has been traditionally performed in Asian countries for ages. People who experienced the sensation of having their ears cleaning during a trip to Japan, Thailand or Vietnam describe it as "Amazing", "Incredibly soothing" and "extremely relaxing". It has also been said that the procedure is like "intercourse for your ear".

As a sense organ the ear has a lot of nerve endings that are connected to other parts of our body, particularly internal organs. The stimulation to touch is therefore exciting and relaxing. Most people fall asleep within minutes due to the comfort this provides.

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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, 2010 (20th Anniversary Edition)

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