As a physician, it is your duty to provide your patients with the relevant medical information in order to help them choose a treatment plan. Even if a treatment is medically indicated and you think it is in their best interest, it is ultimately up to the patient to decide… Continue Reading Legal and Ethical Aspects of Medicine – Consent: By Nelson Chan M.D.

When you think about looking inside your own body, you may only be able to picture images like this or this. But an emerging technique gives us pictures that look like this…using laser-induced sound waves. Early technologies that use this technique seem to provide us with highly detailed, super clear… Continue Reading A New Laser Technology Can See Inside Our Bodies Like Never Before

– You don’t look happy. – We have to talk. Uh, o – It’s about your health. Oh no. Is it really necessary? – Just take a look at something. Really? What now? – It’s on the web. Its great. Twenty-eight doctors and healers all speaking about homeopathic remedies for… Continue Reading Homeopathic Remedies and Holistic Definitions of Alternative Medicine

I feel wonderful about my decision and my results. My PSA today is zero and it’s just to let people know that you can have a normal life after surgery. My reaction to it was that I was going to eat everything I wanted to eat that I hadn’t been… Continue Reading Prostate Cancer Treatment (11): Patient Perspectives

Pain assessment transcript Hello there. My name is Sue Wong — I’m a registered nurse. I’m one of the facilitators at UTS. You’ll be watching a role-play, and it’s a typical scenario that you may experience when you go out on clinical placement. You’ll be watching an interaction between myself,… Continue Reading Pain assessment

Proteinuria occurs when urinary excretion of protein is abnormally high (>150mg/day). It is important to distinguish transient and persistent proteinuria as it helps us to distinguish benign, self-limiting etiologies from more significant illnesses. In fact the presence of proteinuria for more than three months with or without a decrease in… Continue Reading Nephrology – Proteinuria: By Manish Suneja M.D.

An enlarged spleen is a physical exam finding that has a broad differential. Let’s investigate the three primary causes; congestion, infiltration, and proliferation: we can remember it as C-I-P. First let’s look at congestion. Increased blood pressure in the splenic vein can cause a cascade of congestion, hyperplasia and fibrosis… Continue Reading Splenomegaly: Remember the 3 primary causes with CIP

Hannah Newstead: My name is Hannah Newstead and I am currently studying Adult Nursing at LSBU. The teaching and facilities here are really high tech and the lecturers really know their stuff. It’s very exciting how they are able to teach us and they are still practicing themselves; I think… Continue Reading London South Bank University Faculty of Health and Social Care

Low back pain will occur in 75% of people at some point in their lives. Thankfully, 90% of episodes are benign and self limiting. We can group low back pain into four types dependent on the main site of pain and positions of exacerbation: Mechanical low back pain dominant; Worse… Continue Reading Orthopedics – Low Back Pain: By Simon Harris M.D.

Let’s conduct a hypothetical clinical trial of a new drug that may reduce pain. We’ll take 3000 patients and assign them to three groups randomly. We’ll give group 1 no treatment. Group 2 will receive a sugar pill containing no active substances, and Group 3 will get our drug. We’ll… Continue Reading Acupuncture