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Eyes on eye disease: Cataracts

Invariably when I ask my patients about their family history of eye disease they’ll tell me 1. my parents wear reading glasses, and 2. my grandma had..umm…that thingy removed from her eyes last year..err macular? 966 more words

For Patients

Calling All Poop Queens and Kings!

Of all the preventive cancer screenings, colorectal cancer has the most stigma, elicits the strongest reactions and fear, and is also the most misunderstood. Therefore, there is no room for bashfulness or modesty when developing plans for patient outreach and recall around colorectal cancer. 508 more words

Performance Improvement

Right now Medical device hazard analysis, the core of medical devices

Medical device hazard analysis is of vital importance to a medical device. Medical device hazard analysis is at the heart of medical devices because if the device is not analyzed thoroughly for the hazard, or danger, that it poses, it is likely to cause problems of any kind to the user. 758 more words


Palace of Care - "Thank you for teaching me an important lesson."

This blogpost is dedicated to a patient that I never thanked for the part she had to play in my palliative care education.

The sharing of patient stories can have a huge role to play in the education of healthcare practitioners and laypeople. 708 more words


Critical Analysis- Older Athletes

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This text is a critical analysis of the 2016 article ‘Clinical Considerations for the ageing Athlete’ by Shane P Brun.

The introduction of this piece gave a clear definition of the topic and the content to be discussed. 225 more words


Atipic Axillary Mass: Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma within Castleman's Disease: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a rare neoplasm (0.4% of soft tissue sarcomas) originating from follicular dendritic cells. On the other hand, Castleman’s disease (CD) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder first described in 1956 by Castleman et al as a benign, localized enlargement of hyperplastic lymph nodes. 109 more words


A diagnostic biomarker: differential expression of LMP2/β1i in human uterine neoplasms

Uterine leiomyosarcoma (Ut-LMS) more frequently develops in the muscle tissue layer of the uterine body than in the uterine cervix. The development of gynecological tumors is often correlated with the secretion of female hormones; however, the development of Ut-LMS has not been correlated with hormonal conditions, and risk factors remain unknown. 79 more words