These are my "concise" notes on medicine and surgery that I made for Finals and used as my main source of revision. Covers a plethora of topics ranging from anaesthetics to cardiology to endocrinology to vascular surgery. It's aimed at Final year students and should be all you need to pass the big exam!
Dr Garry Pettet
over 6 years ago
Dr Danielle Reddi is a Pain Research Fellow and Speciality Registrar in Anaesthesia at University College London Hospital, London, NW1 2BU, Dr Natasha Curran is Consultant in Pain and Anaesthesia, UCLH and Dr Robert Stephens is Consultant in Anaesthesia, UCLH.
about 2 years ago
I completed this article in collaboration with a senor registrar whilst studying as an undergraduate medical student in Dundee. This article outlines the proposed introduction of a technique that employs ultrasound to visualise the femoral nerve whilst performing a femoral nerve block. This procedure is performed on patients in both the emergency dept and surgical theatres. Traditionally this procedure has been performed using a 'blind technique' which has an increased association with side effects including inadvertent damage to local structures and systemic toxicity related to local anaesthetic. In the article we give a brief outline of both the the traditional and ultrasound guided techniques and allow readers to understand the benefits of using the proposed technique. We believe that this article will be of great interest to senior medical student and junior doctors who are interested in careers in emergency medicine and anaesthesia. This
over 5 years ago
An interactive prezi presentation looking at the causes, diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis. This presentation was originally given in the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham during a 4th year Special Study Module in Anaesthetics. Link - http://prezi.com/r6ss-d4ujx0j/present/?auth_key=2nj1mn9&follow=nk5qzh4xxo8v#165
over 5 years ago
This is a song about the use of Metformin in diabetes. Below is a short outline of its use: - Drug name - Metformin - Drug class - Biguanide - Mechanism - Decreases gluconeogenesis and increases peripheral utilisation of glucose. Works only if there is some residual function of pancreatic islet cells - Indications - Diabetes Mellitus - Contra-indications- Ketoacidosis or Lactic Acidosis - General anaesthesia (suspend on morning of surgery and resume when renal function returns) - Side-effects - Anorexia, nausea, vomiting diarrhoea, abdominal pain, taste disturbance - Possible interactions - Diatrizoate - may cause lactic acidosis - Gatifloxacin - hypoglycaemia - Iodinated radiocontrasts - lactic acidosis - Elimination - Renal - Patient information - Metformin causes weight loss (caution in patients with low BMI)
over 5 years ago
In this audio podcast Dr Richard Jones talks to Dr Gareth Jones a consultant anaethetist about analgesia - as it is an informal discussion style it is easy to listen to and follow. More content can be found at www.surgeryandmedicine.com
almost 8 years ago
Anaesthesia UK FRCA: A site for anaesthetists in training. Contains summary pages that will help with revision for the primary FRCA examination in anaesthesia. Includes multiple choices as well as topic summaries
over 2 years ago