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As an FY1 you will frequently see hypokalaemia and most trusts have guidelines that should be used in the first instance. The advice below is informal & based on broad day to day...
Non-Invasive Ventilation
Non-invasive ventilation is a way of providing ventilatory support to patients in respiratory failure without using an invasive airway device (e.g. ET tube or tracheostomy tube).The...
Heart Failure
Heart Failure
Heart Failure is not a diagnosis in itself, rather a collection of symptoms that require investigation to find the underlying cause.Heart failure syndrome is the term used to describe...
Mental Capacity
Mental Capacity
Mental Capacity is the ability to make your own decisions at the time at which the decision needs to be made. The mental capacity act was designed to protect and empower people who...
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Nasogastric Tubes
NG tubes are passed from the nose to the stomach. Depending on the material, they can stay between 2 to 6 weeks. However, they quite easily can fall out either being accidentally tugged...
Pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary embolism
A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blocked blood vessel in your lungs, most often due to a blood clot. It is common and can be asymptomatic but can be life-threatening if the clot is large...

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Common Eye Trauma
This article is the second of two articles about traumatic eye injuries. The first is called Basics of Eye Trauma with Emergency Pathologies and covers the relevant anatomy,...
Basics of eye trauma with emergency pathologies
This article is the first of two articles about traumatic eye injuries. This article covers the relevant anatomy, history, examination and emergency sight-threatening pathologies to...
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Functional Neurological Disorders (FND)
IntroductionFunctional neurological disorders are some of the most common neurological problems and are conceptualised as disorders of the functioning of the nervous system (rather...
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Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the third most common dementia across all age groups and the leading type of early-onset dementia. This type affects primarily the frontal and temporal...
A guide to foundation training posts in public health
If you’re a medical student and you know you want to do public health, or simply are interested in public health and want more experience, choosing the options can be confusing....
Applying to Public Health
Public health is a unique specialty programme – It is the only one you can enter without a medical degree. The good quality of life, diversity of teamwork, and high-impact work...
Cystic Fibrosis in Paediatrics
Cystic Fibrosis has a high incidence in the UK and Europe and 1 in 25 people are carriers. Whilst it is screened for on day 5 of life this does not always detect CF and so it is important...
IntroductionKeratitis is inflammation of the cornea.It may result from infective or non-infective causesInfectious keratitis can be classified as microbial keratitis (bacterial,...
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Mind The Bleep: The Podcast
Mental health and well-being are taboo subjects for medical students and doctors, and something which is often not talked about enough. This is surprising, considering there is a higher...
Assessing the floppy baby
A "floppy" baby may present in many different ways and there is a long list of differentials for a baby with reduced tone. This article will you refine your diagnostic skills when it...
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