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Category list : Anatomy and physiology

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  • 'Verruca Vulgaris'

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    Features27 March, 2015

    A 5 year-old patient presents with this lesion, which began as a blister and evolved into the above growth over the course of 5 days.

  • Volunteers who help out at mealtimes can improve patients nutritional intake

    Benefit of using volunteers for mealtime assistanceSubscription

    Clinical16 March, 2015

    With poor nutrition all too common, the involvement of mealtime volunteers on a ward caring for older people has led to positive outcomes for patients, staff and volunteers

  • 'Complex Regional Pain Syndrome'

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    Features13 March, 2015

    Following a total hip replacement, this 61 year-old patient developed heterotrophic ossification which was removed due to friction against the greater trochanter of the femur.

  • Alcohol may make you think you're more attractive

    No proof 'alcohol will make you more gorgeous'

    NHS Choices13 March, 2015

    “How having just the one drink can make you look more gorgeous, according to science,” The Independent reports. But the “science” turns out to be an experiment carried out under highly artificial conditions.

  • 'Ex vivo lung perfusion'

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    Features6 March, 2015

    This image provides a rare look into ex vivo lung perfusion (ELVP), an emergent therapy applied to donor lungs to improve organ quality prior to transplantation.

  • 'Erythema Multiforme'

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    Features27 February, 2015

    This pediatric patient presented with symptoms of a fever, upper respiratory tract infection and new erythematous targetoid lesions on the abdomen and all four limbs.

  • 'Severe Frostbite'

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    Features20 February, 2015

    Frigid weather conditions in many parts of the world are causing an increase in cold-weather injuries like frostbite.

  • Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young child

    Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young childSubscription

    Clinical16 February, 2015

    Skull fractures associated with intracranial injury are a leading cause of traumatic death in childhood. Children with head injuries should be monitored for signs of deterioration

  • 'Petechia'


    Features13 February, 2015

    This patient presented with an eruption of petechia, caused by thrombocytopenia.

  • Bacteria could be used to stimulate the production of insulin

    Modified bacteria may be useful in treating diabetes

    NHS Choices11 February, 2015

    “Breakthrough pill can cure diabetes,” is the completely misleading report in the Daily Express.