Monday, 17 December 2018

Test Your Medicine Knowledge

The correct answer is amitriptyline (A)

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA); a class of drugs that can cause fatal drug poisoning. 

Although it is not regularly prescribed as in the past due to better alternatives, Amitriptyline may be used to treat depression, post-herpetic neuralgia, nocturnal enuresis in children and as migraine prophylaxis.

When a patient overdoses on amitriptyline and other tricyclic antidepressants, the central nervous system and the heart are the two main systems affected. Symptoms include coma, respiratory depression, dry mouth, hypotension, and tachycardia. Other problems include cardiac rhythm disturbances, conduction delay (QRS prolongation), and seizures.

Sodium Bicarbonate is a key treatment in amitriptyline and other tricyclic antidepressant toxicity.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Human Heart Forgotten on a Flight

Strange but true- On Sunday, a human heart intended for transplant was treated just like any other piece of baggage, when it was forgotten and not transferred from the cargo hold on a Dallas-bound flight from Seattle.

The heart was sent from California and was "intended to stay in Seattle for delivery to a local hospital" but was mistakenly kept on the connecting flight to Dallas.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Can you guess the diagnosis?

This is the Leser-TrĂ©lat sign. 

It is defined as the sudden eruption of multiple seborrheic keratoses caused by a malignancy/cancer (part of a paraneoplastic syndrome). This means once you see this sign, the patient most likely has an underlying malignancy.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Test Your Medicine Knowledge





The correct answer is B.
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High doses of intravenous corticosteroids, such as methylprednisolone (1000 mg daily for 3-5 consecutive days) are the drug of choice to reduce the duration of relapse/symptomatic attacks, in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Amantadine is often used for the treatment of fatigue in MS but is not specifically indicated to reduce the duration of significant MS relapses. Metoprolol has no role in the treatment of MS.

If a patient suffers depression, antidepressants may be used but they do not reduce the duration of MS exacerbations.

DOCTORS BELIEVE A WOMAN WHO DIED FROM A RARE BRAIN-EATING AMOEBA USED TAP WATER TO RINSE HER SINUSES

A 69-year-old woman from Seattle has died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba, Balamuthia mandrillaris.

As per a report in International Journal of Infectious Diseases, a sinus infection had earlier made the woman visit a doctor, who prescribed her with a neti-pot to flush out the sinus, a commonly used treatment. The treatment requires the use of sterile or saline water. The woman, however, used tap water which can contain tiny organisms that are safe to drink but can survive in nasal passages.

Yellow fever in Abuja


Yellow fever alert in Abuja!!!
BE AWARE!!
GET VACCINATED!!

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Maxillofacial Injury



This farmer was successfully treated after he was attacked on his farm by unknown assailants who stole his phone, money and other items.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Can you guess the diagnosis?


This condition is known as Noma (Cancrum oris) and is typically found in children who are chronically malnourished, or after an epidemic of measles,  diarrhea, or malaria.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Physician and wife murdered in Adamawa

#JusticeForTheMalgwis 

Dr. Mwajim Malgwi, an Adamawa State-based medical doctor, and his wife Elizabeth were reported killed on Sunday evening on their farm on the outskirts of Yola by unidentified gunmen.

He and his wife were brutally murdered in their car when assailants opened fire on their car.

Late Dr. Malgwi was Commissioner for Health in the old Gongola State from 1988 to1989. He was aged 73.

Test Your Medicine Knowledge

The correct answer is amitriptyline (A) Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA); a class of drugs that can cause fatal dru...