Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Video: Smokers Lung And A Normal Lung


Here we have an example of a Smokers lungs vs healthy lungs.
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The difference between these two lungs needs no real description.
My views on smoking are pretty split to be honest, I have a few close friends and family who smoke. And I've personally tried to get my dad to quit many times but at the same time do not want to push him too hard because I know he is has a lot of pressure at work.
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I've seen first hand how much damage smoking could do to the body when I did my Asthma/Smoking lab research project.

Video: Resuscitation Of A Newborn


๐Ÿ“น:Resuscitation of a newborn with a very poor APGAR score (Watch the baby turn pink at the end)
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๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“šInitial resuscitative measures for all neonates include providing warmth, drying, and stimulating breathing (eg, flicking the soles of the feet, rubbing the back).
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๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’Š If there is obvious obstruction to spontaneous breathing, the airway is cleared using bulb suction or a suction catheter. If deep suctioning is required, appropriately sized catheters must be used. Infants not responding with appropriate respirations and heart rate may require positive pressure ventilation (PPV) and O2 therapy.
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๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’ŠThe infant is quickly dried and placed supine under a preheated overhead warmer in the delivery room. The neck is supported in the neutral position (sniffing position) to maintain an open airway.
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Nigerian Mother Births White Baby A Second Time

A black mother who gave birth to a million-to-one, white, blue-eyed baby boy has stunned doctors by having a second white child.
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Financial analyst Catherine Howarth, believed the rare recessive white gene that resulted in son Jonah, three, being completely white would not strike a second time.
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So she was stunned when the midwife handed her daughter Sophia and she was as white as her big brother.
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Friday, 27 January 2017

NMA bars doctors from treating political appointees in Kogi

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has directed its members to stop attending to health needs of commissioners , special advisers and other categories of political appointees in Kogi State until further notice.
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๐Ÿ“Dr Magnus Ogaraku, the Chairman of the state chapter of the NMA, announced this at a news conference in Lokoja on Thursday.
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He said that the ban also covered the family members and aides of the political appointees.
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๐Ÿ”ตOgaraku, who spoke shortly after an emergency meeting of the Executive State Officer Committee of the association, directed doctors in public and private hospitals in the state to immediately comply with the decision.
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๐Ÿ”ตThe Chairman, who was flanked by the state Secretary of the NMA, Dr Zubair Kabiru, also directed doctors working in all state-owned hospitals to commence an indefinite strike immediately .
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๐Ÿ”ตTheir counterparts in the Federal Medical Centre will embark on one week sympathy strike as from Jan.30, he said.
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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended it seven days nationwide warning strike and has given the Federal Government another 21 days ultimatum to meet its demands.
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The President of the association, Dr John Onyebueze, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.
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It would be recalled that the resident doctors had on January 18 embarked on seven days warning strike for the government to meet their demands.
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Intrauterine device (IUD) insertion


IUDs are equivalent to tubal sterilization at preventing pregnancy (over 99%effective); in addition to vasectomy, they are the most cost-effective method of long-term contraception.
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๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“—The most popular IUDs in use are the copper T380A IUD (Paraguard) and two levonorgestrel-releasing (IUS) intrauterine systems (Mirena and Skyla).
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๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“˜You should know that during the insertion of an IUD, some women go into vasovagal shock. To manage this, you need to:

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Mnemonic for macrolides

Check out these mnemonics for remembering the Macrolides. I was inspired by @simplify.drugs post to share my personal macrolides mnemonic (bottom picture). Hope you like them๐Ÿ˜

You can follow their page for more๐Ÿ˜€ @simplify.drugs

Baby Who Is Just 3 Weeks Old Suffers Rare Skin Condition That Has Peeled 65% Of His Skin


A baby boy was born with a rare incurable disease that means a cuddle from his parents could cause his skin to fall off.

Kaheel Clark-Smith was diagnosed with the condition after being born with small blisters on his arms.

But now at three-weeks-old, the poor tot has lost 60% of his skin - and is so fragile, a small touch could peel his skin away.
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And his distraught parents Kadyem, 22, and Kyera, 20, can’t even hold their little boy, who suffers from Epidermolyosis Bullosa (EB), for comfort.
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EB is a rare genetic disorder that causes the skin to blister and burst, leaving raw sores that are susceptible to infections.
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Necrotizing fascitis

Necrotizing fasciitis is a type of soft tissue infection. It can destroy the tissue in your skin and muscles as well as subcutaneous tissue, which is the tissue beneath your skin.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Doctor shares positive story of a former patient

This is the type of story I love reading. Check out Dr. Femi's account of an encounter with a patient below:๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡
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๐Ÿ“"We still have some very good patients. Not all of them throw it to our faces when it's time to settle bills. Not all of them sing their popular song " what have they done that they are asking for this amount"?
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๐Ÿ“Some really nice ones are still out there, though few. Yea, very few of them. Our trauma centre in Ogun state,Nigeria had this family, exactly a week ago having suffered some injuries from a Road Traffic Accident.

The First Nude Exercise Class In Britain

The only thing better than working out is working out naked of course!! That's obviously Helen Smith, 35,  was thinking when she launched Britain's first nude-ercise class where keep fit fanatics work out completely naked.
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The first class which held Saturday evening in Southampton.with ten participants  aged between 33 and 70, included jumping-jacks, sit-ups, push-ups and partner work.
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Ms Smith, who is a British Naturism member, said: 'The main benefit of exercising naked is that you can really see what the instructor is doing in the exercises.
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'For example, if you are doing a plank but wearing baggy exercise clothes, it is hard to tell if you have the correct form or not.

Mnemonic for Murphy's sign

Murphy's sign is elicited by direct palpation of the right upper quadrant and asking the patient to breathe deeply. An abrupt arrest (CEASE) of breathing during inspiration due to pain is a positive Murphy sign and is seen ONLY in acute cholecystitis.
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Saturday, 21 January 2017

FG sacks striking resident doctors

The Federal Government has asked Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Hospitals to replace resident doctors who are currently on a warning strike.

This development is coming barely 24 hours after the commencement of one week warning strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors.

Video: Tooth Extraction



๐Ÿ“•Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.
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๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’‰There are two types of extractions:
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๐Ÿ˜ทA surgical extraction – this is a more complex procedure, which is used if a tooth may have broken off at the gum line or has not erupted in the mouth. The oral surgeon will make a small incision into your gum to surgically remove the broken tooth or impacted wisdom tooth.

Video: Wound Healing


๐Ÿ“น: Wound Healing
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The human adult wound healing process can be divided into 3 or 4 distinct phases.
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In the 4-phases concept, there are the
๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“—hemostasis phase
๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“˜the inflammatory phase
๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“™the proliferation phase
๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“—and the remodeling phase.
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➤In the 3-phases approach, the hemostasis phase is contained within the inflammatory phase.
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➤Categories of Wound Healing:
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๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’ŠCategory 1: Primary wound healing or healing by first intention occurs within hours of repairing a full-thickness surgical incision.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Video: Achilles Tendon Rupture


The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run, and jump.
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๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸจA rupture of the tendon is a tearing and separation of the tendon fibers so that the tendon can no longer perform its normal function.
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๐Ÿ’Š๐ŸจOne method to test for rupture is the Calf squeeze (Thompson) test.
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University of Ibadan 2016 during their CPR training


University of Ibadan 2016 set during their Basic life support (BLS) training also known as CPR.
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Basic Life Support (BLS) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.It is used in the management of a number of conditions, such as cardiac arrest, choking and drowning.
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"Your strike is illegal!!"- FMOH to resident doctors

The Federal Ministry of Health  (FMOH) sent an ominous letter to all CMDs about the ongoing Resident doctors' strike.
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Excerpts read: "Health is an essential service. Therefore any strike in the health sector is illegal."
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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Video: Exploratory Laparotomy


๐ŸŽฅ: Exploratory laparotomy.
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๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’ŠAn exploratory laparotomy is usually performed in patients with acute or unexplained abdominal pain, in patients who have sustained abdominal trauma, and occasionally for staging in patients with a malignancy.
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๐Ÿ”ตSometimes, it may serve as a means of confirming a diagnosis (as in the case of laparotomy and biopsy for intra-abdominal masses that are considered inoperable). These applications are distinct from laparotomy performed for specific treatment, in which the surgeon plans and executes a therapeutic procedure.
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๐Ÿšซ❌The primary contraindication for exploratory laparotomy is unfitness for general anesthesia. Peritonitis with severe sepsis, advanced malignancy, and other comorbid conditions may render patients unfit for general anesthesia.

Video: Butt Implant


๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘RepostBy @drjplasticsurgery:
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"Another day, another #NaturalButtLift๐Ÿ‘. It takes a true expert to create a natural shape with these beautiful, feminine contours๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸปAnd please never forget to verify that your surgeon is #BoardCertified‼️ #NaturalButtLift #itsPerfect #LiveTheDream

NMA Zamfara withdraws its services to Police

Medics, do you support this move?๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ
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Zamfara State doctors withdraw medical services to all police officers and their families, after a doctor lost some teeth to police brutality.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Video: Ectopia Cordis


๐ŸŽฅ: Ectopia Cordis
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๐Ÿ“šEctopia cordis is an extremely rare congenital malformation where the heart is located partially or totally outside the thoracic cavity. The four main ectopic positions are:
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝadjacent to the thorax: ~60 %
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝabdominal: 15-30%
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝthoraco-abdominal: 7-18%
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝcervical: ~3%

Bacterial vaginosis


#Justbecauseitsfriday Let's talk about Bacterial vaginosis....the cause of the popular fishy smell down there.
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BV is a common condition of the vagina caused by an overgrowth of various germs (bacteria).
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๐ŸจN.B It is not a sexually transmitted disease, so there's no need to be ashamed of it.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Sexual arousal from Amputation (Acrotomphilia) .

From @medicalphy:

๐Ÿจ"Acrotomphilia is a sexual interest in amputees; practitioners consider amputated limp stumps to be erotically exciting. Sexual interest in a particular amputee is not acrotomphilia — the paraphilia is based on fetishizing amputation, not falling in love or lust with a particular person who happens to have lost a limb.
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VIDEO: Fasciotomy



The video shows a Fasciotomy; a limb-saving clinical procedure done to relieve compartment syndrome.
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๐ŸจCompartment syndrome is a painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels. This pressure can decrease blood flow, which prevents nourishment and oxygen from reaching nerve and muscle cells. Without treatment, it can lead to permanent muscle damage.
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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Video: Repair of an intestinal perforation


๐Ÿจ๐Ÿ“šGastrointestinal perforation is a medical emergency with increased mortality if immediate medical care is not received. Early diagnosis and treatment is key to survival.
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝSymptoms of a GI perforation include severe stomach pain, vomiting, and fever.
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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Medlaughs- A pharmacist's job description

Lol..a pharmacist's job description ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. Pharmacists in the house, is this true? Tag a pharmacist to find out๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡
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Credit: @greatkingrego @regocareassociates๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Limp amputation and reattachment

๐ŸจLosing a limb is a frightening experience for both victims and observers of an amputation and more often than not, it is a result of major trauma to the body.
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๐ŸจOn the brighter side, modern medicine has made it possible for severed limbs and digits to be reattached successfully; depending on how well it was preserved post-amputation.
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So how do you preserve an amputated limb/finger properly:
1. ๐ŸฉMoisten a sterile gauze with sterile saline.
2. ๐ŸฉWrap the limb in the gauze and place in a plastic bag.
3. ๐ŸฉPlace the bag on ice.
4. ๐ŸฉTransport the patient to the nearest emergency department.
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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

A message from Doctor @asabi_ade๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ
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: "VACCINATION!!! PAP SMEAR!!! VACCINATION!!! PAP SMEAR!!! Do you know that Cervical Cancer is preventable??
YES, up to 93% of Cervical Cancers are preventable..
You can get it prevented by-
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◇ Getting vaccinated, which is ideally given before a lady gets sexually active, and if sexually active, ladies before 26yrs could still benefit from the vaccine.
Girls of about 11 or 12yrs old get 2 shots of the HPV vaccine 6-12months apart, while Adolescents less than 26years of age should get 3 shots of the vaccine over 6months. ◇Another way of prevention is the PAP TEST.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Incredible Plastic Surgery

I've come across this picture so many times and wondered about the story behind the picture. Now I know and in case you were wondering like me; it goes thus:๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

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"This is Eric Moger, 60. He developed an aggressive squamous cell carcinoma on his face and by the time it was discovered it was quite advanced. In order to remove the whole tennis-ball sized tumor, surgeon Dr. Nicholas Kalavrezoz, had to remove almost the entire left side of Moger's face--including his left eye, his cheekbone, and most of his jaw. It left the inside of his mouth exposed.๐Ÿ˜• It was impossible for him to eat and drink normally so he had a stomach tube put in.
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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Real Fibroid Picture

By @southshorelagos: "What fibroids really look like during surgery"

Video: Buruli Ulcer (Graphic Images)


Buruli Ulcer(❌❌❌VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES)
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๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š Infection leads to extensive destruction of skin and soft tissue with the formation of large ulcers usually on the legs or arms.
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Patients who are not treated early often suffer long-term functional disability such as restriction of joint movement.
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Early diagnosis and treatment are vital in preventing such disabilities.
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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Peripheral Gangrene Following Snake Bite

๐Ÿ“ธ: Peripheral Gangrene Following Snake Bite (picture on bottom right)
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๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“šThe toxic component of snake venom can be classified into four broad categories: enzymes, polypeptides, glycoproteins, and compounds of low molecular weight.
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๐Ÿ“š๐ŸจThe current guidelines for first aid include the following:
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝReassure the victim (70% of all snakebites are by nonvenomous snakes and 50% of bites by venomous species are dry bites.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝImmobilize the affected limb (by bandage or clothes to hold splint, but tight arterial compression is not recommended)
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝPrompt transfer of the victim to the hospital.
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The intestinal mesentery has been recognized as an organ


Breaking news: The intestinal mesentery has been recognized as an organ๐Ÿ˜ณ. What a WOW๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„!!!

Scientists recently discovered what they are calling a #new human #organ that exists in the digestive system.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Top Model With Scoliosis Making A Difference

Models seem to be flawless in every way, right?! Whether they have perfectly toned bodies or naturally gorgeous faces, it's like they have it all!
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And Martha Hunt, one of the new Victoria's Secret Angels and bosom buddy of Taylor Swift, is one of them. But she has a not-so-secret secret: She struggles with Scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that can often be very painful. But Hunt doesn't let her diagnosis affect her or her career the way it could. In fact, she makes exercise a top priority to stave off the pain.
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Monday, 2 January 2017

Medical cake

"Mmmm who wants cake?
❤๐Ÿ“ท from @nursinglol" .
Credit: @nursesproud

Meet the medic

Meet the medic๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿฉ: Clifford Osahon Enobun @worshipmaniac
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝFavourite quote๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ: The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝFavourite show๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“บ: Grey's Anatomy .
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸฝWhat do you wish you knew in medical school๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”: that there are many expressions of medicine - Lab medicine, residency, Research etc .
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Video: Skin graft harvest


๐Ÿ“ฝ: Skin graft harvest๐Ÿจ๐Ÿจ
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๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“šSkin grafting is the transplanting of skin and, occasionally, other underlying tissue types to another location of the body.
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๐ŸจMost commonly, it is used for reconstruction after the surgical removal of cutaneous malignancies; however, skin grafts are also used to cover chronic nonhealing cutaneous ulcers, to replace tissue lost in full-thickness burns, and to restore hair to areas of alopecia.๐Ÿฉ

Life of a medic!!

Who can relate? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Video: Happy New Year!!!


Happy New Year Folks!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.
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With ❤️
Dr. HealthThenMore 

Cord blood: The blood "miracle"

Did you know how important cord blood is? I'm guessing no but in the next couple of years, it will be much more popular than it is no...