Just Another Stethoscopic Life

I'm an international medical student studying in the UK, with a special interest in molecular oncology and research. In this blog, I will post science, thoughts and what not that I experience and come in contact with day to day. Good browsing (hunting) and enjoy! :).

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Large field-of-view pulmonary MR angiography

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Large field-of-view pulmonary MR angiography

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Coloboma (Picture taken from Minnesota Department of Health Website)
Came across an old lady with this on the ward today. Defined as a congenital hole in the structure(s) of eye, most commonly affecting the iris. Depending on structures affected, symptoms vary from being asymptomatic, blurry vision to lack of vision when the optic nerve is affected. It is also associated with a number of congenital defects and chromosomal syndromes. It has been termed Cat Eyes syndrome due to its appearance when affecting the iris associated with trisomy or tetrasomy 22 (see above picture)
There is no cure. Treatment is to support vision, such as use of a contact lens.

Coloboma (Picture taken from Minnesota Department of Health Website)

Came across an old lady with this on the ward today. Defined as a congenital hole in the structure(s) of eye, most commonly affecting the iris. Depending on structures affected, symptoms vary from being asymptomatic, blurry vision to lack of vision when the optic nerve is affected. It is also associated with a number of congenital defects and chromosomal syndromes. It has been termed Cat Eyes syndrome due to its appearance when affecting the iris associated with trisomy or tetrasomy 22 (see above picture)

There is no cure. Treatment is to support vision, such as use of a contact lens.

NEJM Image Challenge

Test yourself on spot diagnosis of pictures ranging from investigations to clinical photos of patients.

2 months ago - 1

(Paul Berg) Protein Synthesis: An Epic on the Cellular Level

haha. I guess that’s one way to demonstrate protein synthesis.

2 months ago

February Events… What a Month of Medical Talks!

Amazing medical educational events organised for this month and I want to sign up for them all, if timetable permits -sigh-

1. Lecture on research in fungal infection and career into finding your own biotech company.

2. A symposium on medicine, topics ranging from aldosterone to differentials in renal thrombotic microangiopathy. 

3. A talk on extremes of the human body and space medicine.

4. A two day symposium in Edinburgh on Gastroenterology and Hepatology (1 day each) covering from topics of IBD to IgG4 disease. 

Excited just by the sound of it!! Please let me be able to attend them all.

Kayser-Fleisher Ring
In Wilson’s disease, intrahepatic cholestasis, PBC.

Kayser-Fleisher Ring

In Wilson’s disease, intrahepatic cholestasis, PBC.

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Children: cyanotic congenital heart diseaseNote the blue discoloration of the lips in these two children, both of which have tetralogy of Fallot. Refer to course notes for why these patients squat to relieve cyanosis. 

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Children: cyanotic congenital heart disease
Note the blue discoloration of the lips in these two children, both of which have tetralogy of Fallot. Refer to course notes for why these patients squat to relieve cyanosis. 

Hereditary Angioedema

Saw someone with C1q esterase inhibitor deficiency in a general paediatrics clinic a few days ago. Revised a bit on it. I believe that people should be more aware of this condition or at least keep it at the back your mind when you’re treating someone who is acutely unwell with angioedema and you’re trudging through the anaphylaxis pathway.

Kimmelstiel Wilson Nodules

Kimmelstiel Wilson Nodules