Everything You Should Know About Penile Fractures
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Everything You Should Know About Penile Fractures

Overview A penile fracture is a tear in the tunica albuginea. The tunica albuginea is the rubbery sheath of tissue below the skin that allows the penis to increase in width and length to produce a firm erection. Sometimes the erectile tissue beneath the tunica albuginea also ruptures. That’s known …

5 Most Competitive Residency Programs in US
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5 Most Competitive Residency Programs in US

Applying for residency and awaiting matching results is probably the most stressful part of medical student’s life up to date, and we’ll probably add more pressure to some of them by compiling the list of 5 most competitive residency programs in US. Residency might not be med school graduate’s first true …

Med Students Are Using Facebook Groups in a Big Way
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Med Students Are Using Facebook Groups in a Big Way

The medical school experience is changing. One example: Med students who want to ace their classes sometimes turn to Facebook, where they join organic, customized groups that serve as digital libraries, uniting peers prepping for exams and more, according to a recent study. This sort of virtual study group is …

A Day in the Life of a MD-PhD Student
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A Day in the Life of a MD-PhD Student

Physician-scientists are medical doctors who contribute significant effort toward scientific research and play an integral role in the advancement of medical knowledge. They provide a unique perspective to the research community through first-hand experience with patients and the problems they face, but they also have the research skills to directly …

Morphine important informations: Uses, Side effects and Precautions
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Morphine important informations: Uses, Side effects and Precautions

What is morphine? Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting formulations are taken as needed for pain. The extended-release form of morphine is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. This form of morphine is not for use …

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC): Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC): Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

What Is Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation? Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a rare, life-threatening condition. In the early stages of the condition, DIC causes your blood to clot excessively. This can cause blood clots that reduce blood flow and can block blood from reaching bodily organs. As the condition progresses, the …

Drug of choice for different diseases
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Drug of choice for different diseases

Drugs Of Choice List in pregnancy (12)Choloroquine Drug of choice for malaria in pregnancy (13) Alpha-Methyldopa DoC for hypertension in pregnancy (14)Heparin DOC for anticoagulation in pregnancy. (15)Labetalol DOC for hypertensive crisis in pregnant women. (16)Acetaminophen Analgesic DOC (17)Phenobarbitone DoC for epilepsy in pregnant women. (18)Doxylamine & Pyridoxine DoC for nausea …

What is Haemophilia? Causes, diagnosis and treatment
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What is Haemophilia? Causes, diagnosis and treatment

Hemophilia is a group of inherited blood disorders in which the blood does not clot properly. Hemophilia is the standard international spelling, also known as haemophilia in the UK, other translations include: hémophilie, hemofilie, hemofili, hemofilia, hämophilie, emofilia. We will use the standard international spelling for the purpose of this …

How to do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE)
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How to do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE)

A breast self-examination (BSE) is a technique which allows an individual to examine his/her breast tissue for any physical or visual changes. It is often used as an early detectionmethod for breast cancer. Both men and women should perform a BSE at least once each month beginning at age 18. Breast Self-Exam …