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Crazy Medic

Discussion in 'Weblogs' started by crazymedic, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. crazymedic

    crazymedic New Member

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    Hello, I've just started a new blog on my experience of medical school. It is not so much a blog of stuff I have done, but more on what I have observed. Got five posts so far and rather than copying and pasting the entries here, I'll just post a link to the blog. I'll try and keep you updated every time I add a new post.

    Crazy Medic

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    Today I am outraged, and that is all because of an advertisement on my local councils website. Have a look at my blog and I am sure you will see. Also, have a look at my facebook page for regular updates facebook.com/crazymedic1

    Crazy Medic: Public Health: Irresponsible Advertising
     
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    Have been intending to write an article on feedback since I started the blog and my upcoming exam 'feedback' or results as most people would say reminded me to do so.

    Crazy Medic: The Feedback Revolution

    Hope you enjoy :)
     
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    Just updated with a post that might help those of you with exams soon, here's the first paragraph and follow the link for the rest.

    This may sound really simple but some of my most productive time is spent when I am disconnected. I don't just mean disconnected from the Internet, I mean pull out those headphones find a quiet place where no one will come and distract you and get to work. This may sound simple but time after time my friends come back from late night library sessions and when I enquire as to how it went, they tell me all about the latest gossip and how many funny YouTube videos they watched.

    Crazy Medic: Revision Tips: Disconnecting
     
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    A bit of an ethical post today, concerning who should have to pay for healthcare. In the UK we are lucky to have the national health service, but with recent reforms things might soon be changing. Here's the first paragraph the follow the link below.

    With the sweeping NHS reforms, the question of who should pay for our healthcare is being asked. Along with public health campaigns this has been fuelling the debate as to whether people who make themselves ill should pay for their healthcare. There is a compelling argument for those who believe that if your actions damage your health then you should foot the bill for the consequences. With reports suggesting that societies three greatest vices are costing 16bn/yr; smoking costs the NHS £5bn/yr, alcohol costing £6bn/yr and obesity costing another £5bn/yr. This accounts for about 15% of the £106bn budget, I have to say I do question the sources of these figures but it gives a rough idea. One of the big problems is establishing cause and effect, smoking is an interesting example where cause and effect are clearly linked but are grey around the edges.

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    Who would have thought that medicine contained one of the hidden endurance sports, combining a test of physical and mental strength to push you to the limit. Anyone who has done a long ward round knows exactly what I mean. So here's a few tips on how to survive this endurance activity.

    Crazy Medic: Ward rounds - a survival guide
     
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    Sorry I have been quiet for a while, I've had to finish off my paediatric project. Onto allergy and immunology now so maybe a few articles focussing on that area. Anyway, before I finished paediatrics a nephrology registrar kindly sat me down and gave me a brief overview of nephrotic syndrome. I've always been confused by it so it was nice to have it summarised for me. Hope it helps.*

    Crazy Medic: Nephrotic syndrome in 3's (mostly)
     
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    Paediatrics seems to be a specialty of two sides. Although I did a four week paediatrics rotation last year, it hadn't really struck me until now. Ever since I have told people that I am considering a career in paediatrics I have been warned me that paediatrics is frought with sad cases, but I have tended to brush that off. I don't know whether I was sheltered during my first rotation or just oblivious to it. I suppose I was probably caught up with the novelty of it and being let loose on real patients.

    Crazy Medic: The two faces of paediatrics
     
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    Allergy, it's all stress
    Ok, so while the above statement isn't strictly true I was surprised at how much stress has to do with allergy. It is a well known, but oft ignored, fact that psychology has a big part to play in the disease process. Doctors have a natural reluctance to accept that physical illness can be affected by or even driven by the mind. We have been taught that a ligand binds to a receptor, which then causes a chain of reactions leading to the desired effect. We know that this system sometimes goes wrong and that sometimes we can fix it with drugs. When put like that it is easy to see why many doctors don't even consider psychology in their management. *Immunologists seem to be one group that have worked this out, although maybe not as far as getting to the management stage.

    http://crazymedic.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/allergy-its-all-stress.html
     
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    Chronic Fatigue - I'm a believer

    Although chronic fatigue does not strictly fall under immunology, one of the consultants in the department has a special interest in chronic fatigue. When he offered me the chance to sit in on one of his clinics I can't say that I was particularly excited, I thought I was in for a boring afternoon. The truth was far from it, I actually enjoyed my time in the clinic and came out with a very different viewpoint of chronic fatigue.

    Crazy Medic: Chronic Fatigue - I'm a believer
     
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    i also prefer write a blog rather copy in here, and hope so you can share with us more post that have been written by you, and kindly if you can show your blog, or i think facebook also can a place you can write and share to ppl
     

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