Interpreting Thyroid Function Tests

Interpreting Thyroid Function Tests

The interpretation of thyroid function tests is a very popular exam topic. Thyroid disease is common, affecting approximately 1% of the female population, and there is a wide range of conditions affecting the thyroid gland, with a wide range of clinical features. For...
Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The Abdomen

Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The Abdomen

Test your knowledge of abdominal anatomy with these questions. 1. Which of the following organs lies within the infracolic compartment? ? A. Stomach B. Liver C. Spleen D. Pancreas E. Small intestine Show Answer Answer: E. Small intestine   The peritoneal cavity can be...
Vertebral Levels

Vertebral Levels

Vertebral levels are very commonly tested on in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical examinations. The most commonly encountered landmarks and structures found at the various vertebral levels are shown in the table below: VERTEBRAL LEVELLANDMARKS &...
Risk and Odds

Risk and Odds

Risk vs. odds The terms ‘risk’ and ‘odds’ are often used interchangeably but they actually have quite different implications and are calculated in different ways. Odds is a concept that is very familiar to gamblers. It is a ratio of probability that a particular event...
Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The Thorax

Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The Thorax

Test your knowledge of thoracic anatomy with these questions. 1. The body of the sternum extends across which vertebral levels? A. T2 to T4 B. T3 to T7 C. T4 to T6 D. T5 to T9 E. T6 to T11 Show Answer Answer: D. T5 to T9 The sternum is the flat, elongated bone that...

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