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How to Differentiate Bell’s Palsy from Stroke

How to Differentiate Bell’s Palsy from Stroke

Being able to differentiate Bell’s palsy from stroke is an essential skill for all front-line clinicians. Bell’s palsy, which is also sometimes referred to as idiopathic facial paralysis, and ischaemic stroke are the first and second most common causes of acute facial...

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Neonatal Jaundice

Neonatal Jaundice

The Royal College of General Practitioners has highlighted neonatal jaundice as a problem area for candidates in previous sittings of the MRCGP examination and it is important that candidates are familiar with the various causes, presentations and management of...

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An Overview of Leukaemia

An Overview of Leukaemia

Leukaemia is a very common exam topic and one that many candidates struggle to get to grips with. This article is not intended to be an all-encompassing review of this complex and highly-specialised topic but should provide you with the knowledge needed to approach...

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Understanding Vertigo

Understanding Vertigo

Vertigo is a type of dizziness whereby patients experience the sensation that objects around them are moving when they are not. This is often described as feeling like a spinning or swaying motion and is usually accompanied by nausea and loss of balance....

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Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The Lower Limb

Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The Lower Limb

Test your knowledge of lower limb anatomy with these questions. 1. Which SINGLE statement is true regarding the blood supply to the lower limb? A. The femoral artery arises directly from the internal iliac arteryB. The profunda femoris arises from the medial side of...

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The Top 10 Tips That Make Learning Anatomy Easier

The Top 10 Tips That Make Learning Anatomy Easier

Anatomy is a notoriously difficult subject to master. The human body is incredibly complex, and the number of structures that require memorisation is massive. All is not lost, however, and there are some straightforward things that can be done to make mastery of this...

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Mendelian Inheritance

Mendelian Inheritance

A good understanding of the fundamental laws of inheritance helps us to understand the different patterns of disease transmission. The inheritance patterns of single gene diseases are referred to as ‘Mendelian inheritance’ after Gregor Mendel, the first person to...

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Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The Pelvis

Test Your Anatomy Knowledge – The Pelvis

Test your knowledge of pelvic anatomy with these questions. 1. Which of the following is a posterior relation of the vagina? A. Bladder B. Urethra C. Pouch of Douglas D. Ureter E. Urogenital diaphragm Answer: C. Pouch of Douglas The main relations of the vagina are...

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Practice Questions for the FRCR Part 2A

Practice Questions for the FRCR Part 2A

Passing the FRCR is necessary to successfully progress through Radiology training and achieve your goal of becoming a Radiologist. There are two sittings of the FRCR part 2A exam each year; December and June. There are six different venues within the UK in which the...

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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...

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