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Bundle Branch Blocks  (Part 2 – Fascicular Blocks)

Bundle Branch Blocks (Part 2 – Fascicular Blocks)

In Part 1 of our ‘Bundle Branch Blocks’ series we learnt about left and right bundle branch blocks. Left bundle branch blocks can be further subclassified into left anterior fascicular blocks and left posterior fascicular blocks if the obstruction is limited to one...

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.” Wilhelm von Humbodlt   The value of exercise I have already mentioned how I have used exercise to help me with my exam preparation at several points throughout...

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Tips for the FRCEM Intermediate

Tips for the FRCEM Intermediate

The FRCEM exam has recently been re-structured and the format altered. Previously there were two separate exams, the MRCEM and FRCEM examinations. These have now been merged into a single examination that will take the candidate all the way through their training from...

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Upper Limb Nerve Lesions (Part 4 – The Ulnar Nerve)

Upper Limb Nerve Lesions (Part 4 – The Ulnar Nerve)

In Part 3 of our ‘Upper Limb Nerve Lesions’ series we learnt about the median nerve and the most commonly occurring lesions associated with damage to it. We now move on to the ulnar nerve and it’s associated nerve lesions. The ulnar nerve is a major branch of the...

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Upper Limb Nerve Lesions (Part 3 – The Median Nerve)

Upper Limb Nerve Lesions (Part 3 – The Median Nerve)

In Part 2 of our ‘Upper Limb Nerve Lesions’ series we learnt about the radial nerve and the most commonly occurring lesions associated with damage to it. We now move on to the median nerve and it’s associated nerve lesions. The median nerve is a major branch of the...

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Upper Limb Nerve Lesions (Part 2 – The Radial Nerve)

Upper Limb Nerve Lesions (Part 2 – The Radial Nerve)

In Part 1 of our ‘Upper Limb Nerve Lesions’ series we learnt about the brachial plexus and the two most commonly occurring lesions associated with damage to it. We now move on to the radial nerve and it’s associated nerve lesions. The radial nerve is a major branch of...

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Upper Limb Nerve Lesions (Part 1 – The Brachial Plexus)

Upper Limb Nerve Lesions (Part 1 – The Brachial Plexus)

Upper limb nerve lesions are commonly tested in the basic sciences section of both undergraduate and postgraduate medical examinations and occur very frequently in the FRCEM and MRCS examinations. They are very important because they occur commonly in clinical...

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Tips for the FRCEM Primary

Tips for the FRCEM Primary

The FRCEM exam has recently been re-structured and the format altered. The first sittings of the new FRCEM Intermediate and FRCEM Primary examinations will be taking place in the autumn and winter of 2016 respectively. Prior to this the examination was two separate...

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Interpreting Diagnostic Tests

Interpreting Diagnostic Tests

What are diagnostic tests? A diagnostic test can be defined as ‘any kind of medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease, injury or any other medical condition’. Typically with any diagnostic test some of those at risk will be missed (false...

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