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Statistics in Divided Doses

Medical Statistics

Guys check out the following statistics related post from UKMi. I found some of the articles very useful. UK Medicines Information is an NHS pharmacy based service. Its aim is to support the safe, effective and efficient use of medicines by the provision of evidence-based information and advice on their therapeutic use. Number 1 (July 2001) Type and definition of …

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Critical Appraisal Practice Paper 3 (Therapeutic)

FCEM Critical-appraisal

Total marks: 23 Time allowed: 90 mins Paper: A Randomized Trial of Nebulized 3% Hypertonic Saline With Epinephrine in the Treatment of Acute Bronchiolitis in the Emergency Department 1. Provide a summary / abstract for the paper. (Up to 5 marks) 2. Give 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses of the study design? (Up to 3 marks) 3. What is block randomisation? What are …

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OSCE – Knee Examination

Knee Examination OSCE

The following videos I found very useful for the practice of knee examination. The first video by Geeky Medics is very good. But the missed out the McMurray test for maniscus injury in their special test. In the second video the McMurray test is shown at 4:35 Introduction Wash hands Introduce yourself Check patient details – name / DOB Explain examination Gain …

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What are Never Events?

Never Events

The term ‘never event’ was first introduced in 2001 by Ken Kizer, former chief executive of the National Quality Forum in the United States, in reference to particularly shocking medical errors that should never occur. Over time, the term has been expanded to signify adverse events that are unambiguous (clearly identifiable and measurable), serious (resulting in death or significant disability), …

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The FCEM Management Viva – The Basics

FCEM Management Viva

Total of 35min There is a structured marking grid with ideal Answers The pass mark is 60-65% The aim is to assess: Ability to prioritise and time manage Decision making Delegation Communication Skills Medico-legal awareness Governance Ethics & Probity Managing your staff Recognising educational opportunities Knowledge of complaints and disciplinary procedure Common Themes Complaints Doctors with difficulties Freedom of information …

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Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS) is the most serious consequence of induction of ovulation. It may occur after stimulation of the ovaries into superovulation with drugs such as human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) and human menopausal gonadotrophin. It is rare with clomifene except in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Grades and associated clinical features: Mild OHSS Abdominal bloating. Mild abdominal pain. Ovarian size usually <8 cm. Moderate OHSS …

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Critical Appraisal Practice Paper 2 (Diagnostic)

FCEM Critical-appraisal

Total marks: 23 Time allowed: 90mins Paper: High-sensitivity versus conventional troponin in the emergency department for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction  1.      Provide a summary / abstract for the paper. (Up to 5 marks) 2.      Give three strengths and three weaknesses of the study design (up to 3 marks) 3.      Explain why this study may have been subject …

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