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MRCP Facts

MRCP Facts

Author: Muzzammil Ali

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ISBN: 9798524879127

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Page: 600

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1000+ high yield facts for the MRCP & Acute Medicine SCE "Finally a resource that takes into consideration the time-pressures of long shifts & the sheer volume of knowledge that is required for these post-graduate exams" - Dr. Isabel Walters (Cheshire, UK) "Your work really helped me with the MRCP Part 2 written exam & I'm happy to let you know that I managed to pass it on my first attempt" - Dr. Joel George (Belgaum, India) The purpose of this book is crystal clear: to help you pass your exams through productive and efficient learning. It breaks up your revision into manageable chunks so that it does not feel daunting, tedious or impractical. In fact, if you spend just 1 minute immersed in its text, you will learn a thing or two. You don't even have to start at the beginning, you can start anywhere you like! Now although these exams are separate entities, they build upon each other with increasing relevance to clinical practice. For example you need MRCP Part 1 knowledge to pass MRCP Part 2. You need MRCP Part 2 knowledge to pass PACES & the Acute Medicine SCE. This book provides such scope and addresses an array of topics across the many syllabi. It functions as a hybrid between an MCQ book and a textbook, presenting these topics as high yield facts. Each fact is in the form of a question to mirror the exams. However, unlike MCQ books, you don't have to annoyingly jump to the back to read the answer. The answer is right under the question. There are many benefits to this approach: By touching on a variety of different topics, it helps identify your deficiencies and builds upon your strengths It focuses on boosting your memory through strategies like spaced repetition and active recall e.g. you will quickly find that it brings to light information that you previously learnt but may have forgotten The facts are presented like a random generator to train your brain to quickly transition from one specialty to another. Many of them have clinical context to aid with learning through association e.g. it is easier to remember the management of a condition when you have seen or treated someone with it, rather than cramming the NICE guidelines Finally it's worth mentioning that this book is not just for those doing exams. It facilitates lifelong learning. If you dip into it every so often, you'll find yourself developing as a better physician and providing a higher standard of care for your patients. Unlike the vast majority of doctors who forget everything that was once learnt, you will be an exception by keeping your knowledge alive with this book. About the author Dr. Muzzammil Ali is the founder of the Instagram page @mrcpfacts. He is currently a registrar in the United Kingdom and is training in 2 different specialties: Acute Medicine & Intensive Care Medicine. This career choice means that he has had to do many exams. So far, he has completed the MRCP Part 1, Part 2, PACES and the Acute Medicine SCE, all in his first sitting. He is currently in the process of preparing for the FFICM exams in the near future. His passion for education has translated in him being the Education Lead for the Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, one of the largest tertiary hospitals in the UK. Through his revision, he faced 3 main challenges: Having little time and energy to revise Having to remember lots of information and quickly transition from one specialty to another The lack of dedicated resources to revise for the Acute Medicine SCE He wrote this book with the hope that it will help to address these challenges, and make revision manageable, enjoyable and ultimately successful! He wishes you all the best of luck in your exams!

Fast Facts: Pancreas and Biliary Tract Diseases

Fast Facts: Pancreas and Biliary Tract Diseases

Author: Manoop S. Bhutani

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9781908541949

Category: Medical

Page: 150

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Pancreaticobiliary diseases are extremely common, and all primary care staff will encounter patients with diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract. Rapid differentiation, diagnosis, treatment and/or referral to a specialist must be made to avoid serious life threatening consequences. It is therefore essential that every clinician has at least a basic understanding in this area. 'Fast Facts: Pancreas and Biliary Tract Diseases, 2nd edn' provides a clear and concise guide to diagnosis and management of these diseases. It is an invaluable resource for primary care providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students, medical residents, interns, house physicians and all other health professionals faced with the challenge of caring for patients with diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract. Contents: • Anatomy, physiology and epidemiology • Evaluation of pancreaticobiliary diseases • Diseases of the gallbladder • Bile duct stone disease (choledocholithiasis) • Bile duct tumors • Unusual diseases of the biliary tree • Dysfunction of the sphincter of Oddi complex and gallbladder Acute pancreatitis • Chronic pancreatitis • Hereditary pancreatitis • Pancreatic adenocarcinoma • Unusual tumors of the pancreas and ampulla of Vater

Fast Facts: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Fast Facts: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Author: Bela Wrench

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783318069778

Category: Medical

Page: 106

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most diagnosed childhood cancer worldwide. Although rare in adults, this aggressive cancer also shows a second smaller incidence peak in later middle age.

Modern genetic profiling techniques are providing a better understanding of the molecular biology of ALL, which, in turn, is leading to significant advances in diagnosis, prognostication and therapy selection. Ongoing refinement of risk-adapted frontline treatment protocols, use of novel targeted therapies and better supportive care are improving outcomes for patients with ALL.

Fast Facts: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia covers the epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and classification of ALL as well as the measurement of minimal residual disease to determine prognosis. It provides guidance on frontline therapies and the treatment of relapsed and refractory ALL, including the use of newer targeted agents and the role of allogeneic stem-cell transplantation. Looking to the future, it also considers the approaches and refinements that are in development for ALL. Table of Contents:
  • Epidemiology, pathophysiology and etiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Prognostic factors
  • Treatment
  • Relapsed or refractory ALL
  • Future directions
  • Fast Facts: Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma

    Fast Facts: Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma

    Author: Foss, Francine

    Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

    ISBN: 9781912776184

    Category: Medical

    Page: 102

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    The peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) are a heterogenous group of rare entities. Whilst cytogenetic and molecular identifiers are being identified, accurate diagnosis remains challenging, requiring careful, expert integration of the clinical and pathological findings. The treatment of PTCL is also challenging. Protocols for the different subtypes are only just beginning to emerge, hindered by the complexities of conducting trials in such uncommon and varied conditions. While first-line treatment with conventional chemotherapy is seldom curative, patients who achieve remission may be eligible for stem cell transplantation, offering the possibility of long-term disease control if not cure. Targeted biologics are also being developed as unique cytotoxic markers are identified. 'Fast Facts: Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas' is a new title in the Fast Facts extensive hemato-oncology library, written by experts in this emerging field. This handbook will be useful to anyone involved in the care of patients with PTCL, including haematologists, oncologists, specialist nurses and primary care providers, raising awareness of these rare lymphomas and the current – and emerging – approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

    Fast Facts: Liver Disorders

    Fast Facts: Liver Disorders

    Author: Thomas Mahl

    Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

    ISBN: 9781908541642

    Category: Medical

    Page: 118

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    With rising levels of alcohol consumption, obesity and viral hepatitis infection, liver disease is presenting more and more frequently in general practice. Health professionals need to be adept at isolating the cause of disease and initiating prompt action. 'Fast Facts: Liver Disorders' is designed to help primary care providers, hospital doctors and specialist nurses understand the most important issues as quickly as possible, including the indicators of severe disease in order to identify patients who need specialist referral. This succinct, practical handbook provides quick access to: • an organized approach to the interpretation of liver function tests • guidance on determining levels of alcohol consumption • the latest hepatitis B and C treatments • key information on the complications of cirrhosis • an overview of the common clinical problems associated with transplantation With its simple explanations, clear illustrations and logical algorithms, 'Fast Facts: Liver Disorders' will help you identify and correct liver disease, minimize permanent damage, and monitor and manage recovery within the community. Contents: • Investigating liver disease • Acute liver disease • Alcoholic liver disease • Drug-induced liver injury • Autoimmune liver diseases • Metabolic liver diseases • Chronic viral hepatitis • Complications of cirrhosis • Benign liver tumors, cysts, infections and abscesses • Hepatocellular carcinoma • Pregnancy and the liver • Liver transplantation

    Computer-assisted Assessment of Students

    Computer-assisted Assessment of Students

    Author: Brown, Sally

    Publisher: Routledge

    ISBN: 9781136359477

    Category: Education

    Page: 224

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    This text draws on a range of expertise to share good practice and explore new ways of using appropriate technologies in assessment. It provides a strategic overview along with pragmatic proposals for the use of computers in assessment.

    MR Cholangiopancreatography

    MR Cholangiopancreatography

    Author: L. van Hoe

    Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

    ISBN: 9783540309710

    Category: Medical

    Page: 414

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    Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a novel non-invasive technique for diagnosis of pancreatic-biliary disease. The purpose of this book is to highlight the advantages, limitations and indications of MRCP. Specific examples have been selected to showcase the utility of this technique in a large variety of clinical conditions. Each example is purposefully used to stress important technical features, to give practical advice, or to discuss the role of MRCP in specific clinical situations. Important features of the book are the high quality of the illustrations, the reduction of the text to relevant and practically useful issues, and the simple and logic organisation of the case material. The book should show: the optimal technique in MRCP, the pitfalls and limitations.

    Fast Facts: Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    Fast Facts: Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    Author: Mary O'Brien

    Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

    ISBN: 9781910797198

    Category: Medical

    Page: 86

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    Rapid developments in the classification, screening and treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are improving outcomes for patients with the disease. This insightful guide is designed to bring you up to speed with recent advances, including: • the latest CT-based screening and interval growth imaging techniques • proposed changes to the TNM classification system • the increasing trend for minimally invasive and lung-sparing surgery • stereotactic radiation for early-stage tumors • new targeted therapies • breakthroughs in personalized medicine. Today's developments will change tomorrow's standards of care. 'Fast Facts: Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer' is important reading for all health professionals and medical trainees working in this fast-moving area.

    Fast Facts: Biosimilars

    Fast Facts: Biosimilars

    Author: Paul Cornes

    Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

    ISBN: 9781910797679

    Category: Medical

    Page: 70

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    Biosimilars have been in clinical use for more than 10 years, and evidence from more than 700 million patient-days’ exposure shows that approved biosimilars can be used as safely and effectively as their originator biologics. And yet concerns about these drugs persist, particularly in therapy areas where they are recent additions to the formulary. It is vital to address these concerns so that clinicians can prescribe biosimilars with confidence, realizing substantial cost savings and improving patient access to effective treatments. 'Fast Facts: Biosimilars' provides a comprehensive yet concise explanation of biosimilars: what they are, how they are regulated, and how they are used in clinical practice. It is ideal for healthcare professionals and decision makers who want to understand biosimilars and the key concerns and controversies around these valuable products. Contents: 1 - An introduction to biologics and biosimilars 2 - Why do we need biosimilars? 3 - How is the quality of biosimilars assured? 4 - How is the efficacy and safety of biosimilars ensured? 5 - What has been the experience with biosimilars to date? 6 - The future of biosimilar medicines 7 - How do I use biosimilar medicines?

    Fast Facts: Leukemia

    Fast Facts: Leukemia

    Author: J. Loke

    Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

    ISBN: 9783318069495

    Category: Medical

    Page: 136

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    Leukemia is a hematologic malignancy arising from hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in the bone marrow. Starting with a detailed description of hematopoiesis and what goes wrong in leukemia, this concise guide covers all aspects of the four most common subtypes of the disease. Although the incidence and prevalence of leukemia are rising worldwide, survival rates are also increasing. However, both the effects of the disease and the adverse effects of treatment remain complex challenges. Yet, as our understanding of the molecular landscape increases, therapeutic options are becoming more personalized. This revised and updated second edition of 'Fast Facts: Leukemia' addresses the causes and risk factors for each subtype of leukemia, the initial and confirmatory diagnostic tests, and the latest treatment options. Designed as a comprehensive primer for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, primary care providers, oncology nurses, hematology/ oncology trainees and pharmacists, this resource will help the non-specialist and those in training to identify leukemia early and provide a thorough understanding of the pathology and genetic basis of the disease, treatment options, and effective approaches to emergency and supportive care. Table of Contents: • Understanding blood and its components • What is leukemia? • Epidemiology, etiology and risk factors • Diagnosis • Staging and general management • Supportive care • Emergencies in leukemia

    Fast Facts: Leucemia

    Fast Facts: Leucemia

    Author: J. Loke

    Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

    ISBN: 9783318066333

    Category: Medical

    Page: 128

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    Aunque la incidencia y prevalencia de leucemia está aumentando a nivel mundial, los avances en el diagnóstico y el tratamiento indican que las tasas de supervivencia también están aumentando. Comenzando con una descripción detallada de la hematopoyesis y lo que está mal en caso de la leucemia, esta guía concisa abarca todos los aspectos de los cuatro subtipos más frecuentes de la enfermedad: leucemia mieloide aguda (AML), leucemia linfoblástica aguda (ALL), leucemia mieloide crónica (CML) y leucemia linfocítica crónica (CLL). Este libro considera las causas y factores de riesgo para cada subtipo de leucemia, las pruebas diagnósticas iniciales y confirmatorias (incluyendo métodos de citogenética y genética molecular) y las opciones de tratamiento más recientes. Tanto los efectos de la enfermedad como los efectos adversos del tratamiento siguen representando un desafío complejo y se considera el abordaje multidisciplinario necesario para una atención de apoyo efectiva. Por último, se examinan las complicaciones urgentes que requieren atención de emergencia. Diseñado como una guía integral para enfermeras especializadas, médicos de atención primaria y residentes de hematología/oncología, este recurso ayudará a quienes no son especialistas a identificar la leucemia en etapas tempranas y proporciona una comprensión detallada de la patología y la base genética de la enfermedad, las opciones de tratamiento y los abordajes efectivos a la atención de urgencia y cuidados de apoyo.