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Constipation

Xinlin Chin, year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia Definition According to the Rome IV criteria used to diagnose functional gastrointestinal disorders, constipation is present when the following symptoms are present for = 3

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Wayne’s index

by Shimin Chen, year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia 2 May 2016 In the 1950s, T3 and T4 testing was still to come. The only available test was protein-bound iodine (PBI), which was

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Approach to a patient during physical examination

FC Fong, Year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia 8 March 2016 Proper conduct of a physical examination helps gather information and puts the patient at ease. This short article offers advice on how

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Berry’s sign, in thyromegaly

Eishatur Rodhiah Mamat and Edward Tan Hong Swo, Year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia 22 April 2016 Berry’s sign is named after a British surgeon, Sir James Berry, who was the first to

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Lahey method of palpating the posterior surface of the thyroid gland

Andy Lau Chuen Weng, Year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia 29th March 2016 The correct method of palpating, during examination of the thyroid gland, is while standing behind the patient. The examiner has

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Hypothyroidism, signs and symptoms

Ong Jo Ern, Year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia 13 April 2016 Physiology Symptoms and signs of hypothyroidism vary according the severity of thyroid hormone deficiency. Nonthyroidal illnesses which coexist with hypothyroidism may

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Leg swelling

Goh Su Yi, Medical student, Monash University 23 June, 2015 This post describes how to take a history of a patient who presents with a leg swelling. It is particularly directed towards patients suspected to have deep venous thrombosis. History

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