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Hematochezia: causes

Ong Jo Ern, Year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, 22 April 2016 Massive bleeding in lower GI tract is relatively uncommon. Most cases are caused by diverticular disease or ischemic colitis, but almost

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Bloating

How to take a history of bloating By Eishatur Rodhiah Mamat and Ng En Yng. 2 May 2016 Introduction Bloating is a common gastrointestinal symptom experienced by patients of all ages. It can be defined as “a sense of gassiness

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Anorexia

Daryl Tan Shuang Shuang and Cheang Hoi Lim, Year 3, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences 30 June 2018 Physiology The hypothalamus contains feeding and satiety centres. The satiety center, which inhibits appetite even in the presence of

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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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