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International Fellowship Programs

International Fellowship Programs : Road to UK

College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) is offering International Fellowship programs in a number of hospitals in the United Kingdom. It started from Ireland but now these placements are being gradually expanded in England. I have tried to give a step wise experience of my selection process. To be eligible to apply for these positions there are some requirements. These positions are available at Junior and senior clinical fellow levels. For junior fellows , you need IELTS + IMM...

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UK TB Test

How to do TB test for UK VISA

UK TB Test is an important part of VISA documents required for applying to UK. I get asked by a number of friends regarding the procedure, so i thought why not write a comprehensive blog about it with all the necessary details. In this article , i will try to simplify the procedure so that "unnecessary research" is spared , which i had to go through. I applied from Peshawar. There are two ways to get an appointment. Via Phone...

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hemorrhagic stroke

Hemorrhagic Stroke Treatment GUIDELINES

At least 30 % patients with hemorrhagic stroke / intra cerebral hemorrhage die before reaching a hospital or without receiving adequate hospital care. Its a medical emergency and needs to be treated promptly for better outcome. Most if not all of the points mentioned below are for residents on duty in the ER taking care of patients day in and day out. Usually in emergency duties there are 3 to 4 critical patients that need to be identified and...

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What makes you poop instantly

What makes you poop instantly

Q. Hello. Doc. My husband is a primary school teacher. He suffers from severe constipation. He has had an anal fissure (previously treated, now resolved) and frequent discomfort / bloating due to the hard stool. Can you please advise some some natural home remedies for this constipation my question basically is What makes you poop instantly ? ANS. Hello and welcome to askhealthmd I appreciate your concern The following Lifestyle changes and remedies will help you relieve constipation and make your husband poop...

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Bullseye Rash Not Lyme

Bullseye Rash Not Lyme

Is the Bullseye Rash Not Lyme Q. Hi. I am 40 year old working housewife.  I went up hiking yesterday. On my way home, I felt a foreign body sensation of what appeared to be a tick. I removed and killed the nasty bug. I have sent its picture to you. There was no bleeding at the site where it was attached. When will I see the symptoms of Lyme disease and will it be necessary that I get the...

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IMM MEDICINE THEORY

ESSENTIAL POINTS FOR FCPS IMM THEORY, MRCP1,2 (MEDICINE)

These are the ESSENTIAL POINTS FOR FCPS IMM THEORY , MRCP 1 and 2 (MEDICINE). They are compiled from multiple sources and should ideally be given one or two reads one week prior to the exam. The points which are new to you should be marked or highlighted and the points which you already know should be left as it is. Write down the new points , separately​. For CPSP exams in particular, there are many points and association...

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HIGH URIC ACID TREATMENT

HIGH SERUM URIC ACID TREATMENT

HIGH URIC ACID TREATMENT, When should a high uric acid be treated. I have found that there is a great deal of confusion amongst physicians regarding this topic. In fact, there are consultants writing prescriptions for 2 weeks courses of uric acid lowering drugs citing generalized body aches only or asymptomatic hyperuricemia. These guidelines should sufficiently educate a physician regarding the appropriate approach towards uric acid in general and patients with Gout in particular. Asymptomatic hyperuricemia shouldn't be treated even...

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FROSTBITE

FROSTBITE Signs Symptoms and Treatment

FROSTBITE is the term used to describe an injury to the skin caused by exposure to cold, leading to freezing of the skin and underlying tissues, sometimes completely impairing the function of the affected area and or organ/organs. Common Sites for Frostbite Extremities are the most commonly involved because of poor circulation. It mostly affects the fingers and toes of the hands and feet respectively. In the face, the nose, ears, cheeks and chin are more vulnerable. The sudden loss in...

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