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Tiny Tips: “TREADMILLS” Peripheral Neuropathy mnemonic

In Medical Concepts, Tiny Tips by Sean PatrickLeave a Comment

Peripheral neuropathy is prevalent in up to 2.4% of the general population1. It is often characterized by an asymmetric distribution with sensory symptoms following a dermatomal pattern. Initial investigations include a complete blood count (CBC), metabolic panel (electrolytes, glucose, urea, creatinine), and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)2. There are many causes for peripheral neuropathy, so when considering the etiology, think “TREADMILLS.” Toxins Ethanol, Heavy metals, Tetanus, Organophosphates, Diphtheria Renal Failure Endocrine Diabetes, Hypothyroidism Acquired …

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Call for Applications for the 2018-19 CanadiEM Digital Scholars Fellowship!

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Are you an RCPSC resident about to embark on your PGY4 special interest time?  Are you a graduating CCFP-EM interested in medical education scholarship with an digital media focus? Then this is the fellowship for you! This year, Daniel Ting (@tingdan) has been the CanadiEM Digital Scholars Fellow. He writes about his experience below. When I started my residency, I would have never thought I would have been mentored by so many leaders …

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Blood and Clots Series: How can I tell whether this patient has a deep vein thrombosis?

In Blood & Clots, Medical Concepts by Kerstin de WitLeave a Comment

CanMEDS Roles addressed: Communicator, Collaborator, Scholar, Professional, Medical expert Case Description: A patient with increasing pain and edema in his left leg. In a recent hospital admission he was diagnosed with myeloma. This case reviews pretest probability of deep vein thrombosis, D-dimer and interpretation of compression ultrasound. Main Text: Last week when I came onto a day shift I was handed over a patient who was waiting for an ultrasound scan. He was …