1. A haiku to my dissertation

    Dear Dissertation

    Please can you just write yourself?

    Then I can have fun

    (Some of it is pretty interesting though, I’m writing about stomach ulcers at the moment. There’s this guy called Dr Marshall, who gave himself gastritis by drinking a broth containing H. Pylori. He managed to cure himself by treating himself with antibiotics and went on to win a Nobel prize along with a guy called Robin Warren for discovering helicobacter pylori and its importance in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. The crazy things people do for science! )

    http://discovermagazine.com/2010/mar/07-dr-drank-broth-gave-ulcer-solved-medical-mystery/

    (However, i’d still prefer it if my dissertation wrote itself :p )

  2. Acute pancreatitis - GET SMASHED

    Pancreatitis means inflammation of the pancreas. With pancreatitis you get pancreatic enzymes being released and they can be found in the blood. On a blood test you can see elevated amylase levels. Protease enzymes cause tissue destruction. Lipase release causes fat necrosis and elastase release causes blood vessel destruction

    Symptoms

    • Severe pain
    • Vomiting
    • Dehydration
    • SIRS and shock

    Theres a mnemonic for the causes of pancreatitis- GET SMASHED

    • Gall stones
    • Ethanol
    • Trauma
    • Steroids
    • Mumps
    • Autoimmune
    • Scorpion
    • Hyperlipidaemia
    • ERCP
    • Drugs
  3. I’m suprised by how much I’m enjoying my GI module. Its turned into my favourite module of the semester so far. All the anatomy (in every module) has been a bit of a pain though. Learning blood supplies and innervations is just SO DULL.
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This website has been pretty helpful for anatomy though in my respiratory and GI modules so far.
http://www.instantanatomy.net/anatomy.html

    I’m suprised by how much I’m enjoying my GI module. Its turned into my favourite module of the semester so far. All the anatomy (in every module) has been a bit of a pain though. Learning blood supplies and innervations is just SO DULL.

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    This website has been pretty helpful for anatomy though in my respiratory and GI modules so far.

    http://www.instantanatomy.net/anatomy.html

  4. The development of the gut

    I really like embryology- its pretty cool to look at the way everything develops :)

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Hello:) Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!
I'm 21, i'm from the UK and I'm a third year medical student. Here you will find thoughts, things that make me smile and things relating to medicine that I find interesting/fascinating/ just plain awesome.

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