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Archive for July, 2010

Splenic flexure volvulus

16 Jul, 10 | by sjdavies

This case report has excellent and high quality radiology and surgical images describing the rare condition of splenic flexure volvulus. Congratulations to the authors for sharing such detail.

Splenic flexure volvulus

Pectus excavatum, not always as harmless as it seems

8 Jul, 10 | by sjdavies

This is a reminder that the modern day “e-patient” may inform their doctors by searching for the answer to their presenting complaints online. In this case the pectus excavatum was dismissed as the cause of the patients symptoms by the clinical staff.

Pectus excavatum, not always as harmless as it seems

Modified Giemsa method for confirmation of Pneumocystis pneumonia in low-income countries

2 Jul, 10 | by sjdavies

The authors describe a lower cost test to confirm pneumocystis pneumonia in HIV. Although there seems to be a lower incidence in sub-Saharan Africa this test would be particularly useful there.

Modified Giemsa method for confirmation of Pneumocystis pneumonia in low-income countries

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