Palliative care conundrums in an Ebola treatment centre

By Kristian Dye Dhillon et al. present a case discussing the care of a patient with Ebola, which demonstrates in a microcosm some of the biggest issues facing healthcare providers in patients with palliative or terminal care needs – albeit in a particular extreme care environment. In the case, the patient is declared palliative and restarted on active […]

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Malpositioned IUCD: the menace of postpartum IUCD insertion

By Manasi Jiwrajka The three cases presented by Nigam et al outline the malposition of an intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD) in young women who had given birth in the previous 1-2 years. Some significant global health problems in this report are: The importance of contraception and family planning in India Contraceptive options available for women […]

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Case Report: An 11-year-old boy with silico-tuberculosis attributable to secondary exposure to sandstone mining in central India

By Midhun Mohan This is a case about an 11-year old who developed silicosis after being exposed to sandstone mining. Stone-mining is a lucrative industry producing billions of dollars in export every year. Despite being highly profitable, the health impacts of the industry are severely under researched. The authors state that: “no preventive measures have […]

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Can technology help reduce childhood blindness in developing countries?

By Midhun Mohan This case report outlines an extremely important treatable global health issue: childhood blindness. Access to essential paediatric eye surgery in the developing world: a case of congenital cataracts left untreated Untreated childhood cataracts remain prevalent especially in developing countries. They are a major health burden, not only affecting the individual’s quality of […]

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Socioeconomic Privation & Congenital Birth Defects – Cause or Coincidence?

By Kristian Dye This week I’m looking at two very sad cases of stillbirth in Cali, Colombia. When we think of disease caused by social circumstance we often imagine non-communicable diseases or infectious diseases, usually where poor living conditions loom large in the aetiology. When we consider the higher rates of genetic birth defects in […]

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Ramifications of poor medical education and screening in minority populations: an extensive acral melanoma

By Manasi Jiwrajka Ramifications of poor medical education and screening in minority populations: an extensive acral melanoma reports a case of a Samoan man with acral melanoma and explores the precipitating factors leading to the progression of a condition that may otherwise have been screened for and treated at a much earlier stage. This case is […]

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