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Acute Pyelonephritis

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This Daily Doodle illustrates non-obstructive acute pyelonephritis, an acute inflammation of the kidney and renal pelvis, typically caused by bacterial invasion of the renal parenchyma. As depicted in this doodle, clinical presentation involves fever, flank pain (lightning bolt), nausea and Read more ›

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Pityriasis Versicolor

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This Daily Doodle illustrates Pityriasis Versicolor (aka tinea versicolor), a superficial cutaneous fungal infection that typically presents as numerous irregularly well demarcated macules of hypopigmented or hyperpigmented skin on the chest, back or proximal extremities. These macules can enlarge and Read more ›

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Cardiac Tamponade

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The heart is contained in a beautiful dual layered fibroserous elastic sac called the pericardium. The outer layer, the fibrous pericardium, is made of a tough connective tissue while the inner layer, the serous pericardium, is thin and consists of Read more ›

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Inguinal Hernias

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Inspired by the beautiful anatomical lithograph drawings from Gray’s Anatomy, this Daily Doodle illustrates the difference between direct and indirect inguinal hernias. The perspective of this drawing is looking at the transversalis fascia from inside the abdomen. Try to imagine Read more ›

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Scleroderma

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“Derived from the Greek words “sclerosis” meaning hardness and “derma” meaning skin, scleroderma literally means hard-skin” [2]. But, with that said, scleroderma can affect more than just the skin! Scleroderma is a chronic and progressive connective tissue disorder caused by Read more ›

DDx of Chest Pain

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This Daily Doodle represents the differential diagnosis of “chest” pain/discomfort which is quite an extensive list of both cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. In the ER, the initial approach to chest pain is to rule out potentially life-threatening causes, the big Read more ›

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Hepatitis C

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The term hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver. From toxins to infections, the differential diagnosis is quite broad, however, much can be learned from history which can narrow down the differential. Recent travel, medication overdose, history of alcoholism, IV Read more ›

Cholecystectomy

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Day 1 of Surgery Clerkship Rotation: This Daily Doodle highlights the anatomy seen during a laparascopic cholecystectomy and contains a few other knowledge goodies, including Calot’s Triangle and Charcot Triad. I have read a few different variations of Calot’s Triangle, Read more ›

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Appendicitis

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The appendix is a blind ended tube like structure connected to the cecum near the ileocecal valve. The most common location of the appendix is approximated by McBurney’s point, a point over the lower right quadrant of the abdomen located Read more ›

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Hyperkalemia

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The normal concentration of serum potassium is 3.5 – 5.0 mEq/L. When potassium levels climb above the normal limits (>5.0 mEq / L), it is termed Hyperkalemia. This Daily Doodle captures some of the causes of Hyperkalemia which can be Read more ›

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Takotsubo Syndrome

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Takotsubo Syndrome, also known as Stress-induced cardiomyopathy, Broken Heart Syndrome and Transient Apical Ballooning Syndrome, is a type of non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy characterized by transient systolic dysfunction of the apical and/or mid-segments of the left ventricle that mimics myocardial infarction. The Read more ›

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Clostridium botulinum

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This Daily Doodle represents the medical uses of the powerful neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum and it also serves as a review of the intricate anatomy of the facial muscles. Clostridium botulinum is a obligate anaerobe, spore-forming, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria Read more ›

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Tooth Ache

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In order to remember all the different medications in my ER rotation, Blake and I started to create one liner jingles. This is one of my favorites – “If your tooth abscess is a killin’, use amoxicillin!” Amoxicillin is a Read more ›

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Biliary Disease

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This Daily Doodle represents the academic half day lecture on Biliary Disease. The gallbladder, which is surprisingly green, collects and stores bile produced by the liver. Bile is used to emulsify fat and aids in the digestion of lipids in Read more ›

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Types of Shock

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Shock = inadequate organ and tissue perfusion with oxygenated blood. This doodle captures the four main categories of shock: 1. Hypovolemic Shock: – Hemorrhage – Severe burns – Dehydration 2. Cardiogenic Shock – MI – CHF 3. Obstructive Shock - Read more ›

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Septic 7

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Septic 7 This Daily Doodle captures the 7 signs of septic shock 1. Sepsis (+ blood culture) 2. WBC – elevated >12000 cells or < 4000 cells 3. Hypotension 4. Tachycardia – fast beating heart 5. Tachypnea – lots of Read more ›

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Airway Management

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This Daily Doodle represent one of my favorite Academic Half Day Seminars on Airway Management. During this seminar, we learned and practised the basics of airway management including intubation. I was so amazed by the simulation lab at the University Read more ›

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Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian Cancer is the 5th most common cancer in women and the most common cause of death from gynecologic cancers. There are many different types of ovarian tumors, however, 90% are derived from epithelial cells. Unfortunately, symptoms of early stage Read more ›

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Endometriosis

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The layer of cells that line the uterus is called the endometrium (red). It is this layer that proliferates in response to estrogen and later, develops into a secretory lining in response to progesterone. If implantation of a fertilized egg Read more ›

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