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As well as being an origami artist, I am a full time NHS doctor. I work in General Practice, with an interest in Ear, Nose, and Throat surgery. Sometimes I will give presentations during academic meetings. This page contains a selection of these presentations, available to download in Powerpoint format for anyone wanting to use them as a handout. If you wish to use these as part of your own presentation, please email me first. I will also link to articles on the internet that I have found interesting.

Please note that the information herein is meant for academic meetings only, and should not be considered to be general medical advice. If you or your family are unwell, please seek the advice of a registered medical doctor.

Please also note that under no circumstances will I offer any medical opinion or consultation via this website or through email. Such requests will be ignored and deleted, so please do not contact me in this fashion.


Stroke and Dizziness - The HiNTs Exam

It is not always easy to tell if sudden onset dizziness in the elderly is due to vestibular causes or due to stroke. The HiNTs exam is a three-step bed side assessment which can be used to help indicate who would benefit from admission and imaging.

Link : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/acem.12339/pdf
Link : http://www.fpnotebook.com/ent/exam/HntsExm.htm
 

Vicks Vaporub and Fungal Nail Infections

Fungal nail infections are a common problem, and oral or topical antifungals may not be appropriate for everyone. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine presents an evidence based look at Vicks Vaporub as a possible treatment.

Link : http://www.jabfm.org/content/24/1/69.full
 

Bone Health Choice Decision Aid

This is a link to the Mayo Clinic's Bone Health Decision Calculator, which is a useful tool for determining who should go on bone protection medication. This is helpful in some QOF point decision calculations, too, e.g., for FRAX scores in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Link : https://osteoporosisdecisionaid.mayoclinic.org/
 

A Critical Appraisal of 98.6°F, the Upper Limit of the Normal Body Temperature, and Other Legacies of Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich

Are doctors using the correct figures to determine with constitutes a 'normal' temperature? This article looks at whether the 150 year old measurements described by Wunderlich are correct in modern medicine.

Link : http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/400116
 
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