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Internal Medicine – Fatigue: By Daniel Leger M.D.

Internal Medicine – Fatigue: By Daniel Leger M.D.

Fatigue is a common symptom and many patients will experience this symptom differently as it is completely subjective and can be difficult to explain. Patients may describe their fatigue symptoms as: tiredness, lack of energy, weakness, lack of motivation, trouble sleeping, reduced physical or mental capacity, or the general inability to perform tasks. “Your mission: …

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Ear, Nose, and Throat – Smell/Taste Dysfunction: By Dana Crosby M.D.

Ear, Nose, and Throat – Smell/Taste Dysfunction: By Dana Crosby M.D.

Smell is perceived by neurons that extend through the cribriform plate into a small area in the superior nasal cavity known as olfactory mucosa. Odourants reach the olfactory mucosa in two ways: anteriorly through the nares or posteriorly through the nasopharynx. This posterior pathway allows for the perception of flavour. Because of this, patients with …

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Orthopedics – Bone or Joint Injury: By Shalini Ramasunder M.D.

Bone injuries fall into three categories: acute traumatic fractures, pathologic fractures, and stress fractures. Keep in mind these 5 things when seeing a patient with an acute traumatic fracture: Determine mechanism of injury, as high-energy injuries require a complete trauma work-up. Open fractures are usually SURGICAL EMERGENCIES due to the high risk of infection if …

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