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A new study describes a standardised assessment that ensures that students who graduate from UK medical schools have achieved a minimum standard of knowledge and skill related to prescribing medications. Following the introduction of the Prescribing Safety Assessment, as described in a new article published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, the vast majority of final-year medical students are able to accurately prescribe medications, but a small proportion require further training or supervision before being able to prescribe independently.

Published in Medical News
Friday, 24 February 2017 19:39

AIDS

Jessica Muscat 

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  • TheSynapse Magazines 2016
Published in Issue 6 - 2016

Michelle Muscat - The 1992 medical drama ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’, directed by George Miller, is at the same time a tragic and uplifting movie which deals with one of the lesser known diseases, adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), which forms part of a subset of diseases of interest to the chemical pathologist.  

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  • TheSynapse Magazines 2016
Published in Issue 6 - 2016

Abstract

Inflammation has long been associated with cancer. COX enzymes play an integral role in inflammation. NSAIDs act on COX enzymes to reduce inflammation. The efficacy of NSAIDs was considered in cancer prevention and on survival thereafter. Aspirin was found to be the most superior NSAID but it also prolonged the survival of cancer patients and provided anti-thrombotic protection.

Published in Contributions
Friday, 09 December 2016 15:38

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and can have different causes. Viral hepatitis is caused by five different types of viruses, type A to type E. However, types A, B and C are the most common. The prognosis includes liver cancer, cirrhosis, extreme fatigue, vertigo and jaundice.

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  • TheSynapse Magazines 2016
Published in Issue 4 - 2016
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 21:00

Truly Restless & Daring Seminar

Rachel Gatt First Year Medical Student

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