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Haemophilus ducreyi-animated quick review

Haemophilus ducreyi-animated quick review

Haemophilus ducreyi is a gram negative pleomorphic coccobacillus that causes an acute sexually transmitted infection called a chancroid. This disease is rare in the United States and is most commonly seen in Africa and Southeast Asia. It is thought that chancroids may be an important cofactor in the transmission of

Murphy Sign – Clinical Examination

Murphy Sign – Clinical Examination

Murphy’s Sign Ask the patient to exhale, while palpating the gall bladder area, medial to the mid-clavicular line. Now instruct the patient to take a deep breath so the gall bladder is pushed down, and against the examiner’s fingertips, as the lungs expand. If cholecystitis is present, the patient will

Acute Abdomen: General Principles – General Surgery | Lecturio

Acute Abdomen: General Principles – General Surgery | Lecturio

Hello. Welcome back. Today, in this module of acute abdomen, we’re going to discuss some general principles. Let’s start with a clinical scenario. Imagine yourself in the emergency department. You’re seeing a 35-year old man who presents to the emergency department with three days of crampy abdominal pain and diarrhea.