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Radiology

Indications of AP view for Chest Skiagram

When we are considering chest skiagrams, PA views are almost always preferred. This is because lung pathologies are better visible in PA view. Why are lung pathologies “better visible in PA view”? In AP position the x-ray first enters the heart, so cardiac shadow in AP view is larger than that in PA view. This […]

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Medical Opinions

The Origin of Medical Symbol – Asklepian or Caduceus?

The symbol of medicine changed from time to time, most confusing of which is the change to Rod of Asclepius from Caduceus. This change happened “in the late 19th and early 20th century as a result of documented mistakes, misunderstandings, and confusion” (source: Wikipedia). Even now both these symbols are used in various parts of […]

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Medical Opinions NEET PG

Superspecialization- Is It an End of Rat Race? – Rajamahendran R

Superspeciality has become the Gateway for Practice now. After MBBS and PG around 10 years spent reaching 28 to 30 years… Post-MD General, MD paeds, MS ENT, MS General, MS OBG – now it has become a compulsion to do Superspeciality. The number of students appearing in Each specialty shows the awareness seen among the […]

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Anatomy Ophthalmology

Segment and Chamber of the Eye – Don’t Confuse

Segments are the two major parts of the eye separated by the posterior surface of posterior lens capsule and zonules. While the aquous humor is divided by the iris and pupil into two chambers. Boundaries of Anterior Segment Anterior boundary – posterior surface of the cornea. Some authors prefer to consider cornea as a part […]

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Anatomy Medicine Ophthalmology

Anatomy of the Human Eye

This image shows various parts of the human eye. Various layers were reflected to expose the deeper structures. A single ray of light is shown in the middle to explain the image-forming pathway. Image Labels posterior segment ora serrata ciliary muscle ciliary zonules Schlemm’s canal pupil anterior chamber cornea iris lens cortex lens nucleus ciliary […]

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Exam Preparation and Experience Step 1 Preparation and Experience USMLE General Advice USMLE Preparation and Experience

The United States Medical Licensing Examination – a Nigerian perspective – Dr. Chimezie Mbachi Bar’joe

Hi, I am Bar Joe, a graduate of the University of Nigeria, I started the USMLE process after graduation and I am currently in the interview process, at this point I decided to put this write up because I feel that the process can be made easier if we are being guided appropriately and if […]