History of Women’s Health: Maternal Mortality

Hello avid readers of this little blog, and welcome to another article and hopefully the start of a new segment. I have a very keen interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and as such have decided to compliment my study with learning about the history of this incredibly rewarding and interesting field of medicine. So without…

Famous Faces: Ignaz Semmelweis

     It seems like common sense nowadays to wash our hands; after the toilet, before and after eating, after blowing our noses, and especially all throughout the day when you are in the medical field. The “5 Moments of Hand Hygiene” is drilled into us from the first day, and the little pink tubs…

A Brief History of Transplantation

     To celebrate the beginning of DonateLife Week we here at bloodbonesandbodies have decided to do what we do best; provide you with some historical knowledge bombshells to wow your friends and impress your colleagues! This is an incentive by the DonateLife organisation and helps raise awareness around the benefits of choosing to be…

Diagnose This #22

Howdy friends, and welcome back to Diagnose This! So sorry for the late post, had a touch of gastro over the week that needed my full attention and dedication to beat into submission. Now then, here we are on the final post about the man with the abdo pain and somewhat seedy history overseas. The…

Diagnose This #20

Hey guys, and welcome back to Diagnose This! Sorry for the late post, we have had some technical difficulties getting this one done :(. Anyways, to last week’s case. Here is what we were wanting from the history: Alex Jones, 59 year old male, works as a gardener. He has presented to the GP with…

Diagnose This #19

Hey guys, welcome back to Diagnose This! This has been an intense week of MCRs, study, and crying at babies in the nursery so let’s get straight into it! Last week we were introduced to the 37 year old female in her 28th week of pregnancy presenting with hypertension and a headache. Her urine dipstick…

Diagnose This #18

Hey guys, and welcome back to another installment of Diagnose This; the game that teaches as well as providing you with a much needed break from the textbooks. Last week we were introduced to the gentleman with the tearing chest pain; a lot of people have been messaging us and yes, this is an aortic…

Diagnose This #17

Hey guys, and welcome back to Diagnose This! Been another hectic week, so let’s get straight to it: The type of kidney condition occurring in this patient is a nephrotic syndrome, shown by the oedema and massive proteinuria. The rare condition causing this is amyloidosis; the deposition of amyloid proteins either systemically or in various organs…

Diagnose This #15

G’day guys, and welcome back to another installment of Diagnose This! Last week we were introduced to the gentleman with the suspicious looking mole on his back. Hopefully you all concluded that it was a melanoma, a cancer of the melanocytes that commonly occurs on the skin. A good series of questions to ask would be the ABCDEFG…

Diagnose This #14

Hey guys, and welcome back to another fun-filled segment of medical learning and fun facts that we like to call “Diagnose This”! Let’s get right into it with last week’s case: The drunk/high patient is an all-too common occurrence in Emergency Departments and can be dismissed and sent off on their merry way. Usually this is…

Diagnose This #12

Hey friends, and welcome back to Diagnose This! Hope your week has been successful and that your long weekend proved to be fruitful and as educational as possible. Now, let us delve back into the depths of memory to remember last week’s case of the unfortunate man with the rather nasty fracture of the femur….