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Fingertip Injury

Among traumatic injuries, one third affects the hand, with fingertips being the most frequently injure portion of the hand. The fingers most commonly injured are middle finger, followed by index, ring, little finger, and thumb. The fingertip is defined as the portion of the digit distal to the insertion of …

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Presbyopia and Recent Advances

Graying of hair… wrinkling of skin… presbyopia… these different physiological phenomena of the human body can be grouped under the same category: the problems of aging. While no definitive treatment exists for the first two, there is a plethora of options for the problem of presbyopia. Presbyopia, by definition, is …

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Frozen Shoulder

The glenohumeral joint aids in shoulder movements. A flexible joint capsule filled with synovial fluid protects the joint and helps keep it moving smoothly. The capsule is surrounded by ligaments, tendons, and bursas that stabilize, control the movement, and act as cushions during joint movement. The extraordinary flexibility of the …

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Psoriasis a Multifactorial Disease

A dreaded disease with environmental, genetic, and immunologic factors playing a role, psoriasis is a disease that waxes and wanes with flare-ups, and it has no cure, as yet. Psoriasis is a complex, chronic, proliferative, and inflammatory disease of the skin. It involves hyperproliferation of the keratinocytes in the epidermis …

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Fibromyalgia

Case study A 42-year-old female presented at OPD due to muscle pain all over the body since the last 3-4 years. She had been visiting different clinics and hospitals many times for the same problem. All investigations were done; mostly routine blood tests, x-ray chest, ultrasound abdomen, and pelvis Rheumatoid …

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Diarrhea

Clinically, diarrhea is defined as three or more loose stools or watery bowel movements daily, or a frequent increase above an individual’s baseline. The normal diary stool can weigh as much as 300 g/mg when high fiber diet is consumed. Hence, the frequent passage of formed stool is not diarrhea. …

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Facial Paralysis

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At some moment in our life, while walking on the road, we must have come across a person trying to walk with the help of either a stick in the non-paralyzed hand, or with an accompanying companion, but his/her gait is always different and unbalanced. They always seem to be …

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Post-COVID Hair Loss: What Is It? Should We Panic?

Hair loss is an increasing complaint in Dermatology OPD, and more so after the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a huge rise in number of cases we see that comes with hair loss problems, and not to mention, the psychological impact it has on the patients. While we …

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Low Vision

Vision loss that cannot be corrected with conventional glasses, contacts, or surgery is termed as low vision. It interferes with the daily performance of the individual, so a person with low vision must learn how to adjust to it. According to the latest global estimate, 36 million were blind, 216•6 …

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Common Thyroid Diseases and Disorders

The thyroid gland (glandula thyreoidea) is a small, butterfly-shaped organ located at the base of our neck. It lies in the front, just under the voice box (larynx) and above our collar bone. It weighs about 20 to 60 grams on average in adults and is present in both women …

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