Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I used to work here before.
To donate sperm. No lah.
Well, to donate blood actually.
Got incentives for blood donor.
I felt a bit guilty, because I had history of high risk exposure. I 'mingle' with HIV patients and I had history of 'sharing' needle', albeit, accidental needle prick injury. But then, I am pretty sure I am 100% negative.
This bag is usually used if one thinks that the donor is 'clean'. Therefore, it is only used for regular donors who regularly had their blood screened. In those donors whose status are unknown, or doubtful, they will use a single bag.
Usually, the donor's blood is screened for VDRL, Anti-HIV, HBs Ag and Anti-HCV Ab. Those in Kelantan will have their blood additionally screened for BFMP.
Come to think of it, blood transfusion actually carries a significant high risk of transmissable disease, especially other infectious diseases not routinely screened.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
What is the diagnosis?
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I then proceeded to a full and "thorough" history taking to find out what was the cause of her anaemia and CCF.
Then, I did a complete physical examination, including per rectal examination. Her vital signs were normal, she was febrile and there were signs of heart failure. Her ECG was normal.
I then came to a diagnosis of CCF precipitated by bronchopneumonia and severe anaemia.
But, what was the cause of the anaemia?
The nurse in charge informed us she noted that the patient had PV bleed in her diaper. No doubt, we did a PS and VE and found that she had a cervical carcinoma.
Though she might be way beyond her menstruation age, we should not miss out on history of PV bleed.
The above CT scan, confirmed she had lung metastasis.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
PUTRAJAYA (The Star, 3rd October 2006): The doctor who died after an accident in an ambulance is eligible for an ex-gratia payment, according to the Public Services Department (PSD) and Treasury.
PSD corporate communications unit head Hasniah Rashid said although Dr Norbaizura Yahaya was not confirmed as a doctor at the time of death, she was eligible for the compensation as long as she was a government staff member.
She said the ex-gratia scheme was provided for all government servants under a 1994 Treasury circular amended in 2001, which stipulated that a staff member injured or killed while on duty, even if not confirmed, was entitled to compensation.
“In her (Dr Norbaizura’s) case, the Health Ministry is conducting an investigation and will propose the payment (quantum) to the Treasury, which will then relay the final decision to the PSD on the next course of action,” she said.
On Sept 4, Dr Norbaizura was accompanying a patient in an ambulance from Seremban Hospital to Selayang Hospital when the vehicle burst a tyre at the expressway near Bangi and landed in a ditch.
The 24-year doctor from Sabak Bernam, who suffered injuries to her head, ribs and lungs, went into a coma and died 16 days later.