Day: October 29, 2021

Gell and Coombes Classification of Hypersensitivity 

The term hypersensitivity reaction has been described as an exaggerated and inappropriate immune response, to self or foreign antigen, that is harmful to the host1. Gell and Coombs went further to define 4 distinct types of these reactions based on their pathophysiology (Types I, II, III, IV). These are classified with regard to the mechanisms …

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Pancreatitis: Inflammatory Disorder of Parenchyma of the Pancreas

An inflammatory disorder of the parenchyma of the pancreas can present as either acute or chronic pancreatitis (Banks et al., 2010). This paper aims to discuss the pathology of pancreatitis. Aetiology Gall stone obstruction and high alcohol consumption are among the commonest causes (Bhattacharya, 2013). Other causes include mechanical obstruction or injury from Trauma, post …

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Disease MIS-C vs. Kawasaki: Similarities and Differences

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome represents a condition that shares a description much like that of Kawasaki disease. Kawasaki disease is a large and medium-sized vasculitis affecting infants and children usually younger than four years old and characterized essentially by coronary artery involvement and mucocutaneous manifestations (Burns and Glodé, 2004). As a new entity, the multisystem inflammatory …

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The Undergrad Research Experience of Medical Students in Kenyan Universities

Background: Research is important in clinical practice, as seen especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it has been reported that the number of physician-scientists is still declining. Increasing research participation in undergraduate medical students is one of the avenues to curb this decline. To achieve this, understanding their research experience is essential. There is, however, …

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Primary Care medication Management in Reference to High-level Evidence-based Resources

Primary care services remain the cornerstone of patient care. In primary care, clinicians need to have the necessary skills to serve their patients appropriately and adequately. The purpose of this week’s post is to highlight primary care medication management in reference to high-level evidence-based resources. A patient is being seen at your clinic for depression …

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How and Why Has State Education Been Divided Along Class Lines?

United Kingdom education has become more divided along class lines over the years. It has made it even more difficult for students within the lowest class to become successful in their academic endeavors. The paper purposes to uncover the complexities presented by evaluation of class issues within education by experts. The two main concerns the …

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