Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia, affecting about 2% of the population, that if not recognised and treated can lead to heart failure and stroke. Atrial Fibrillation occurs when there are abnormal electrical impulses in the atria....
Vitiligo

Vitiligo

Vitiligo “Vitiligo is a relatively common, acquired loss of pigmentation of the skin affecting 1% to 2% of the population. Destruction of melanocytes or pigment cells occurs and the skin becomes white. The most common sites of pigment loss are body folds (like...
Are Vitamin D Supplements Necessary?

Are Vitamin D Supplements Necessary?

Are Vitamin D Supplements Necessary Vitamin D is required to support musculoskeletal health. In a recent article, NPS MedicineWise reviewed the Australian Therapeutic Guidelines for supplementing with Vitamin D. Of interest: Despite living in one of the sunniest...
Purple Urine Bag Syndrome

Purple Urine Bag Syndrome

Have you ever seen purple urine in a catheterised Patient? I haven’t and I believe it to be a rare occurrence, however, I was reading a few articles the other day and came across a picture of purple urine. At first, I thought it was a prank – a few...
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