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The aftermath of COVID: long COVID

What is long COVID?   Long COVID is also called post-COVID syndrome, post-COVID conditions, long-haul COVID, and post-acute sequelae of SARS COV-2 infection (PASC). Most people who get COVID usually recover within a few weeks. But some patients might have protracted symptoms for weeks to months afterwards. There is little consensus on what long COVID …

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Preventing the preventable: the lesson learned with the loss of Shane Warne

Death is inevitable, but there are ways we can possibly delay death by abiding to a healthy lifestyle which includes a sensible diet, physical exercise, and regular check-ups with the doctor. The death of Shane Warne caused by a heart attack is a sad reminder of how critical it is to listen to our bodies …

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Pelvic mesh implants related complications and lawsuits 

Everyone would have heard by now of the medical complications many women have endured following reconstructive pelvic surgery performed with the implantation of artificial mesh devices. In women, these surgeries are offered to fix two major problems, urinary stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Stress incontinence is a condition causing urine to leak from the bladder during impact activities such as running …

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Osteitis pubis or inflammation of the symphysis pubis

Osteitis pubis or inflammation of the symphysis pubis

The inflammation of the symphysis pubis is often the result of overuse, whereby there is an abnormal muscle forces acting on the pubic symphysis. This condition is commonly observed in athletes who participate in sports with frequent activities such as kicking, twisting, pivoting, cutting, and during abrupt directional changes. Osteitis pubis has been described in …

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Plantar heel pain and the rise of “Ugg boot foot”

What is “Ugg boot foot”? Ugg Boot Foot is an umbrella term which describes foot pain believed to be caused by the combination of hard floors at home and/or unsupportive indoor footwear. It doesn’t refer to one specific pathology, but rather any musculoskeletal foot condition where footwear may be a contributing factor. A typical presentation …

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Brain injury awareness week in queensland and victoria

Brain injury awareness week 2021

There is no such thing as one type of brain injury. Whether we refer to traumatic brain injury, stroke, or brain infection, all these events can leave a lifelong impact. In this video you can listen to the testament of various individuals, each one suffering from a different form of brain injury and learn how …

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Broken heart syndrome is on the rise in the COVID pandemic

Broken heart syndrome remains a mysterious, rare condition that only now is slowly being elucidated. It was first identified by a Japanese researcher who named it Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in 1990. This cardiomyopathy is very different from a heart attack and can be misdiagnosed until specific tests reveal its intrinsic characteristics. While a heart attack is …

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Bankart and Hill-Sachs lesions of the shoulder joint

Bankart and Hill-Sachs lesions of the shoulder joint

Bankart and Hill-Sachs lesions are injuries involving the gleno-humeral joint of the shoulder following one or multiple shoulder dislocations. These injuries affect the glenoid fossa on the scapular side (Bankart lesion) but also damage to the head of the humerus (Hill-Sachs lesion).    Bankart lesion  Two different types of Bankart lesions have been described, one …

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