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Manufacturers have come up with the idea of offering "miraculous" magnesium preparations for application on the skin. But can magnesium ultimately enter the bloodstream through transdermal ... [more]

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Oncologists have in recent times learned a lot by looking at elephants and Greenland whales. These large and heavy animals, despite huge cell division rates, rarely develop cancer. Now we are ... [more]

York Cardiology published a video

NOACs cause no more bleeding than Aspirin in AFib

In this video, Dr Sanjay Gupta discusses the AVERROES study which showed that Apixiban 5mg bd was significantly more effective than Aspirin in preventing strokes and caused no increase in bleeding compared to Aspirin.
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Ulna
The ulna is a longitudinal hollow bone that is located on the medial side of the forearm and is parallel to the radius.

Anatomy
The ulna consists of a rhombic body (Latin: corpus ulnae) and a proximal and distal end piece (Latin: extremitas ... [more]
Flora Vinbert has edited the Flexikon article Heart murmur
Heart murmurs are pathological, meaning unhealthy current as well as valve generated sounds, originating from the heart. With that they differ from the normal physiological heart sounds.

Pathophysiology
The most common cause for heart murmurs are ... [more]
Raphael Klinkhammer has edited the Flexikon article Skeleton muscles
The skeleton muscles comprise the muscles that are fixed to the skeleton or - in a broader sense - that are responsible for the movements of the body. Just as the myocardium, they belong to the striated muscles.
Comment: The term "skeletal muscle" ... [more]
York Cardiology published a video

Understanding blood clots (part II)

In this video, Dr Sanjay Gupta discusses why blood clots form and why they can be so devastatingly dangerous and how a good lifestyle can reduce the likelihood of blood clots forming.
Nils Hartung has edited the Flexikon article Heart murmur
Heart murmurs are pathological, meaning unhealthy current as well as valve generated sounds, originating from the heart. With that they differ from the normal physiological heart sounds.

Pathophysiology
The most common cause for heart murmurs are ... [more]
Konstantin Weil has published the Flexikon article Hypokalemia
Hypokalemia is defined as a serum potassium level below 3.6 mmol/l.

Etiology
There are several mechanisms that can lead to hypokalemia:
Increased secretion, with the possibilities of:Primary renal loss: e.g. due to chronic interstitial nephritis, ... [more]
Konstantin Weil has published the Flexikon article Loop diuretic
Loop diuretics are highly effective diuretic drugs (diuretics). They can induce an increase of urine production of 30 to 40 liters per day, under the condition that infusions are used to replace lost fluid.

Pharmacology
Most loop diuretics are ... [more]
York Cardiology published a video

Understanding blood clots

In this video, Dr Sanjay Gupta explains why blood clots form, why they are so dangerous and how a healthy lifestyle can reduce your likelihood if suffering a blood clot.
Flora Vinbert has published the Flexikon article Skeleton muscles
The skeleton muscles comprise the muscles that are fixed to the skeleton or - in a broader sense - that are responsible for the movements of the body. Just as the myocardium, they belong to the striated muscles.
Comment: The term "skeletal muscle" ... [more]