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Monday, 13 August 2018 09:04

Preventing Colon Cancer

Preventing colon cancer through the use of NBI with magnification.

Published in Medical Buff
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:25

Managing Cardiac Events

There are many things that can go wrong with the cardiovascular system, leading to a cardiac event. As a cardiologist, it’s important to keep information I share with the public, as simple as possible.

Published in Medical Buff
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:03

Common Sexually Transmitted Infections

People are far more worried about contracting HIV than they are about getting any other sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Published in Medical Buff
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 18:08

Hepatitis B

We all know what happens to a city under siege. As the enemy approaches, the defenders steel themselves to fight to the last man to protect their homes. The battle is fierce, the casualties many. No matter who wins, one thing is for certain, the city itself will sustain significant damage, and perhaps even be left in ruins.

Published in Medical Buff
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:55

Colonoscopies

It is difficult to express just how much I enjoy being a gastroenterologist. Not everybody gets to do what they love, but for me, my work is my hobby and my passion.

Published in Medical Buff
Thursday, 01 June 2017 17:32

Medical Evacuations

Medical evacuations are difficult to pull off but in terms of complexity, there’s nothing that goes beyond extracorporeal membrane oxidation (ECMO).

Published in Medical Buff
Monday, 17 April 2017 05:29

Emergency Response

When a Western tourist collapsed outside the Independence Palace last January, media outlets reported that the tourist had suffered a stroke. This wasn’t accurate — according to the emergency doctor who arrived on the scene by ambulance just minutes after receiving the alert, the patient had suffered from a heart attack, before going into cardiac arrest. The patient was taken into intensive care at a nearby cardiology unit.

Published in Medical Buff
Monday, 13 March 2017 06:45

Cervical Cancer

One of the most devastating experiences a physician faces is to see a patient with a condition that is completely preventable and treatable — but because the patient presented it too late in the course of the disease, that condition is no longer curable, or can only be partially treated even with the most invasive and aggressive techniques. Cervical cancer is exactly that kind of condition.

Published in Medical Buff
Monday, 27 February 2017 07:42

Born to Run

I am a lucky man.

Published in Medical Buff
Friday, 27 January 2017 06:02

Are Antibiotics Placing Your Kids at Risk?

Vietnam is among the world’s worst countries for overuse of antibiotics. Much has been written about the worldwide epidemic of antibiotic abuse and the rise of “superbugs”, but even against a backdrop of international attention, the excessive use of antibiotics in Vietnam is alarming.

Published in Medical Buff
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