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Saturday, August 11, 2007

of neurology

In this semester, we have three 6-week rotations. Each rotation introduces us to different specialty of medicine. We got to see different type of patients and how different disease affects the patient and the family.

Next week will be the fourth week of my neurology,eye & ENT rotation. I should theoretically know at least half about the related disease such as stroke, ataxia, Parkinson, epilepsy, macular degeneration, ear problems etc. To tell you the truth, I don't know that much yet. Still struggling to learn those diseases and I believe I will know the important disease by the end of this rotation :).

Part of tasks that I need to do is to interview and examine patients and learn about patient management. Sometimes this is not an easy task to do. Partly, I'm not that confident and forgot the relevant question to ask. Another contributing factor is most of the patients have some disability ranging from paralysis in one part of their body, language difficulty (aphasia) due to the problem in the brain, dementia and depression. It is not easy for patients to cope and understand the burden of their disease. It just reminds me of this television show which depicts the life of a patient with a disabling disease. It is sad yet good in showing how disease can impact life of the patient and their family.

Anyway, hopefully I will be able to grasp the important concepts from this rotation.

9 comments:

Minci said...

ah yes.. 1 litre of tears.. watched it too.. the fact that it involved someone young whose yet to experience the world adds to the 'Sadness scale'

another story 'Taiyou no Uta'(movie version) is also about another disabling disease.. actress is Yui. it's not as sad but yeah.. because of a skin condition, the sun is deadly to her.

hafiz238 said...

true. having to experience such disease at young age made it quite sad.

I think I've heard that movie before. The name of disease begins with XP.

The important lesson is to be prepared and appreciate the value of time.

SoFie NuR said...

1 liter of tears...every episodes pun memang meleleh air mata...so sad...(T_T)

memang merana hidup if something happen with our nerves...

nway,gud luck..!!

chem said...

actually there was a drama version of Taiyou No Uta involved the same lead actress as in 1 Litre of Tears; Erika Sawajiri.

the XP disease is actually xeroderma pigmentosum. in movie THE OTHERS (lead actress: nicole kidman), nicole's kids have the XP disease.

a korean movie "A Moment To Rememeber", potrayed a young lady with alzheimer's disease. all these dramas & movies i mentioned are worth watching :)

* sekarang 1LOT tgh tayang kat tv m'sia. suka gak dgr ost dia :)

hafiz238 said...

sofie: betul tu. 1 litre of tears will induce tears among many viewers and to know that this is based on a true story, that make it more sad.

chem: wah, you seems to know a lot about Japanese and Korean TV shows. tak tahu pula 1LOT tengah ditayang di Malaysia. Sure dapat sambutan unless Malaysians don't like to watch sad story.....

chem said...

hafiz: bukan setakat 'know a lot' je. boleh la kata yg aku ni tergolong dalam 'j-k freaks'..heehee :P

hafiz238 said...

hebat tu. Probably next time boleh consult about Japanese/Korean TV show :D

Minci said...

found some vids on anatomy.. maybe u'd find one on nneuro stuff

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=owner%3Aucberkeley+biology+131&docid=-2762611569114451741&num=10&so=0&start=10

hafiz238 said...

thanks for the link.

this link is also helpful. It contains tips and guide for all systems

A practical guide to Clinical Medicine