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Category: Gastroenterology

Causes of high ferritin

Here are the differential diagnosis and aetiologies of hyperferritinemia (high ferritin). In the acute setting, infection and malignancy are by…

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy explained

Introduction Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves the use of hyperbaric chambers, large cylindrical structures made of steel that can be pressurized…

Prevention and management of hepatic encephalopathy

Mechanism of hepatic encephalopathy Several theories regarding the pathophysiology of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) exist. The leading driver of HE appears to…

Causes of diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus, at its core, is a problem of insulin deficiency. Many aetiologies, from genetic, to autoimmune, to drugs and infections, can…

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