PACES MRCP UK - Where MRCPians Meet Since 2006

MRCP is well establised as an entry exam for advanced specialist training in many countries including Malaysia. It consists of 3 paper i.e. Part1, Part2(written tests) and PACES. PACES in full means Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills. It is the third part and the candidate is assessed by fellows of RCP. I passed my PACES in 2005. I am glad that many seniors had guided me throughout my preparation for PACES and I wish to share my experiences with PACES candidates via this blog.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Brain Pacemaker

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is one of a group of treatments involving surgical implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain.

It is used for advanced Parkinson's disease resistant to medical treatments. Other indications include severe essential tremor, primary dystonia and epilepsy.

It is true that Parkinson's patients are now increasingly receiving DBS devices. So, when you see a scar at the left/right pectoral region in a parkinson patient, please think of :
1- DBS device.
2- Cardiac pacemaker for associated arrhythmia(coincidental findings).

source: passpaces forum - Parkinson's ds tips



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