2. 2017: 'Pinch' & 'Displacement' Tests. PIH e-Med Journal 2017;8(1):01-05.
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A NEW CONCEPT IN PUBLICATION OF CLINICAL PAPERS
The New Pacific International Hospital (PIH) in Port Moresby has commenced publishing short clinical papers to exchange vital and relevant information among clinicians. Generally speaking clinicians are busy dealing with patients and they usually do not find time to read and publish papers (being academic). Nevertheless, it is important that a clinician should read and upgrade his/her knowledge and at the same time report interesting clinical findings/observations or cases. In standard journals, the format of reporting is lengthy and to make matters worse, the process of submission and reviewing are sometimes discouraging, especially to the novice.
Dr. Venkita Suresh (Senior Cardiologist) and team members of PIH, has introduced a simple way of reporting interesting clinical findings: The PIH E-Med Journal. The Journal is based on the concept of 'A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words'. Clear photos, diagrams and tables are recommended with very few wordings to convey the main message.
In this journal, Dr. Mol explains the clinical examination technique of 'Pinch' and 'Displacement' Tests to come up with a preliminary diagnosis of any subcutaneous tissue level masses (lumps, bumps, cysts & swellings) before ordering radiologic and laboratory tests.
LOOK OUT FOR OUR NEW PUBLICATION IN THE NEW PIH e-MED JOURNAL IN NOVEMBER 2017 (IT WILL ALSO BE POSTED/UPLOADED TO THIS BLOG):
'SPECIAL TECHNIQUES IN PLASTIC SURGERY TO CONCEAL SCARS'