MedShr’s Highlights from ESC Congress 2019

By George Ulmann - Reporter, MedShr More than 30,000 cardiovascular specialists attended Paris over five days to discuss the entire spectrum of cardiovascular medicine. The spotlight this year was on Global Cardiovascular Health, as ESC partnered with the World Heart Federation (WHF). A key highlight of the conference was the six Hot Line sessions, which…

The Cardiovascular Effects of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists: A Literature Review

By Veron V. Yala MD, Advanced DOH (JLI) and MSc Diabetes (USW) I. Background  Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a complex metabolic disorder that occurs when there is a rise in glycaemia secondary to the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin or the inability to use it effectively (IDF, 2017).  The prevalence of diabetes…

This week at MedShr: #SportsInjuryWeek!

Playing sports at any age is a great form of exercise and social interaction, but there are always risks associated. Sports injuries can affect almost every part of the body-- everything from bones and joints to muscles and tendons. That is why this week at MedShr, we are shining a light on sports-related injuries. If…

Introducing Joht Chandan, an Editorial Assistant at MedShr!Joht is a fifth year medical student at UCL with interests in a variety of fields.MedShr: What inspired you to study medicine?Joht: Initially I never planned to do Medicine. I always thought I might go into Engineering. However during my school holidays I volunteered at a hospice in…

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Zubin J. Daruwalla to our Editorial Team.Dr Daruwalla is a Senior Orthopaedic Surgical Resident at the National University Hospital in Singapore, Alumnus of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and a Director of Daruwalla Orthopaedic Spine & Hand Surgery in Singapore. He is also a specialty editor for…

The editorial team is growing here at MedShr! This week we’re introducing Vikkineshwaran, one of our Associate Editors, a final year medical student from MAHSA University Malaysia currently affiliated to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for his clinical training.He is also co-chairman of the student-led organization, Malaysian Medics International (MMI). Vikkineshwaran has a keen interest in oncology…