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Issue 1 - Pulsenotes LIVE, upcoming events & more...

Hey guys, Welcome to our first ever weekly email. For those of you who don't know us, Pulsenotes was
Issue 1 - Pulsenotes LIVE, upcoming events & more...
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Hey guys,
Welcome to our first ever weekly email. For those of you who don’t know us, Pulsenotes was created by myself (Ben), another Ben ‘Medical Ben’ and Sam. We’re three friends from medical school who are now junior doctors in London (well, I’m in Chelmsford, more on that another time).
We created pulsenotes as we thought online medical resources were a bit naff. Our aim was to create a medical revision web app. like no other. Beautiful revision notes, in-depth questions and immersive video lectures - like amalgamating 'Cheese & Onion’, Pastest and Netflix, with some Jony Ive styling (NB - I’m an avid Mac fan).

Sam, 'Surgical' Ben & 'Medical' Ben, Founders of Pulsenotes
Sam, 'Surgical' Ben & 'Medical' Ben, Founders of Pulsenotes
Pulsenotes LIVE
Last week we trialed our first Pulsenotes LIVE ‘livestream’ lecture. Medical Ben presented Neutropenic Sepsis - which was a BIG hit (for our members, the recording can be found here).
This Saturday, the rather elusive Sam is presenting Pancreatitis LIVE. Again, we’ll be live-streaming via Zoom, with 100 free places available (login details below). For members, we’ll be trialing live-streaming directly to our web app. (see screenshot).
NB - Don’t worry if you miss it, the video will appear on the web app. a few hours after.
Pulsenotes LIVE: Pancreatitis; Saturday 2nd May 14:00 GMT. Zoom Meeting ID: 971-7128-6768. Password: 622775
Alternatively
Members can live-stream via our web app (Beta)
Live-streaming directly to our web app.
Live-streaming directly to our web app.
What's new this week?
It’s been a busy week in the Pulsenotes offices (and by offices I of course mean our living rooms). Content creation is the most time intensive component of our business. All graphics are produced in-house - a painstaking process.
In addition to launching Pulsenotes LIVE we have been expanding the content on our website. This month we introduced a whole range of topics as well as our first Plastics video lecture: Burns
New topics include:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Clostridium difficile 
  • Testicular torsion
  • Acute epididymo-orchitis 
Developing diagrams - a painstaking process!
Developing diagrams - a painstaking process!
Norton's Corner
Iron, ferritin, transferrin, T-sats?!? Iron studies can be confusing…
Iron studies can be confusing, particularly in the context of chronic disease (ferritin is an acute phase protein which rises with inflammation).
The tips and tricks? Ferritin is an excellent marker of iron deficiency, but in the context of acute inflammation iron status is difficult to truly assess. Transferrin-saturation and serum iron can help.
Transferrin-saturation and the ‘iron-binding capacity’ are markers of iron binding. Transferrin is an iron transport protein. The saturation measures how much iron is bound. If the transferrin-saturation is <20% it suggests iron deficiency. If the transferrin-saturation is >50% it suggests iron overload and may be a sign of haemochromatosis (an inherited disorder leading to iron overload).
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Final words
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