Monday, 26 April 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 2



You meet this patient in the waiting hall. You haven't had the chance to procure his history or even ask him his name. What's your diagnosis:

Please answer in the comment section below according to the following format:


Answer for ECG must follow the following format:
1. What do you see in the ECG?
2. What is your interpretation?

Example of answer:
1. Rhythm sinus, Axis normal, QRS duration is 80ms, No ST elevation.
2. Normal ECG.

Answer for Spot Diagnosis:

The first entry with the correct answers and a correctly-filled form will be picked as the winner. Entries must be sent before 10 a.m. on the 2nd of May 2010.

Questions can be downloaded here.

Note: Your entry will not appear on the comments section until the quiz has ended.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 1 Result

The winner for the MSA Academic Quiz - Week 1 is...

Drum roll, please...

CHONG KOK HUNG from Group 37, 6th year.

Congratulations, Chong Kok Hung on your winning entry. Your prize will be passed to you by an MSA Committee representative.

Other entries were as follows: 

Entry #1

Answer for ECG:
Irregular rhythm. Sinus rhythm.
Heart rate = 60-70bpm
Normal cariac axis - QRS complex is upright in I and aVF, RII>RI>RIII.
RBBB - M pattern in III, aVF, V2. It is due to the occlusion of LAD supply.
Concordance T-inversion in I, V1-4. Biphasic T-wave ---> Anterior NSTEMI, mainly due to occlusion of LAD
Progressive T-inversion in II.
Pointed P-wave in II, III, aVF; no P-wave in I; P-inversion in aVL - possibility of ectopic right atrial focus. Atrial pacemaker having 75bpm

Answer for Spot Diagnosis:
Alcoholic liver disease
Bruises due to:

1. Frequent falling
2. Hemorrhagic syndrome due to reduce of coagulation factor synthesis from liver ( factor I, II, VII, IX, X)

Red bleb = Spider naevi due to reduce of oestrogen metabolism. Oestrogen acts as vasodilators. Note that spider naevi only found above umbilicus

Entry #2
ecg= supraventricular extrasystole/ escape beat

the ecg shows irregularly irregular patern with p before qrs complexs.

spot dx = hemorrahgic teleangictasis@spider neavi
the man probably suffer from alcoholic liver dz complicated with liver cirrosis, hepatic encepalopathy ( freq fall), hypoproteinamia n coagulation fx (bruises). should look for palmar erethema, jaundice, flaping tremor, ascites n other liver sign n portal hypertension.  

Entry #3

ECG:sinus rhythm rate 75/min
normal cardiac axis
second degree heart block,2 p wave perQRS
right bundle branch block pattern,
ST elevation by 2mm in V1,V2-anterior MI
spot diagnosis:spider angiomata(nevus araneus, spider nevus, vascular spider, and "Spider telangiectasia)  

Entry #4
ECG: rhythm: irregular
pace maker: SA node (p wave present)
heart rate : 75 beats per min
P-Q interval : 0.12 sec
QRS complex : 0.1 sec
time of internal deflection
Right ventricle : 0.02 sec
left venbtricle : 0.06 sec
p wave : P pulmnonale ( II, III , AVF)
QRS complex : normal
T wave : biphasic
diagnose: Right atrial hypertrophy
Spot diagnosis: spider naevi , in possibly alcoholic liver cirrhosis
Entry #5
Answer for ECG:
Heart Rate: 75
Rhythm: Sinus rhythm
Diagnoisis: Lateral non-elevated S-T segment Myocardial Infarction with Left Bundle Branch Block

Answer for Spot Diagnosis: Nervus Araneus (Spider Nevus)
A spider nevus consists of a central arteriole with radiating thin-walled vessels. Compression of the central vessel produces blanching and temporarily obliterates the lesion. When released, the threadlike vessels quickly refill with blood from the central arteriole. The ascending central arteriole resembles a spider's body, and the radiating fine vessels resemble multiple spider legs. Spider nevus is often found in young adults.
Rapid development of numerous prominent spider angiomas may occur in patients with hepatic cirrhosis, malignant liver disease, and other hepatic dysfunctions due to the elevated level of estrogen hormone.
The patient admits drinking a lot for the pass years suggests a liver disease in this case with the development of this sign.  

Entry #6
ECG- Burgada Syndrome
with normal heart rate, sinus
pathological board QRS complex 0.16s
(suspect bundle branch block)
and rsR' /m in lead II,III, aVL, aVF, V1 & V2
and deep wide S in V5, V6
(suspect RBBB)
but RBBB alone, should have ST iso-line,
there is ST Elevation.
(check hemiblock & bifasicularblock; suspect MI)
To check hemiblock or bifasicularblock,
look at lead I, II, III, there is normal axis R2>R1>R3 , not axis deviation thus exclude it.
To check MI by using Sgarbossa Criteria,
all terminal deflection are discordant to T wave,thus is not myocardia infarction (MI).
STE especially in V1-3
is typical sign for Burgada syndrome.
Spot diagnosis- spider navei
patient is chronic alcohol abuse, cause hepatic disease or mostly end with alcoholic cirrhosis.
Spider navei is most common sign of cirrhosis
and it typically localised in upper part of body.
Pathogenesis- Hepatic disease with impaired hepatic function to detoxify estogen in blood, causing high estrogen in blood, and induce nitric oxide synthase in vasoendothelium and increased nitric oxide which lead to vasodilatation.

The answer scheme for this week's quiz can be downloaded here.

Thank you for all your submissions. There's still more prizes to be won each week. Each week's questions will be posted on 12 a.m. sharp every Monday. Try your luck!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

CME [M&M] 25/04/10

Date: 25 April 2010 (Sunday)

Time: 14.30-17.00

Room Hiroshima


Approach to acute abdomen - Bala

Microbiology and infection - Xun Jin (specially prepared for 2nd and 3rd students)

Case discussion - Radhika

Spot diagnosis - Heah

Open to all.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

2010 Volgograd Futsal League

The 2010 Volgograd Futsal League's fixtures, as well as the list of participants have been made available by the organizers. You can download both here.

Please be informed.

Monday, 19 April 2010

MSA Academic Quiz - Week 1



A 32 years old man has been admitted to a general medical ward. He has been falling a lot and admits to drinking heavily over the years. He is covered in bruises and it’s noticable that there are red blebs on his face, neck, upper chest. What’s your spot diagnosis?

Please answer in the comment section below according to the following format:

Answer for ECG:
Answer for Spot Diagnosis:

The first entry with the correct answers and a correctly-filled form will be picked as the winner. Entries must be sent before 10 a.m. on the 25th of April 2010.

Questions can be downloaded here.

Note: Your entry will not appear on the comments section until the quiz has ended.

Note: As of 8:17 p.m. of the 24th of April 2010, there are 7 valid entries.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

University Open Day; Holidays

On the 20th of April 2010, Tuesday, Volgograd State Medical University will be having its Open Day. A ceremony for this event will be held in the Aktovii Zal of the Main Campus at 12.30 p.m. on the same day. Attendance is compulsory for students studying in the pre-medical faculty, first, second, third and fourth courses; and those who are involved in the event. 

Lectures for fifth year students will still be held as normal.


The university has declared the following dates as holidays:-








Please be informed.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

CME [M&M] 11/04/10

Date: 11 April 2010 (Sunday)

Time: 14.30-17.00

Venue: Study Room Hiroshima


Approach to stroke - Chai Chan Sin

Case discussion - Shao En

Open to all.

Emergency Contact Numbers

For MTC- 
112 (police)
113 (ambulance)

For Beeline- 
002 (police)
003 (ambulance)

For Megafon- 
020202 (police)
030303 (ambulance)

Meeting with the Malaysian Ambassador to Russian Federation [II]

The Ambassador of Malaysia to the Russian Federation, Dato' Mohamad Khalis, and the First Secretary of the Malaysian Embassy in Moscow, En. Wan Azizam and Wan Salleh, arrived in Volgograd at 5 p.m. on the 1st of April 2010. The officials were here to discuss with the university representatives about the welfare of Malaysian students studying in Volgograd State Medical University.

 From left to right: En. Wan Azizam bin Wan Salleh, Dato' Mohamad Khalis, Muhd Hilmi Afandi Md Jamil

The Ambassador and the First Secretary graciously took time out of their busy schedule to meet up with the students. The meeting was held on the 1st of April 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Mramornii Zal in the Main Corpus of the University.

In the meeting the Ambassador discussed several issues that were raised by the students and promised to convey the students' concern to the university officials.

Among the issues raised were matters concerning the certification of documents, the summer practicals, insurance, the hostel problems and others. Details of the matters can be obtained from the students' respective batch representatives.

The Ambassador also informed the students of the latest details of the Moscow bombings and the condition of the three Malaysian students injured during the attacks. He urged the students to be careful and always have the necessary documents whenever they're traveling. These documents are: your passport, immigration card, registration slip, student card and the insurance certificate.

These documents are also needed when students require medical attention from polyclinics and hospitals. If the students wish to go to a different medical facility other than the Family Medicine clinic on Kim Street, they are required to inform Mr Denis Kovrizhnikh [89033721979].

The issue with the summer practical was also clarified. Students are required to complete the summer practicals in Volgograd according to the University's requirement but they are also not prohibited from doing extra practicals in Malaysia if they have the necessary documents and the hospitals are willing to take them.

Other than that, the Ambassador requested that everyone with problems or expecting problems with the certification of their documents to report it as soon as possible. Those concerned should give their names and details of their respective cases to their batch representatives. Students from the First Year to the Fourth with these problems are required to fill in this form: here.

On the 2nd of April 2010, the Ambassador and the First Secretary visited the hostels on Kim and Hiroshima streets. They were accompanied by university officials.

The Malaysian student body of Volgograd State Medical University would like to express our gratitude to Dato' Mohamad Khalis and En Wan Azizam bin Wan Salleh for taking the time out of their busy schedule to meet up with the students and address the students' problems.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Slideshow competition update

Three teams have signed up for the slide show competition, which is being held in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of Volgograd State Medical University.

They are:

1st team 
Eccleston Kendrick
Muhmmad Hanis
Muhammad Syamim
Hansley Liew
Michael Chia

2nd team
5th year, group 33 lead by Alif Ramli

3rd team
4th year, group 36 lead by Ramesh

Students are encouraged to contribute to these teams in forms of pictures, videos and other materials, which might be useful in the making of these slide shows.

Other groups are still welcomed to compete for the event but the slide show must be submitted by the 10th of April 2010. The result will be announced on the Day of Excellence.

Please be informed.

Message from the Pro-rector of Foreign Students' Welfare

Dear students,

Our pro-rector Professor .A.A.Spasov called for a meeting on 30th March 2010 regarding the bombing incidents which took place in Moscow.

  • Students are required to remain calm. Security measures have been tightened up in Volgograd.
  • You are not allowed to roam around outside during odd hours especially alone. You are strongly recommended to stay at home after school hours.
  • You are advised to travel with company; not alone.
  • You are not allowed to leave Volgograd during this time being.
  • You are required to have your original passport, registration slip, and immigration card together with your student card at all times anywhere.
    (Since the security measures have been tightened, you might be asked to show the police your documents more frequent than usual; failure to do so might end up with detention in the police station)
  • You are not advised to create any unnecessary attention and conflict in the streets.
  • Please take extra care of yourself. If there is any incident, you are required to report it to the university authorities, Malaysian curator and MSA ASAP.

    Please be informed.

Trip to Saint Petersburg

This poster was designed by Ling Jyh Chyang.

Friday, 2 April 2010

CME [M&M] 04/04/10

M&M Seminar (CME)
Date: 4th April 2010 (Sunday)
Time: 14.30-16.30
Venue: Study Room Hiroshima


Approach to Headache - Kok Xian

Kidney Stone - Nur Afni

Spot diagnosis -Sayleni

Open to all.

Please be informed.