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DRESS

Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) is a rare reaction to certain medications causing widespread rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and characteristic blood abnormalities including eosinophilia.

Management consists of stopping the offending medication and supportive care. Systemic corticosteroids are commonly used.

DVLA

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) maintains the registration and licensing of drivers in Great Britain, and responsibilities include recording driver medical conditions.

DVT

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a deep vein, typically in the leg.

NICE CKS - Deep vein thrombosis

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ECG

The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) measures electrical activity of the heart to detect cardiac problems.

ECT

Electroconclusive therapy (ECT, previously termed electroshock therapy) involves the intentional induction of seizures by applying electricity to one (unilateral ECT) or both brain hemispheres (bilateral ECT), and is used in the management of a number of psychiatric conditions.

ED

ED is the Emergency Department (also known as A+E, Accident and Emergency).

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EEG

The electro-encephalogram (EEG) measures electrical activity of the brain and can be used to diagnose epilepsy, sleep disorders and other conditions.

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eGFR

Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a measure of kidney function, calculated using creatinine and patient charateristics: age, sex and ethnicity.

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EMU

An EMU is an Evening Medical Update, organised by RCPE.

Upcoming EMUs

EMUs on the Education Portal

ENT

Ears, nose and throat (ENT), formally otorhinolaryngology, is a surgical specialty.