A & P lecture including blood clotting on Monday

Just looked at my timetable for Uni on Monday and part of our lecture is regarding blood clotting. Am going to challenge my lecturer and ask him if he knows what Hughes/APS is? be interesting to know if he does. He is a senior well published lecturer in Anatomy & Physiology with over 30 years experience. I should do a poll really, who thinks he will know, who thinks he won't!! :-D

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  • Ha ha im takin a chance im sayin he will.the med profession r gettin betta.all the best.x

  • I'm hoping he does seeing as he's discusing blod clotting! surely he would have done his research on all causes of it so it should have come up.

    If he doesnt then that just tells us that they really need to be told to read recent studies more & not get so stale in their profession!

    My bet is he does!!! Sue x

  • 50 ; 50 here is hoping he does

  • Student Nurse;

    My bet is that if he is aware of Hughes - he doesn't really understand the disease and all of the possible complications. Here in the states, many docs have no idea what it is. When my husband - the one who has Hughes/APS - went to see his Veterans Doctor - the doctor looked puzzled - and said "That's a disease you only hear of when you are taking your medical boards." He had no idea until I schooled him on the subject. I hope - for your sake - he does know more and can possibly enlighten you and us for that matter.

  • I say "Yes". If he is worth his salt he will know

  • Lecturer A&p =yes

    Neurologist =No

  • i do not think so. i worked in a hospital for 17 years. had a stroke and was fired. they thought i was a drunk, drug addict and behavioral problem.. it took almost 20 years to realize i had aps. had 3 pulmonary embolisms before being diagnosed with aps.. after the stroke, i also developed seizures. i worked in a hospital and they (doctors) never knew what was wrong with me. should i get my job back. please respond thanks. i was a runnergirl until

  • Let us know the answer please! I'm hoping he will as he is so experienced but there is no guarantee. I met with the Royal College of GPs last week and found out that blood clotting disorders do not appear on their curriculum and it will be unlikely they will in the future :(

    Looks like we will just have to keep plugging away at the awareness...

    Thanks to our London support group leader who gave a talk to a lecture theatre full of physios at St George's a couple of weeks ago (I went just to help with any potential tricky questions and moral support). At the beginning of her talk, she asked how many of them had heard of Hughes/APS and not one of them had! At least they do now :)

  • So How did it go?

  • Well I have some promising news. Our lectures were changed without our knowledge for yesterday morning and our A&P Lecturer's car broke down, so he was in and out and I didn't get a chance to talk to him. However there were quite a few interesting parts regarding his lecture, but more regarding an ex-partner who had chronic myeloid leukaemia and eventually had a bone marrow transplant, so I am going to e-mail him about APS. BUT we did have a lecture on Medication and the Blood Clotting cascade, from our Pharmacology Lecturer (she has been a pharmacist for many years and now teaches and still runs a chain of pharmacists) and a particular slide came to my attention entitled "Hypercoaguability risks" because under on this slide, including such things as Diabetes and Cancer was Antiphospholipid Syndrome!! Well I was so excited I had to stick my hand up and tell the lecturer that was what I had. She said so your on warfarin then, I said I wasn't but had injected heparin every day when pregnant with my daughters.

    So the message is out there, student nurses are being told about it (well they are at the University of East Anglia!) we can only hope that some of them took it in. Why medical students would not be taught about blood clotting disorders astounds me. I think that awareness needs to be aimed at the front line staff like nurses/health care assistants as these are the people who really look after the patients.

  • That's great news :) Yes, I agree with you on the awareness being aimed at front line staff, although we are trying to focus on GPs first of all as they are the first line in the diagnostic process.

    Brilliant news though and very encouraging :)

  • Not exactly a reply but...

    My stroke consultant said he didnt like Adalat (which I am on) but I cant tolerate ACE meds. Any answers here?

    Also when I asked this doc. about lacking in CoenzymeQ10 if on statins, he didnt know anything about it, so took my notes to read!

  • ps When I mention APS many doctors ask what it is?!!!

    Surely they should know?

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