helvella - Vade Mecum for Thyroid: helvella... - Thyroid UK

Thyroid UK

129,497 members152,279 posts

helvella - Vade Mecum for Thyroid

helvella profile image
helvellaAdministrator
23 Replies

helvella - Vade Mecum for Thyroid

The term vade mecum means:

1. A referential book such as a handbook or manual.

2. A useful object, constantly carried on one’s person.

My earlier abbreviations and acronyms document worked quite well. The problem I saw was that I had created numerous other documents. And members simply did not know they existed.

By combining several documents, I have produced a considerable collection of information in a single document. Hence the name. To a large extent, it is a book of lists.

I had to make lots of design decisions and one of them was to reduce the margins to almost nothing. This means that it is not ideally formatted for printing. I hope (and expect) most members will actually use it on a phone, tablet or computer.

Not everything is in this one document - my major medicines document is still separate!

To begin with, the old documents will still be available but I shall edit each one to indicate that they are no longer being updated.

dropbox.com/s/vp5ct1cwc03bl...

🔴

🔴 Also now on the internet archive:

🔴

archive.org/details/helvell...

This has the advantage of making it available in multiple ebook formats. And, if you really, really want to get to sleep, it will read it out to you in a robotic voice - one that doesn't know how to pronounce many of the words and has a strongly USA accent.

But it has the disadvantage that I'll probably not update it as regularly here.

📃 📖 📚

Also now on my blog pages:

helvella.blogspot.com/p/hel...

(Updated 27/01/2023)

23 Replies
Yeswithasmile profile image
Yeswithasmile

What can I say??!! You truly are one of a kind Helvella. It’s a work of art!! How you find the time and even the inclination I don’t know! I am so glad you did. So much info in one place now. Invaluable.

Thank you so much. I am sure everyone will be as wowed as I am. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

LindaC profile image
LindaC

Thank you so much, helvella - that is wonderful! ☘️👍

amala57 profile image
amala57

Thank you for your hard work. It is very much appreciated.

linda96 profile image
linda96

Thank you so much! Beautifully done!

Localhero profile image
Localhero

Amazing, helvella Thank you SO much 🙏🏽

fuchsia-pink profile image
fuchsia-pink

Can you please add to Pinned Posts

helvella profile image
helvellaAdministrator in reply to fuchsia-pink

:-)

silverfox7 profile image
silverfox7

Thank you for your hard work, I’m sure many will appreciate!

jgelliss profile image
jgelliss

Helvella Thank You. It's great to know that we can count on you and that your on the lookout always of our inbetterment.

bookish profile image
bookish

Incredibly useful, thank you for taking the time.

Thank you for completing this monumental task and for letting me know the meaning of vade mecum with which I’m not familiar 😌

helvella profile image
helvellaAdministrator in reply to

Much as I appreciate that, I have to make it absolutely clear, it has not been completed.

More a work in progress with an intent to continue adding and revising. Most particularly, I'd appreciate two things from members:

First, to let me know the mistakes and what could be improved.

Second, to keep downloading new copies. I do keep making updates - some incredibly tiny and unimportant, some significant. So don't keep using old versions forever.

Message understood 😊

nightingale-56 profile image
nightingale-56

So grateful for your information for all of us. Thank you helvella .

Kazania profile image
Kazania

Wow, such a lot of time and effort has gone into this. I’ve only dipped in so far. Thank you so very much.👏😃

Tythrop profile image
Tythrop

If only the professional medics had this knowledge ..or even the mental flexibility to recognise that ,unlike the NHS, the human body does not operate on protocols.

helvella profile image
helvellaAdministrator

Has just been updated a few minutes ago. Several corrections and some additions.

shaws profile image
shawsAdministrator in reply to helvella

I think you are definitely at the top of the 'class' (endocrinologists)

Elsitavb profile image
Elsitavb

Simply waw! And thank you so so much.

helvella profile image
helvellaAdministrator

Have updated it further - now contains the following sections:

Currently has the following sections:

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Alerts

Amino Acids

Antibodies

Elements

Famous People with Thyroid Disease

Fine Dose Adjustment

Hydration: Anhydrous vs. Pentahydrate

Human Hormones

Iodine Content of Thyroid Hormones

Medicine Classifications

Pathology Handbooks

Pharma Contacts

Pharmacy Locations

Prescription Latin

Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP)

Tests (Summary)

Tests – LabTestsOnline

Thyroid Binding Proteins

Thyroid Diseases, Disorders and Syndromes

Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid Hormone Ratios

Thyroid Medicines

Units – Grams, Milligrams and Micrograms

Vitamins X-codes

Yellow Card Reports

helvella profile image
helvellaAdministrator

Have updated it further - now contains the following sections:

Alerts

Amino Acids

Antibodies

Daily Rhythms of Thyroid Hormones

Elements

Famous People with Thyroid Disease

Fine Dose Adjustment

History

Hydration: Anhydrous vs. Pentahydrate

Human Hormones

Iodine Content of Thyroid Hormones

Medicine Classifications

Pathology Handbooks

Pharma Contacts

Pharmacy Locations

Prescription Latin

Ranges and Reference Intervals

Serious Shortage Protocol (SSP)

Tests (Summary)

Tests – LabTestsOnline

Thyroid Binding Proteins

Thyroid Diseases, Disorders and Syndromes

Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid Hormone Medicines

Thyroid Hormone Ratios

Thyroid Medicines

Units – Grams, Milligrams and Micrograms

Vitamins

X-codes

Yellow Card Reports

Jumbelina profile image
Jumbelina

Thank you so much Helvella for doing this for all of us- such a wonderful resource.

helvella profile image
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Jumbelina

Hope it helps someone, somewhere! :-)

I do keep updating it. But often do not post about updates.

You may also like...