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Diabetic Exam
Diabetic Exam
Poor diabetic control may manifest in many different ways, with macrovascular and microvascular complications. The diabetic examination is useful for diagnosing these complications, particularly when it comes to the vascular and neurologic examination of the lower limb.

Carotid Auscultation



    • How to Perform

    • Auscultate within the triangle bound by the mandible, sternocleidomastoid and thyroid cartilage. Ask the patient to hold their breath.
    • Interpretation

    • Hum - low, constant murmurNormal jugular venous hum
    • Bruit - abnormal systolic sound (turbulent flow)Carotid stenosis, transmitted murmur of aortic stenosis
Last updated on November 28th, 2019