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Archive for August, 2010

Fell off of a horse – journey from Emergency Department to Stroke clinic

24 Aug, 10 | by Emma

This is a well written educational article about recognising different aetiologies for conditions in different groups of patients. The authors describe a young woman who presented with apparent Transient Ischaemia Attacks following a fall from a horse. Being aware of the possible underlying causes led them to the correct diagnosis.

Fell off of a horse – journey from Emergency Department to Stroke clinic

Caught in the slips

18 Aug, 10 | by Emma

This is an important observation of a potential clinical risk in surgery. It is thoroughly well discussed by the authors and demonstrated by the accompanying photograph.

Caught in the slips

Electrocardiograph abnormalities revealed during laparoscopy

11 Aug, 10 | by Emma

Although the monitoring leads used during anaesthesia are predominantly for rhythm and not morphology it is possible to notice changes as in this case. The authors then describe the more detailed evaluation of the subtle changes that first appeared during a laparoscopy.

Electrocardiograph abnormalities revealed during laparoscopy

Mother tongue lost while second language intact: insights into aphasia

4 Aug, 10 | by sjdavies

Nothing is ever as simple as it may appear. The current classification of speech disorders is derived from the insights of many historic case reports and research. However, these definitions may only be a simple interpretation of what is actually a rather complex neural network. This case report offers additional insight into language.

Mother tongue lost while second language intact: insights into aphasia

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