Acquired savant syndrome

Following a head injury whilst skiing an anonymous US lady now complains of remembering too much. “I could remember everywhere, like flicking through the pages of a book. Every place I had ever been, but specifically the buildings.“ http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to-me/acquired-savant-sydnrome The lady goes on to say that her neurologist is considering writing up her case. I wonder […]

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Primary prophylaxis of pulmonary embolus with retrievable IVC filter

Announced in the news today was the case of Doreen Carter who had an inferior vena cava filter inserted as an alternative for prophylaxis against thromboembolism. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-21655038 She was due to have bowel surgery and, presumably, was deemed too high risk for anticoagulation. The titanium device was also designed to be easily removed. “Dr Carl […]

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Clinton’s ‘blood clot’ – an MRI and media challenge.

So it turns out that Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State – who has visited more countries in office than any other – developed a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/12/202419.htm Previously it was just called a ‘blood clot’ requiring ‘hospital’ and ‘blood thinners’. This followed a day of intense speculation in the media which […]

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