Maternal mortality in the developing world – what circumstances lead to the death of this young woman?

By Midhun Mohan – Student Editor Read this case about a 25-year-old anaemic woman who died from a massive atonic postpartum haemorrhage How and why did this happen? The case report states that on a national scale a culmination of three factors are responsible for the state of healthcare in India, especially in regard to […]

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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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Virchow-Robin spaces

Hydrocephalus due to extreme dilatation of Virchow-Robin spaces We have some very interesting images for you but, can you answer the questions below? 1. What are Virchow Robin spaces? 2. What do these images show? 3. How would you manage this hydrocephalus? If you don’t know the answers or want to know more read ’Hydrocephalus […]

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Student Editor BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports is looking for a medical student to work with us to enhance the journal for student authors and readers. BMJ Case Reports is an award winning online journal that publishes articles in all specialties – there are currently more than 10,000 published articles from 70 countries. We want the Student Editor to […]

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