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Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 44 (2004)

(H Wallis)

· The following are indications for thrombolysis in a patient presenting within 12 hours of an episode of chest pain compatible with a myocardial infarct:
1. ST elevation

A 22 year old woman presented with a seven week history of arthralgia, intermittent fever, fatigue, and sore throat. In the week prior to hospital referral she had become more unwell, with painful…

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common balance disorders and one of the easiest to diagnose and treat. It is characterised by short lived episodes of vertigo and geotropic…

Abstract In the setting of acute medical care, pleural effusions are often overlooked. This article aims to provide a practical guide for the initial workup of pleural effusions and the management of

Abstract ‘Funny turns’ are a common cause of hospitalization, particularly of elderly patients. The term may be used to define a wide variety of conditions, and to provide a detailed description

Abstract Sudden severe headache is a cardinal feature of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and other potentially life threatening neurological conditions. Early diagnosis and management improves the outcome

Abstract The acute presentation of an unconscious individual is a common scenario and it indicates a severe pathological insult. Aetiology may not be apparent at initial assessment and maximal use of

Abstract The definition and management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has changed considerably over the past few years. This article has been written as an update to encompass

This journal now enters its third edition, which means we are now more than half way through our proposed four-year cycle of reviews. As previous readers may recall, our intention was to cover all aspects