Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 51 – 94 (2009)
Use of SimpliRED D-dimer assay and computerised tomography in the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism
Abstract Background: The utility of D-dimer in the diagnostic workup of pulmonary embolism has been established. Several D-dimer tests are available with different sensitivities and specificities. SimpliRED
Abstract Patients with complex needs are commonly admitted on the acute medical take and comprise a significant proportion of the workload for an acute physician. An innovative multi-professional approach
Paracetamol overdose presenting with hyperglycaemia, acidosis and ketonuria in a non-diabetic patient
Abstract There are a number of cases reported in the literature which describe hyperglycaemia in patients following paracetamol overdose. The majority of these occur in conjunction with hepatic failure.
Abstract We report two recent cases of tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) overdose complicated by the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The previous literature documenting an association
Abstract Lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common disease associated with serious short term and long term complications. Its conventional treatment has been anticoagulation. Thrombolytic