Ana Steele

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Sir,—We were interested to read the report by O’Donnell and colleagues [1] of a patient with compartment syndrome occurring as a complication of malignant hyperthermia (MH). We recently managed a similar case. A 29-yr-old, previously healthy man presented for repair of a fractured tibial plateau. After induction of anaesthesia with propofol, midazolam and(More)
BACKGROUND As our population ages, the prevalence of dementia is rising. Given the complex care needs that accompany dementia, general practitioners (GPs) will be increasingly called upon to address a range of challenging clinical issues. OBJECTIVE This article offers an introduction to the use of decision aids by GPs when caring for patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess late complications following percutaneous tracheostomy using the Griggs technique. DESIGN Observational cohort study SETTING General ICU of a 700-bed district general hospital in the United Kingdom. PATIENTS Twenty-five patients who underwent Griggs tracheostomy in the ICU and survived for at least 6 months after decannulation. (More)
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