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Address for correspondence Andy Cope Research & Monitoring Unit, Sustrans, 37 Side, Quayside, Newcastle, NE1 3JE, UK <andy.cope@sustrans-ne.org.uk> —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Abstract The UK National Cycle Network has increased opportunities for people to make trips by bicycle and on foot. In this paper, data from the NCN route usage(More)
One hundred consecutive patients who were treated in an Accident and Emergency Department for 'cardiac arrest' were studied prospectively. Of these 30% had arrested within the community, 21% in transit and 49% in hospital. The immediate outcome was that 40 left the A&E Department alive; of these, 13 left hospital alive. The 'survivors' included 3 cases of(More)
A retrospective analysis of 208 flying squad attendances was performed to assess the effect of pre-hospital care by the team on outcome in emergency medical conditions, and in the trauma victim. Sixty-two (26%) of these cases were medical, but only 24 (11.5%) required immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Only one out of the four successful(More)
This study investigated the limitations of the present Senior Registrar training programmes in A&E Medicine. A completed questionnaire was returned from 46 of the 48 Consultants who had taken up post in the last 5 years and had themselves studied on one of the established training programmes. The positive views of the clinical training contrast sharply with(More)
Sir, Further to Mr A. Banerjee's letter to your journal regarding the requirement of anaesthesia for reduction of anterior dislocations of the shoulder, while agreeing with him that anaesthesia is not necessary for the majority of patients, I would like to point out that in the original description by Theodore Kocher published in 1881 there is no mention of(More)
A total of 50 patients with isolated closed fractures of the shaft of the femur are presented. Eleven per cent of the blood specimens were merely grouped and saved on arrival, and the remaining 39 (78 per cent) were crossmatched between 2 and 6 units. Overall, 138 units of blood were crossmatched and only 16 units were used (11.5 per cent), none of them(More)