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The International Guidelines 2000 Conference on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) formulated new evidenced-based recommendations for neonatal resuscitation. These guidelines comprehensively update the last recommendations, published in 1992 after the Fifth National Conference on CPR and ECC. As a result of the evidence… (More)
The majority of patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) will eventually develop gastrointestinal disorders (GIDs) such as dysphagia, constipation and gastroesophageal reflux. The objectives of this study were to examine the incidence of GIDs in PD patients in a US population, and to examine subsequent PD-related outcomes in patients with GIDs. In a US… (More)
Bizarre electrocardiographic (ECG) changes were found in an 18-year-old girl who had a subdural haematoma following head trauma. The initial diagnosis was of ventricular tachycardia (VT) and she was treated with intravenous anti-arrhythmic drugs and electrical cardioversion, but to no effect. It was later concluded that the ECG appearances were not of a… (More)
One hundred and fifty-six successive patients have been admitted with the clinical diagnosis of acute cholecystitis and have been treated by operation on the next operating list. The diagnosis was correct in 154 and a diagnostic pathway has been determined. The clinical features, investigations, bacteriology and pathology are discussed. There is an… (More)
Portal biliopathy is a term to describe the spectrum of abnormalities of the entire biliary tract or gallbladder associated with portal hypertension. The most common cause of portal biliopathy is extra-hepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO). We report a case of patient with portal biliopathy presenting with bleeding varices.