Christopher M C Allen

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BACKGROUND The Call-Fleming syndrome (CFS) comprises acute severe recurrent (thunderclap) headaches, occasional transient or fluctuating neurological abnormalities and reversible segmental cerebral vasoconstriction. It is a benign condition with an excellent prognosis, yet because it is often clinically and radiologically similar to a number of commonly(More)
BACKGROUND Little information exists about the actual prescription of triptans within large, geographically diverse populations, in terms of demographic characteristics and co-prescriptions with other medications with potential interactions. OBJECTIVES To investigate the demographic characteristics associated with triptan use, and examine the rate of(More)
The aim of this study was to objectively quantify the effects of radiological teaching on student performance in interpreting radiological images, and to establish whether training location affects performance. 114 clinical students were asked to anonymously interpret radiological cases before and after 26 weeks clinical training. Improvements were assessed(More)
Rizatriptan is a selective 5-HT(1B/1D) receptor agonist with rapid oral absorption and early onset of action in the acute treatment of migraine. This randomized double- blind crossover outpatient study assessed the preference for 1 rizatriptan 10 mg tablet to 2 ergotamine 1 mg/caffeine 100 mg tablets in 439 patients treating a single migraine attack with(More)
The use of flexible compression bracing in persons with neuromotor deficits offers improved possibilities for stability and movement control without severely limiting joint movement options. At the Children's Therapy Center in Kent, Washington, this treatment modality has been explored with increasing application in children with moderate to severe cerebral(More)
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in cirrhotic patients is a serious complication associated with a high mortality rate. A baseline audit of the acute medical take (AMT) at Northwick Park suggested a lack of awareness regarding management. A questionnaire based on contemporary SBP guidelines was circulated to all trainee doctors (FY1 to SpR). Ascitic(More)
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