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Beau's lines are transverse grooves seen in the nails that appear after a period of disruption in nail matrix formation. The fall in atmospheric pressure at high altitude causes hypobaric hypoxia in individuals spending time at high altitude, which may result in disruption of nail matrix formation and the appearance of Beau's lines. Members of an expedition… (More)
We report a case of a porter who presented with acute dyspnea during an expedition in Nepal at 5000 m above sea level. We present the difficulties involved in making the correct diagnosis in this patient under austere conditions and discuss the difficult decisions that must be made in caring for such a patient.
We report the case of a patient who presented to the emergency with the common symptoms of chest pain and dyspnoea and who was subsequently found to have the rare diagnosis of a phaeochromocytoma. We highlight the need to maintain a high index of suspicion of the various differential diagnoses in any case presentation and the importance of trusting clinical… (More)
INTRODUCTION Paediatric head injury is a common presentation to emergency departments (ED), and the 2007 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence head injury guidelines included a paediatric section to deal with this. This is based on the Children's Head Injury Algorithm for the Prediction of Important Clinical Events (CHALICE) head injury… (More)