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To compare treatment success of large- and small-bore chest drains in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothoraces the case-notes were reviewed of those admitted to our hospital with a total of 73 pneumothoraces and who were treated by trainee doctors of varying experience. Both a large- and a small-bore intercostal tube drain system were in use during the… (More)
This research in progress investigates how what types of technological protection measures are being used on collections of licensed scholarly resources. It seeks to ascertain the range and variation in access and rights restrictions, and whether observed restrictions were described in acceptable use statements and resource licenses.
To cite: Simons A, Finnerty J, Meara N, et al. BMJ Case Rep Published online: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/ bcr-2014-208013 DESCRIPTION An 80-year-old man was referred to the lung cancer clinic with a CT scan showing irregularity in the trachea and larger airways (figure 1). He had a history of prostate cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, colonic… (More)
Practical procedures play a crucial role in clinical outcome. High proportions of Mersey trainees report a lack of procedural confidence despite the fact that the majority want to perform more procedures. Training has to be carefully analysed to address these shortcomings.