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A 40-year-old woman ‘off legs’
We present the case of a 40-year-old woman with progressive lower-limb weakness resulting in an inability to mobilise independently. This was associated with a degree of confusion and shortness of breath on exertion. This ...
Does rectal examination have any value in the clinical diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome?
PURPOSE: This study aims to quantify the value of digital rectal examination (DRE) in the clinical diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective case note review was performed on all patients referred to a ...
Internal hernias: a brief review.
Hernias are very familiar to a core surgical trainee in the setting of clinics and the surgical assessment unit. By definition, a hernia is an abnormal protrusion of a viscus from one compartment to another. In clinic, ...
Evaluation of teaching methods for students on hernias: an observational study.
BACKGROUND: Teaching may be delivered through different media in different settings. We aimed to evaluate four teaching modalities for medical students on a common surgical topic. We compared learning, student preferences ...
Quantifying factors influencing operating theater teaching, participation, and learning opportunities for medical students in surgery.
AIMS: Operating room experience offers a unique learning resource, potentially exposing medical students to surgical disease and treatments, use of anesthesia, basic science, team working, and communication skills. However, ...
Effect of preoperative two-dimensional animation information on perioperative anxiety and knowledge retention in patients undergoing bowel surgery: a randomized pilot study.
AIM: The use of multimedia information provided preoperatively can potentially reduce anxiety in patients and improve the hospital experience. However, the use of two-dimensional (2D) animation (cartoon) to provide ...
A study investigating the validity of modified Tokuhashi score to decide surgical intervention in patients with metastatic spinal cancer.
PURPOSE: Predicted survival of a patient is the most important parameter that helps to guide the treatment of a patient with metastatic spinal cancer. We aimed to investigate the reliability of modified Tokuhashi score in ...
Molecular mechanisms of urolithiasis.
Twenty-three-hour stay loop ileostomy closures: a pilot study.
BACKGROUND: In UK in 2010-2011, 4,463 ileostomy closures were performed (35,442 bed days) with a median inpatient stay of 5 days (Hospital Episode Statistics data). This seems anomalous when there are reports of 23-h stay ...
Rupture of the Left External Iliac Artery and Right Groin Pseudoaneurysm Formation following Angioplasty in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Undiagnosed Bilateral Phaeochromocytoma.
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a genetic condition, which affects 1 in every 3000 births. Patients with NF1 are at increased risk of a variety of vascular abnormalities. This report presents the case of a 60-year-old ...