A recent clinical practice article in the NEJM(1) on Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) gave a nice summary of this topic. Current guidelines that are good reference sources on stroke and TIA management include: American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association (AHA–ASA),(2) NICE,(3) and the European Stroke Organization(4) Definition of TIA The new definition of…

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Hanging is one of the topics that comes up every now and then on an exam and infrequently into the emergency department. What are the key points? 2 Types of Hangings Suspension: rope tied around the neck and the person suspended so that the ligatures tighten. These are the most common forms of hanging presentation…

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This is a review of the updated guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of DVT and PE, which were released in March 2020 by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence(NICE). They now incorporate the use of age adjusted D-dimers and the PERC(Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria). They cover the management of different causes of thromboembolism…

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