Author Archives: Ann Sergeant

ESC Heart Failure Guideline

This guideline is produced by the European Society of Cardiology and covers standards of heart failure care. It also highlights possible improvements to ensure that all patients receive the best possible care.

Posted By:   Ann Sergeant
Last Edited: June 11, 2013

National Heart Failure Audit

This comprehensive report presents findings and recommendations for all patients discharged with a diagnosis of heart failure between 2011 and 2012 in England and Wales. Aimed primarily at clinicians and healthcare providers, it gives a good overview of heart failure services, treatment and mortality.

Posted By:   Ann Sergeant
Last Edited: June 11, 2013

NHS Direct Wales: Encyclopaedia

A good overview article from NHS Direct which covers all biopsychosocial aspects of heart failure. A valuable resource for patients, students and specialist doctors when considering the diagnosis and further management of heart failure.

Posted By:   Ann Sergeant
Last Edited: June 11, 2013

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: What is Heart Failure?

A summary of heart failure looking at all areas from symptoms and investigation to diagnosis and management. This information is primarily for patients, however킠 it should also be of value to students.

Posted By:   Ann Sergeant
Last Edited: June 11, 2013

Heart Failure (Beyond the Basics)

Produced by clinicians for UpToDate, this resource is a good introduction to all aspects of heart failure. Although intended as a patient information resource it should also prove valuable for all students studying the field of cardiology. The page also contains many useful links to other related topics to aid with understanding of the area.

Posted By:   Ann Sergeant
Last Edited: June 11, 2013

Dermatological emergencies (DermNetNZ)

The following topics are presented: Drug eruptions Erythema multiforme Toxic epidermal necrolysis Erythroderma Neutrophilic dermatoses Urticaria Blistering skin diseases Concisely written, with good but small clinical photos. The educational activities are tagged on as an afterthought.

Posted By:   Ann Sergeant
Last Edited: May 28, 2013

Paediatric rashes to worry about slideshow (Medscape)

Requires free login. 25 slides which mainly cover rashes of infectious aetiology.

Posted By:   Ann Sergeant
Last Edited: May 28, 2013

Which rashes to worry about slideshow (Medscape)

Requires free login. Covers the main emergencies in dermatology simply. 킠The photos used are not of great quality. Links at the end to more in depth articles of illustrated conditions on emedicine website.

Posted By:   Ann Sergeant
Last Edited: May 28, 2013

Cutaneous manifestations of drug eruptions slideshow (Medscape)

Requires a free login. 킠32 slides with pretty good quality photos of skin eruptions secondary to drugs. 킠2 slides for each eruption with the first slide describing usually seen features and causative drugs and the second telling the diagnosis and prognosis. 킠So although there are no self-assessment questions as such, one could test oneself by […]

Posted By:   Ann Sergeant
Last Edited: May 28, 2013

Thrombolysis in very elderly people: controlled comparison of SITS international stroke thrombolysis registry and virtual international stroke trials archive

This BMJ learning tool aims to teach doctors to recognise the magnitude of the effectiveness of thrombolysis with alteplase among patients aged >80 with acute ischaemic stroke and to appraise the effect of thrombolysis with alteplase on mortality according to patientí¢’‚¬’„¢s age. It provides a link to the original research paper in the British Medical […]

Posted By:   Ann Sergeant
Last Edited: May 12, 2013
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