Thoracic Aortic Dissection- by Rob Fenwick.

Tweet Thoracic aortic dissections (TAD) are a bit of a nightmare. They are difficult to diagnose clinically, which is annoying as an Emergency Department (ED) clinician, but it gets even worse when you consider it from the patients perspective…… Half of all patients who dissect will die within 48 hours if its not diagnosed, compounded […]

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Tweet Carbon Monoxide Poisoning- Rob Fenwick Introduction A recent paper by Zorbalar et al (2014) from Turkey found that an astonishing 6.4% (n=483) of patients presenting to their emergency department (ED) with a headache over the winter period were found to have elevated CO levels. Even more worryingly, in 23% of these cases, carbon monoxide […]