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.
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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.
A summary of heart failure looking at all areas from symptoms and investigation to diagnosis and management. This information is primarily for patients, however it should also be of value to students.
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.
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.
Requires free login. 25 slides which mainly cover rashes of infectious aetiology.
Requires free login. Covers the main emergencies in dermatology simply. The photos used are not of great quality. Links at the end to more in depth articles of illustrated conditions on emedicine website.
Requires a free login. 32 slides with pretty good quality photos of skin eruptions secondary to drugs. 2 slides for each eruption with the first slide describing usually seen features and causative drugs and the second telling the diagnosis and prognosis. So although there are no self-assessment questions as such, one could test oneself by [...]
Requires free registration and login. This module aims to teach how to make an intial diagnosis in patients presenting with symptoms of a stroke, talks about the indications for urgent imaging, and how to assess the severity of stroke using the modified Rankin scale. There are case scenarios at the end with self-assessment. The majority [...]
This module (includes some self assessment and example videos) aims to help develop an understanding of the different symptoms and signs seen in stroke, classify the type of stroke using the Oxford Stroke classification system, relate the clinical diagnosis to the likely anatomical lesion and pathology and understand the importance of the clinical classification in [...]