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 patient’s age. It provides a link to the original research paper in the British Medical [...]
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Thrombolysis in very elderly people: controlled comparison of SITS international stroke thrombolysis registry and virtual international stroke trials archive
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 [...]
This is one of the freely available modules provided by BMJ learning. Requires registration which is free. There are loads more modules which are probably more useful, but require login via your institution/BMA membership/or if in a developing country the HINARI initiative. See learning.bmj.com. Links to a BMJ article on a randomised control trial [...]
This is one of several free modules provided by BMJ learning. It requires registration and login which is free. Information and practical advice on prescribing isotretinoin are presented in fully referenced text and then tested with 10 MCQs. It’s not a subject that everyone needs to know about, but is useful for those referring patients [...]
A range of modules in social care covering topics like: Adult safeguarding A resource looking at what adult safeguarding means and considering how safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. (2013) Sexual, reproductive and mental health Looks at the key aspects of sexual and reproductive health in the context of mental illness. 8 modules (2011) Parental substance [...]
This website contains three case studies which cover congestive heart failure and palpitations. Each case contains a brief history followed by a selection of questions designed to test your understanding of the relevant pathophysiology and management.
This resource produced by Professors from the University of Chicago has several case studies on very specific cardiovascular problems. Although these cases are less likely to routinely present in clinical practice they may serve as interesting reading.
This single-best answer quiz covers a wide range of cardiovascular problems using cases based on real patients. The aim of this self-assessment resource is to highlight the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of cardiovascular diseases.
A free login is required. Clinical cases with accompanying neuro-imaging are used to illustrate the diagnosis of brain infections. At the end of the 26 slides are links to overview sections on emedicine on meningitis and brain abscess, which cover these areas comprehensively.