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CAP 6: Breathlessness

Breathlessness

1. Spontaneous Pneumothorax By definition spontaneous pneumothoraces occur in the absence of any trauma (including iatrogenic causes) to the chest wall. Primary spontaneous pneumothoraces occur in people with no underlying lung pathology. Secondary spontaneous pneumothoraces occur in patients with pre-existing lung parenchymal or pleural pathology (e.g. asthma, lung carcinoma). All patients with secondary pneumothoraces should be admitted and, unless specifically …

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Doctors in Difficulty – Drugs and Alcohol

Doctors in Difficulty: Drug and Alcohol Abuse

A reasonable number of trainees can become ill during training: of these, most have a psychiatric or stress-related problem. Many can be ill for some time, & either not recognised that they were ill or decided against reporting this. A small number use drugs or alcohol. There are several things to consider. Immediate patient safety must come first; a person …

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Management Viva – Complaint related documents

NHS Complaints

The following documents are freely available in the internet which I found important for the understanding of NHS complaints. Few important points to remember: Time frame to make a complaint is one year. The acknowledgement of a formal complain should be sent out within 3 days. If complaint comes directly to the department, it should be diverted to the Complaint …

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Modular FCEM Revision Courses from Yorkshire Medical Education

http://www.yorkshiremedicaleducation.co.uk

This FCEM Revision Course has been specially designed to prepare candidates for the FCEM examination. It is a four day course and candidate can choose  to attend either Critical Appraisal, Management, Clinical or the whole course. The current course venue is in Halifax. Plenty of accommodation available within walking distance from the venue.

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What Is the Difference Between Type I and Type II Errors?

Type I and Type II error

The statistical practice of hypothesis testing is widespread not only in statistics, but also throughout the natural and social sciences. While we are conducting a hypothesis test there a couple of things that could go wrong. There are two kinds of errors, which by design cannot be avoided, and we must be aware that these errors exist. The errors are given the quite …

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