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December  2016

Volume 3  Issue 4  

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Systematic Review  

Adolescent Presentations to Adult Hospital Emergency Departments: Systematic Review 

Omar Noori, Amith Shetty, Katharine Steinbeck*

Adolescents access either paediatric or adult emergency departments (EDs) for acute care and other health needs. Anecdotally adolescent management is perceived as burdensome in adult EDs, with complex chronic illness cited as a specific issue. This systematic review aimed to describe what is known of adolescent presentations made to adult hospital EDs.

 

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Case Report  

A Case Report : A Fatal Case of Pregnancy with Primary Hyperparatsshyroidism 

Li-Jun Wang*, Xiao-Qin Du

Primary hyperparathyroidism is a rare but occasionally life-threatening complication during pregnancy. We reported a 23-year-old gravida who suffered from primary hyperparathyroidism and she died due to severe aspiration pneumonia. Till now, there was no fatal case report about pregnancy with PHT in the English medical literature.

 

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Research Article  

Effect of Socio-Demographic Variables on the Prevalence of Anaemia Among Pregnant Women in Sokoto, Nigeria  

Imoru M, Buhari H, Erhabor O*

Anaemia is a major public health problem affecting all ages of the population with its highest prevalence among the children under five years of age and pregnant women. Globally, anaemia affects 1.62 billion people (25%), among which 56 million are pregnant women. The World Health Organisation defined anaemia in pregnant women as haemoglobin less than 11.0 g/dL  and it has been observed that Africa carries a high burden of anaemia with a prevalence of 65.8% among pregnant women.

 

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Case Report  

Elevated Cardiac Troponin T After an Epileptic Seizure: Is There a Concomitant AMI?  

Caleb Lim, Fatimah Lateef, FRCS(A&E)(Edin), MBBS(Spore), FAMS(Em Med)*

Cardiac troponins are sensitive and specific indicators of myocardial injury and are traditionally used to support the diagnosis of myocardial infarction. However, raised cardiac troponins may also be found in a wide range of non-cardiac medical conditions. Examples include sepsis, neurological conditions, renal failure, burns and certain inflammatory and infiltrative diseases. Emergency physicians should consider these alternative diagnostic possibilities when faced with elevated cardiac troponins in the absence of other clinical and laboratory evidence to support a myocardial infarction.

 

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