Should oral steroids be routinely supplied to prevent asthmatic relapse?

A specialist paramedic was called to attend a local police station where a 32 year old police officer was experiencing a ‘tight and wheezy chest’. Three hours earlier he had apprehended a criminal...

Asthma, infection and the World Anti-Doping Agency: a case study

A medical model approach was used to examine the patient, which consisted of thorough history taking (Douglas, Nichol and Robertson 2013). This indicated a one-week history of productive cough with...

Ambulance CPAP Saves Lives: why don't we use it?

Current UK ambulance guidelines (Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (JRCALC), 2013) advocate the use of nitrates (in particular, glyceryl trinitrate) as the first-line treatment of ACPE....

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