- Although over half of head-injury victims had a severe initial impairment of consciousness, no case of death or permanent neurological deficit was found.
- The largest group of head-injured characters was constituted by Romans (63.9%), while Gauls caused nearly 90% of the TBIs. A helmet had been worn by 70.5% of victims but had been lost in the vast majority of cases (87.7%). In 83% of cases, TBIs were caused under the influence of a doping agent called “the magic potion”. [Reference]
- A pencil to the fingernail [Reference]
- Well it depends what country you are in but most likely in hospital (or residential care).
- Japan leads with 78% of the population dying in hospital and Albania is the lowest at 11%. NZ 34%, USA 45%, Australia 54% and England 57%.
- Only in Chile, South Africa, Serbia, China or Albania might the odds be in your favour to die in your own home. [Reference]
- It is characterized by the triad of RA, splenomegaly, and neutropenia.
- The cause of Felty’s syndrome is unknown but is more common in people who have had rheumatoid arthritis for a long time. [Reference]
- Dr Augustus Roi Felty was going to study the classics but after hearing a lecture by William Osler decided to study medicine.
- CRP was so named because it was first identified as a substance in the serum of patients with acute inflammation that reacted with the somatic ‘C’ carbohydrate antigen of the capsule of pneumococcus.
- Discovered by Tillett and Francis in 1930, it was initially thought that CRP might be a pathogenic secretion since it was elevated in a variety of illnesses, including cancer. The later discovery of hepatic synthesis demonstrated that it is a native protein.