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Acutely ill patients
It's increasingly obvious that acutely ill patients have received less than gold standard care. Deficiencies in training are often blamed. Paul Frost, consultant in intensive care medicine at the University Hospital of Wales, takes us through the admission of an acutely ill patient.
Also this week, BRCA mutations and ionising radiation both increase the risk of developing cancer, but how do these risk factors combine? Anouk Pijpe, an epidemiologist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, explains the results of her retrospective cohort study.
BRCA mutations and diagnostic radiation exposure: 0:41
Management of the acutely ill patient: 8:47