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Copeptin—Marker of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Martin Mckel Julia Searle The concentration of copeptin, the C-terminal part of pro-arginine vasopressin, has been shown to increase early after acute and severe events. Owing to complementary

Medical History of Elderly Patients in the Emergency Setting: Not an Easy Point-of-Care Diagnostic Marker

Julia Searle declare no conflict of interests. References D. A. Redelmeier, M. J. Schull, J. E. Hux, J. V. Tu, and L. E. Ferris, “Problems for clinical judgement: 1. Eliciting an insightful history of

Copeptin: Limited Usefulness in Early Stroke Differentiation?

Background. Stroke can be a challenging diagnosis in an emergency-setting. We sought to determine whether copeptin may be a useful biomarker to differentiate between ischemic stroke (IS), transient ischemic attack (TIA), and stroke-mimics. Methods. In patients with suspected stroke arriving within 4.5 hours of symptom-onset, copeptin-levels were measured in initial blood-samples...

Fulminant Tracheobronchial and Pulmonary Aspergillosis Complicating Imported Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in an Apparently Immunocompetent Woman

We describe an unusual case of fulminant tracheobronchial and pulmonary aspergillosis presenting as acute respiratory distress syndrome. The patient, who was apparently immunocompetent, was admitted with severe Plas-modium falciparum malaria but died from aspergillosis.