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Case 8

Sarah Pendlebury, Ursula Schulz, Aneil Malhotra and Peter M. Rothwell

in Oxford Case Histories in TIA and Stroke

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199539345
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753251 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199539345.003.0067

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 8

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An 82-year-old man, who was living alone, was referred to the acute medical take from the emergency department. He had fallen and sustained a Colles fracture of the right forearm. He had been assessed by the occupational therapist in the emergency department and it had been decided that he could not be discharged home without care. He had a past history of two strokes in the previous 12 months, the most recent occurring 3 months prior to admission. He had apparently made a good recovery and had returned to his flat. Regular medication included amlodipine, bendroflumethiazide, aspirin, and simvastatin.

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Subjects: Neurology

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