Volume 84 Number 1, January 2015

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Table of Contents

Editorial 1 NIECR - a quiet revolution.
Purvis J
Reviews 3 The Thinking Doctor's Ward Round.
Trimble M
8 From Hippocrates to the Francis Report - Reflections on empathy.
Weir JM, Aicken MD, Cupples ME, Steele K
13 Non-Pharmacological Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Safka KA, McIvor RA
Paper 22 Domiciliary Non-Invasive Ventilation in the Elderly. Effective, Tolerated and Justified.
Comer DM, Oakes A, Mukherjee R
26 Parathyroid Glands response to Low Vitamin D levels in Healthy Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study
Sadat-Ali M, Al-Omran AS, Al-Turki HA
Education 30 A novel approach to improve undergraduate surgical teaching.
Baker RC, Spence RAJ, Boohan M, Dorman A, Stevenson M, Kirk SJ, McGlade K
37 Teaching Medical Students, what do Consultants think?
Darragh L, Baker R, Kirk S
Medical History 42 Historical Development of Pan-European Medical Training for English speaking students in the 16th to 19th Centuries.
Mayberry JF
From the Archives: 45 The Ulster Medical Journal, April 1934, Volume 3, Number 2.
Purvis J
Letters 48 To The Editor.
Follicular lesions of the thyroid: a surgical perspective.  Williams MJ, Spence RAJ, Lioe TF
Problem solving with coronary CT angiography in cases of difficult coronary angiography.  Gonzi G, Loo B, Buckley O, Torreggiani W
Delayed spinal cord ischaemia after hybrid thoraco-abdominal aneurysm (TAA) repair.  Johnston D, Campbell W, Harkin DW
Campylobacter: a change in Public Health approach.  Wilson P, Veal P
Two cases of primary adenocarcinoma of an ileal conduit: case reports and review of the literature.  Irwin GW, Woolsey S, McManus D, Lee J, Gardiner KR
Adult small bowel malrotation - an audit of local practice.  McGill M, Wright R
Trainee experience of open cholecystectomy in the laparoscopic era.  McCain S, Jones C, Taylor M, Morris-Stiff G
James Logan Prize Essay 55 The Challenges of Cancer Pain Assessment.
McCracken K
Review 58 Books
Clinical Evidence Made Easy.  M Harris, G Taylor, D Jackson
Medical Statistics Made Easy, 3rd Edition.  M Harris, G Taylor
Abstracts 59 Ulster Society of Internal Medicine, 92nd (Autumn) Meeting Friday 24th October 2014.
63 Second annual Queen's University Belfast Student Research Symposium Wednesday 12th November 2014.
Book (and CD) Case 66 Six favourites.
Cave M
Curiositas 67 Questions and answers.
Game Changers 69 A Trio.
Major trauma networks.  Yoong S, Spence R
Medical education. Preparation for practice: challenges, vision and next steps.  Corr M, Ritchie G, Gormley G
Stereotactic radiotherapy for early stage lung cancer.  Cole A, Hanna GG
So you want to be a... 71 Specialty Doctor?
Landy S