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Background: The relationship between increase in body temperature, heart rate, and respiratory rate has only been studied in young, healthy subjects. Aim: To show the changes in heart and respiratory

Background: heart rates generated by pulse oximeters and electronic sphygmomanometers in acutely ill patients may not be the same as those recorded by ECG Methods: heart rates recorded by an oximeter

Reduced kidney function, whether acute or chronic, is a highly significant biomarker of in most clinical settings. This is particularly true on the acute medical take where altered renal function is

Doctors training in Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) need to provide evidence that they can effectively manage 20 ‘top’ and 40 ‘other important’ acute medical presentations. However, the presentations

We sought to assess the impact of renal impairment on acute medical admissions and to identify potential contributory factors to admissions involving renal impairment at presentation. In a prospective

Non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) is a common presenting complaint which can be better managed. This requires the recognition of clinical sub-groups with investigation and treatment tailored accordingly.

We provide a systematic overview of literature on prediction models for mortality in the Emergency Department (ED). We searched various databases for observational studies in the ED or similar setting

A 62-year old British Caucasian woman normally resident in Spain presented with fever and pancytopaenia after returning to the UK. Her symptoms persisted despite broad-spectrum antibiotics, and she

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