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A 51-year old Caucasian male was admitted to the hospital with a history of breathlessness of one month duration. Prior to this he had been well. He complained that the shortness of breath…

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A 91-year old female presented to Acute Medical Unit with a 2 week history of shortness of breath and haemoptysis. Her past medical history included osteoporosis, depression, irritable bowel syndrome,

The Chest X-Ray (Figure 1) shows right unilateral pulmonary oedema with small bilateral pleural effusions. Unilateral pulmonary oedema can easily be mistaken for other pathologies such as pneumonia

The portable chest x-ray (Figure 1) shows a widened cardiac silhouette. An endotracheal tube is in situ, indicating the patient is now intubated.

The ECG (Figure 2) shows sinus rhythm with widespread

Spinal epidural haematoma is a rare condition, which may be due to trauma, surgery, epidural catheterisation or disorders of coagulation. We report a case of 60 year old lady who was on warfarin for…

58-year-old lady presented to the Emergency Department with a two-day history of shortness of breath and confusion, on a background of one week’s history of general malaise, vomiting, fevers and

Accidental and intentional poisoning from prescribed, illicit and organic substances remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and accounts for just under 1% of the total number of

Lower limb cellulitis is a common cause for hospital admissions. In this retrospective study, we assessed the characteristics and outcome of patients admitted in an acute medical unit. The mean duration

Neutropenic sepsis can be life threatening, with mortality 2-21%. The heterogeneity of patients referred with “suspected neutropenic sepsis” has led to strategies being developed to risk-stratify

Background: The prediction of clinical outcomes using biochemical markers is an important tool. Methods: We calculated a risk score for all emergency admissions 2002-2017. We related potassium and mortality