Abstract The Society for Acute Medicine’s Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA) was undertaken for the 5th time in June 2016. For the first time, data on telephone triage calls prior to admission to Acute Medical

Immunotherapy with ’checkpoint-inhibitors‘ has significantly improved outcomes for patients with a range of malignancies. However, significant immune-mediated toxicities of these therapies are


Patients with febrile neutropenia are a heterogeneous group with only a minority developing significant medical complications. Scoring systems, such as the Multinational Association for Supportive

Abstract Introduction:The Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA) is an annual national audit in the UK. Methods:In SAMBA 2015 patient feedback questionnaires were introduced to help measure

Abstract Background: Hospital readmissions are increasingly used as a quality indicator. Patients with cancer have an increased risk of readmission. The purpose of this study was to develop an in depth


Fever in a neutropenic patient is an acute medical emergency. This article considers the diagnosis, investigation and management of neutropenic sepsis, along with the clinical challenges that

Abstract DRESS (Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) syndrome is a potentially fatal and probably underrecognized complication of allopurinol. We present the case of a 33 year old male

Abstract A 19 year old male presented with a deliberate overdose of colchicine (50mg). He had no other significant medical history. 36 hours following admission he developed widespread surgical emphysema.

Abstract Introduction: Early and appropriate recognition of patients requiring palliative care is essential to delivering high quality management and Acute Medical Units have a pivotal role to play

Abstract Introduction: First dose intravenous antimicrobial therapy should be administered within 1 hour of admission but this is achieved in a minority of patients.. Methods: We performed a retrospective