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Abstract Pleural effusions are a common finding in patients admitted on the medical take. This case decribes a patient using peritoneal dialysis who presented with progressive dyspnoea. Clinical examination

Abstract Back pain is a common symptom among patients presenting to the acute medical unit. We describe the case of a 55-year-old man with a brief history of fatigue and severe back pain,…

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Abstract Syncope is a recognized presenting symptom in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), and is more common in older patients and following a large embolus. Isolated syncope, in the absence of

Abstract Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute demyelinating disorder of the peripheral nervous system that results in motor weakness, absent reflexes and autonomic nervous system dysfunction.

Abstract An abscess is a localised collection of necrotic tissue, white cells and bacteria, collectively forming pus. Intra-abdominal abscesses can occur viscerally (e.g. hepatic abscess), retroperitoneally

Abstract Delirium is a common cause for acute hospital admissions. There are many potential causes for this presentation, including infection, polypharmacy and metabolic disorders. We present the case

Abstract Euglycaemic ketoacidosis is a rare endocrine emergency, which can have disastrous consequences if left undiagnosed. We present the case of a 57 year old man with type 2 diabetes who developed

Abstract Methoxydine (4-MeO-PCP) and Methoxetamine (3-MeO-2-Oxo-PCE) are both commercially produced designer drugs with structural and biochemical similarities to phencyclidine (PCP). Although phencyclidine

Case number 1 An eighty nine year old woman was admitted with a two day history of abdominal pain and vomiting. Two months previously she had undergone a Hartmann’s procedure following a sigmoid…

Abstract A large proportion of patients presenting on the acute medical take are frail and elderly and a significant proportion of these will have symptoms such as confusion, reduced mobility and electrolyte