Pneumothorax is defined as the presence of air in the pleural space, between the lung and the chest wall. It is a significant global health problem, with considerable morbidity and healthcare costs.
Shock is a life-threatening state commonly encountered by the acute physician. As such those practicing and training in the specialty should strive to become true experts in this field by going beyond
Abstract The refeeding syndrome is common among patients with anorexia nervosa. It may be lethal and has many manifestations. We report a case series of 14 anorexic patients admitted for feeding to
Bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a common medical emergency, with an incidence of between 50-150 cases per 100,000 per year.1 A recent audit by the British Society of Gastroenterology
Acute paraplegia is an emergency requiring immediate assessment by the acute medical team because of the need to rule out compressive lesions of the cord for which intervention may preserve neurological
Abstract Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is the liver disease resulting from hepatic venous outflow obstruction comprising a triad of abdominal discomfort, hepatomegaly and ascites. Advances in the management
Abstract Stroke in young patients is important and early diagnosis of Takayasu’s Arteritis as the cause will assist in acute management. A retrospective notes review of six patients presenting with