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Abstract Chest pain is a common cause of presentation to the Acute Medical Unit and the use of cardiac stress imaging in these patients is becoming more widespread. This article aims to provide…

Cardiac arrest occurs when there is abrupt cessation of effective pumping activity of the heart. Among the likely causes are ventricular asystole (electrical or mechanical), pulseless ventricular tachycardia

Abstract Acute dermatological problems are seen regularly by physicians. This review aims to provide a framework for the diagnosis and management of urgent dermatological conditions. Cutaneous drug

Abstract Lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common disease associated with serious short term and long term complications. Its conventional treatment has been anticoagulation. Thrombolytic

Abstract Awareness of deep venous thrombosis has increased considerably in the last decade including recognition of the importance of thromboprophylaxis for acutely ill hospital inpatients as preventative

Abstract A retrospective case note analysis of 100 consecutive admissions to a Medical Assessment Unit to (a) review the current impact of alcohol, and (b) assess the quality of clinical management

Abstract Specialist trainees in Acute Medicine have expressed concerns over skills training in the curriculum, compared with skills training in practice. Thus, an online survey was conducted in 2009

Abstract Overnight medical cover in hospital is less than during daylight hours. We aimed to quantify the numbers of patients deteriorating overnight and their clinical outcome. Data was collected in

Abstract Lyme disease is an infectious illness that arises from the spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted via a bite by Ixodid ticks. There were 768 cases in the United Kingdom (incidence 1.46/100,000)

Abstract Poisoning is a common presentation to hospital acute medical units, and can produce a variety of clinical scenarios. This review discusses the epidemiology of poisoning, a framework for managing