Abstract Delirium (also referred to as acute confusional state or toxic confusional state) is common in elderly patients admitted to hospital, and is usually secondary to an acute physical problem rather
Abstract Sepsis is a common problem in hospital practice. As well as being an important precipitant of hospital admission many patients develop the problem after arrival in hospital, including in excess
Abstract Accelerated hypertension is a rare but life threatening disease. The commonest cause is poorly controlled essential hypertension but other causes exist. Diagnosis is made by the finding of
Abstract Current management of exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) takes into account new understanding of the factors contributing to morbidity, hospital admission and mortality.
Abstract The Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and the Serotonin Syndrome are two rare but potentially fatal complications of psychopharmacology. This review focuses on the clinical aspects of these conditions,
Abstract Medical emergencies in pregnant women pose many challenges if both the baby and mother are to have an optimal outcome. Multidisciplinary team working is essential to ensure that the correct
Abstract Myasthenia gravis was first described 300 years ago, but today is one of the most well characterised autoimmune diseases. Whilst its prognosis was previously grave, cholinergic and immunomodulatory
Abstract Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage remains a common medical emergency with significant mortality. Management depends on appropriate and timely resuscitation, therapeutic endoscopy and surgery.
The treatment of atrial fibrillation is perceived to be complex due to its varied clinical presentations and numerous potential therapeutic options. Our article aims to provide the physician with a