Acute Medicine Journal
A previously fit and well 19 year old male presents with a progressive ataxic – sensory neuropathy worsening over 2 – 3 weeks. History and investigations revealed extensive recreational
Cardiovascular signs and symptoms can prevail in both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Case 1: 30-year-old female with acute right heart failure as first manifestation of Graves’ disease. It illustrates
Non-traumatic rhabdomyolysis induced by alcohol appears to cause serious clinical implications and could result in catastrophic consequences. We describe a patient who developed rhabdomyolysis following
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.
The way healthcare is funded is wrong: it should be linked to deaths as well as age, gender and social deprivation
Background: most spending on health occurs in the last few months of life. This study explored the number of deaths in England and their relationship to healthcare funding. Methods: post hoc analysis
Background: Fire smoke inhalation cause a wide range of symptoms immediately or after a relatively asymptomatic period. In this review, we will focus on delayed onset pulmonary edema (DOPE); the incidence
Exploring the value of routinely measured hematology parameters for identification of elderly patients at high risk of death at the Emergency Department
Of the warning scores in use for recognition of high-risk patients at the Emergency Department (ED), few incorporate laboratory results. Although hematological characteristics have shown prognostic
Objectives: To investigate the prognostic implication of the SOFA score on all acutely admitted medical patients, to see how well it could predict 30-day mortality and ICU- admission. Main outcome measures:
Unscheduled return visits by patients to a german emergency department are a high risk group for initial wrong diagnosis
The aim was to classify patients who returned unscheduled to an emergency department within 7 days. We categorized the patients’ cases arbitrarily according to the underlying cause of the return.