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Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 121 – 172 (2011)

Contemporary definition of sepsis and the role of the Acute Medicine trainee in the management

Dear Editor,

We read with interest the review of shock by Rowe and Fletcher in the Acute Medicine Journal,1

A 17 year old male was referred to the Accident and Emergency department (A&E) by his GP after he had experienced an episode of palpitations associated with dyspnoea whilst attempting exercise.


Balloon tamponade with compression tubes is used to stabilise life-threatening variceal bleeds when first-line endotherapy has failed and acts as a bridge to early definitive therapy.

We present

170,000 people present to Emergency Departments in the UK each year following an act of self-harm1 and this incidence is increasing. Deliberate overdose currently accounts for ≥10% of all acute medical

A 56-year-old female presents to the emergency department 6h after taking an overdose of verapamil MR 120mg x 28 capsules. She has a past medical history of hypertension and atrial flutter. On admission

The aim of this study was to look at the association between new onset atrial fibrillation (AF) and mortality as well as the influence of cardiovascular co-morbidities on risk in middle-aged women without

We have been aware for a while that there are disparities in specialist skill provision both between and within deaneries – and the SAC is working hard to identify problems in this area. More recently,

Abstract Diarrhoea is a common presenting complaint to the Acute Medical Unit. We report a case of acute fulminant necrotizing amebic colitis in a 73 year old man with no recent travel history…

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Abstract Disseminated histoplasmosis is an opportunistic infection which is commonly associated with HIV. Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) has been described as a secondary phenomenon to infection,

Abstract Motor neurone disease (MND) is a chronic condition which presents mainly in the seventh and eighth decades. It classically presents with a mixture of upper and lower motor neurone features,