Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 121 – 172 (2011)
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.
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
Acute Fulminant Necrotizing Amoebic Colitis: A potentially fatal cause of diarrhoea on the Acute Medical Unit
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…Please log in or register to see more.
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,