Urgent Duplex ultrasound demonstrated ilio-femoral deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with involvement of the long saphenous and short saphenous superficial veins. Arterial Doppler waveforms were
In this article we are presenting 4 articles of interest to acute physicians. We reviewed literature covering the period August to October 2012 in The New England Journal of Medicine, The BMJ and affiliated
Metabolic acidosis is a common metabolic derangement present in the acute medical patient. A thorough and structured investigative approach is required as there are many causes and management
Unsteadiness, balance disturbance, and ‘dizziness’ are common presenting complaints on the Acute Medical Unit. This article outlines key components in the evaluation of these problems and
A 55 year old male presented to the Acute Medical Unit with a one hour history of pain and swelling of his right leg with resultant inability to weight bear. He denied any preceding history
Abstract Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute demyelinating disorder of the peripheral nervous system that results in motor weakness, absent reflexes and autonomic nervous system dysfunction.
Abstract An abscess is a localised collection of necrotic tissue, white cells and bacteria, collectively forming pus. Intra-abdominal abscesses can occur viscerally (e.g. hepatic abscess), retroperitoneally