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Volume 11

Case Outcome

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


Fever in a neutropenic patient is an acute medical emergency. This article considers the diagnosis, investigation and management of neutropenic sepsis, along with the clinical challenges that


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

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Introduction Sepsis- the life-threatening response of the body to an infection- is one of the more common reasons for presentation to an Acute Medical Unit, and a major health and economic burden to…

Case History

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