Posts In Category

Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 56 (2012)


There is no ‘gold standard’ non-invasive test to diagnose myocarditis. It is a clinico-histopathological diagnosis.1 Clinical manifestations include: heart failure, chest pain (from either

Introduction Three times a year, the first Wednesday of the month heralds a changeover of junior doctors within our hospital. This year, the first Wednesday in December provided a different kind of


Haemoptysis is a common symptom in clinical practice, which requires further investigation. Fortunately, massive haemoptysis only accounts for a small proportion of these episodes. It is a medical


Acute hemiparesis is a common cause of presentation to hospital. In the majority of cases the cause is acute stroke, which is ischaemic in 80% of cases. This article aims to provide the reader

Serum Potassium Levels and Mortality in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Goyal A et al. JAMA. 2012; B157-164

The importance of potassium homeostasis in the post-infarction period has become a cornerstone in

Acute Medicine Awareness Day

As trainees in Acute Medicine, you will almost certainly have had to explain the concept of your specialty at some point – both to members of the public and to NHS staff,

Case report

A 28 year old gentleman presented after an episode of collapse with loss of consciousness.

He gave a history of non-specific malaise and myalgia over the previous 7 days, with fever, a generalised

Abstract We present a case of endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to liver abscesses, in a patient with no previous medical comorbidities or risk factors for immunosuppression. The patient presented

Abstract The Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) defines a recently described paradoxical association between recurrent vomiting episodes, daily cannabis excess and symptomatic relief with a hot bath

Abstract Our aim was to identify the perceived educational needs of nurses working in acute medicine to enable development of a training curriculum specifically for this staff group. Methods: Post-graduate