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Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 57 – 124 (2012)

Abstract The outcome of the traditional diagnostic history and physical depends entirely on the availability, ability and diligence of an individual doctor. An alternative is a team-based approach that

Case History

A 69 year old female presented to the Emergency Department with swelling of her right arm and elbow, one week following a fall which resulted in a fracture of the middle third of her right


Alcohol-use disorders including acute intoxication and withdrawal are common in the acute medical setting. Acute physicians should be aware of the indications for inpatient detoxification, and

Assessing gait speed in acutely ill older patients admitted to an acute care elders hospital unit.

It was great to see so many of you at SAM Dublin at the beginning of May. For those of you who could not make it to the conference, we thought it would be helpful to summarise some of the best bits

Abstract We present two cases of cardiac tamponade presenting in the aftermath of cardiac surgery. We have briefly discussed the aetiology, presentation, diagnosis and management of the condition with

Abstract Churg-Strauss syndrome is an uncommon multisystem disease involving small and medium-sized arteries, capillaries, veins, and venules. It is characterised by the presence of asthma, hypereosinophilia,

Abstract We describe a patient who presented with neurological symptoms and radiological findings consistent with metastatic malignancy in several sites. However, no obvious primary site of tumour was

3-4th May 2012 Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Over 170 abstracts were submitted for consideration of inclusion at the Spring 2012 meeting of the Society for Acute medicine, which was held this year in…

Abstract An Acute Medical Unit has recently been established at York Hospital. The present study sought to characterise the case mix of acutely unwell medical patients to allow identification of priorities