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Volume 12

Let’s be honest – the past few months have been tough for anyone working at the hospital coalface. Even the most optimistic masters of NHS spin will have had difficulty denying some of the harsh

SAM Glasgow

It was great to see so many of you at SAM Glasgow back in October and we hope you enjoyed the conference and found it worthwhile. There were so many excellent sessions together with the opportunity


Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by bradykinesia, tremor and/ or rigidity, often with gait disturbance and postural instability.



Pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnancy carries a significant mortality. Pregnant patients often present via the acute medical take with symptoms of possible PE and require timely assessment and


The rates of liver disease in the UK are rising and hence more patients than ever are presenting to acute medical units with potentially life threatening sequelae. Early recognition and treatment

Abstract Patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome are commonly assessed by acute physicians on arrival in hospital. Although most will recognise the typical ECG features of ST elevation myocardial

Abstract Chest pain is a common symptom amongst patients presenting to the acute medical unit, and presents a diagnostic challenge. We present the case of a previously healthy 65 year old year old…

Abstract Although uncommon, lead poisoning should be considered as a differential diagnosis in cases of unexplained acute abdominal pain in both adults and children. We present the case of a 35-year-old

Abstract Background: Benchmarking is important to improve quality of care. Aim: To audit the performance of Acute Medical Units (AMUs) against the clinical quality indicators published by the Society

Abstract The purpose of clinical training is to develop doctors capable of delivering professional, personal, effective, high quality, safe clinical care with Intelligent Kindness. The processes supporting