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Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 64 (2013)

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

Dear Sir,

I read with interest the article by Langford et al in the recent edition of Acute Medicine, summarising the NICE guidance for the management of venous thromboembolic diseases.1 This highlights

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, BMJ, JAMA and


Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) is an effective therapy for opioid-dependence; its use is based on a harm reduction philosophy and represents one of a range of treatment approaches for


Acute heart failure is a common and potentially life threatening presentation to hospitals in the UK. Acute Physicians at the front door of the hospital will often be involved with the initial


Acute adrenal crisis is an important condition to consider in any shocked patient presenting to the acute medical unit. This article aims to highlight the key aspects of initial management,

It has been created to recognise an outstanding contribution made by an individual to the principles or practice of Acute Medicine, on a local, national or international scale and will be awarded at

Many specialists have taken time to adjust to the development of acute medicine and Acute Medical Units (AMUs). As these concepts have evolved, so has the understanding of how specialists can better

Case Outcome

The patient underwent transthoracic echocardiography which confirmed the presence of a calcified intracardiac mass in the right atrium, with significant tricuspid insufficiency and compression of

Case Report

A 42-year old man attended our emergency department with sudden onset of nausea, fever and cold sweats. In the days prior to presentation, he had developed a radiating pain in the thoracic