Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 64 (2013)
Abstract Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is, on occasion, given to patients who do not suffer from acute cerebral ischemia. As the underlying conditions often mistaken for acute ischemic stroke tend
Abstract Headache and seizures are common presentations to the acute medical unit. We report a case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in a 73 yr old woman with a history of uncontrolled…
Abstract The severe sequelae of infection from the conventionally termed ‘benign’ forms of malaria are being increasingly recognised, and delayed diagnosis and treatment lead to worse outcomes.
Assessing the performance of the four question abbreviated mental test in the acute geriatric setting
Abstract Background: Cognitive impairment is common amongst acute geriatric hospital admissions but detection is often poor and this is associated with worse outcomes. The four-question abbreviated
Towards ‘Sepsis with Optimal Treatment’: Evaluating the sepsis care pathway in Acute Medicine and identifying scope for systems improvement
Abstract Sepsis commonly presents to the acute medicine unit (AMU). Timely recognition and treatment can reduce the significant associated mortality, but United Kingdom AMUs and emergency departments