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Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 65 – 124 (2013)

Dear Sir,

We read with interest the article by Rogers et al in the recent edition of Acute Medicine, regarding the evaluation and management of adrenal failure. It was noted that the investigation and

In this article I have reviewed 4 articles of interest to acute physicians from literature covering the period January to May 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal, Journal…


Acute monoarthritis is a common medical emergency with wide differential diagnosis. Common underlying causes include trauma, septic arthritis, crystal induced arthritis (gout and pseudogout),


Pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) is a frequent presentation to the Acute Medical Unit, and is a source of significant morbidity, both the psychological burden of an uncertain diagnosis and prognosis

New trainee representatives

We are delighted to introduce Ruth Johnson and Nerys Conway who have been elected as your new SAM trainee representatives. Kirk and Amy have completed their training but Kirk

Abstract We present an unusual case of a 60 year old male who was noted to have primary hypothyroidism and decreased consciousness which did not respond to Levothyroxine. Further investigations revealed

Abstract We describe a case of infectious mononucleosis (IM) hepatitis occurring in an elderly thespian, who had recently played the role of ‘Father Christmas’. We discuss the importance of differing

Abstract A 25-year man presented to the Accident and Emergency Department complaining of dizziness and shortness of breath after taking 70 grams of cocaine over 10 hours. He said a friend had noticed…

Abstract Deliberate poisoning with intentional ingestion of elemental mercury is reported not to result in systemic toxicity due to minimal absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. We report a case

9th -10th May 2013, Hilton Hotel, Coventry Over 200 abstracts were submitted to this year’s Society for Acute Medicine spring meeting which was held in the Hilton hotel, Coventry on 9-10 May 2013….