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Volume 12, Issue 3, Pages 125 – 184 (2013)

Dear Editor,

I read the case report of cocaine induced methemoglobinemia¹ in the recent edition of the acute medicine journal with interest.

Abstract Summary Care Records (SCRs) have been created for more than 50% of the population of England. The number is increasing at about 100,000 records a week. Fewer than 1.5% of people have…

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Patients may be referred to Acute Medical Units (AMUs) with a diagnosis of ‘acopia’. This term is offensive and lazy, implying fault on the part of the patient and allowing the assessing


Insulin overdose can cause harm due to hypoglycaemia, effects on electrolytes and acute hepatic injury. The established long-acting insulin analogue preparations (detemir and glargine) can present

We hope you all enjoyed this summer’s hot spell and that those who moved jobs in August have now settled in. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all the new acute medicine trainees, and

Abstract We report the case of a 72 year old man with a history of COPD and heavy alcohol consumption who was initially diagnosed with acute pancreatitis based on a presentation with epigastric…

Abstract Giant bullous emphysema is an uncommon condition characterised by large asymmetric bullae with upper lobe predominance. This condition is most frequent in young male smokers. Patients usually

Abstract High fidelity simulation allows training of foundation doctors in a safe, structured environment. We explored the perceived impact of such training on subsequent clinical practice. 82 doctors

Abstract Introduction: NICE stated exercise stress tests (EST) should not be used to diagnose obstructive coronary artery disease in patients presenting with chest pain presumed to be of cardiac origin.

Abstract Aim: To ascertain whether consultants that have been practising for longer lead faster post-take medical ward rounds. Method: Single-centre observational study of nine consultant physicians