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Volume 13

Acute medicine trainees can chose to pursue a specialist interest as part of their training. I decided to train in echocardiography and I’m currently close to attaining the BSE Adult Transthoracic

Acute Medicine Awareness Week (AMAW) 14-20 July

You may have seen in the Springspring newsletter that there was a plan to do a “virtual marathon” from Edinburgh to Brighton for this year’s AMAW

Abstract The aim of this paper is to outline the background of the Physician Associate (known in the USA as physician assistant1) role in the USA and follow its recent journey to the…

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Case Report:

A 76 year old man presented to the emergency department with gradual onset abdominal pain over a period of 24 hours and generalised lethargy. The abdominal pain was central with no radiation

Abstract Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (rCVS) is an important cause of acute severe headache that is poorly understood and under-recognised. It typically presents with recurrent thunderclap

Abstract Use of cocaine may complicate the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI) and may influence treatment strategy. Patients with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) should be

Abstract An 80 year old man presented subacutely with drowsiness and confusion. Subsequent MRI brain imaging demonstrated multiple posterior circulation infarcts. Extracranial vasculitis was suspected

Abstract Some forms of focal epilepsy, including temporal lobe epilepsy, are rarely associated with ictal bradycardia and sinus node arrest. We report a case of a previously healthy man presenting with

1st-2nd May 2014, Novotel, Amsterdam Over 400 delegates enjoyed the hospitality of the Dutch Acute Medicine society who hosted the first ever joint meeting with the Society for Acute Medicine at the

Abstract Background: Early Warning Scores alert staff to preventable deterioration. Raised scores should lead to escalation of care. Aims: To establish response of staff to patients scoring National