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Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 52 (2014)

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In this article we look at the causes of ataxia, and how the patient presenting with ataxia should be managed. One of the difficulties in managing the patient with ataxia is that acute ataxia


Proximal muscle weakness can present acutely or subacutely to the Acute Medical Unit. Early diagnosis of the underlying pathology is essential due to life threatening complications such as respiratory

Risk of first venous thromboembolism in pregnant women in hospital: population based cohort study from England.

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Apart from making all the usual resolutions, New Year is always a time to think about our careers, look at our CV’s and strive to improve ourselves

Abstract Pain is a common symptom amongst patients presenting to the Acute Medical Unit, with an extensive differential diagnosis. We present the case of a patient with back and lower limb pain where…

Abstract We present a case report of young man with Type 1 diabetes who developed acute visual loss after initially presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis. The diagnosis of invasive paranasal sinusoidal

Abstract We report the case of a 75-year old woman who presented with shortness of breath and haemoptysis. She had been treated for presumed essential hypertension for many years. On admission she was…

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow; 3-4th October 2013 A number of posters at the 7th International Conference of the Society for Acute Medicine were awarded ‘highly commended’ certificates

Abstract Introduction: Early and appropriate recognition of patients requiring palliative care is essential to delivering high quality management and Acute Medical Units have a pivotal role to play