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Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 53 – 100 (2014)

Case Outcome:

Following review of the abdominal x-ray, an urgent CT aortogram was undertaken which showed an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) measuring 13 cm in width and 18.9 cm in length (Figure 2


Hyponatraemia is the most common electrolyte anomaly and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Patients with severe hyponatraemia often present to acute medical units with

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