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Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 101 – 148 (2014)

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I gained a run through number in ACCS (AIM and GIM) in 2007 when Acute Medicine, both as a training programme and a stand alone medical specialty, was in its infancy. As the programme has evolved and


Pregnant patients commonly present to the acute medical team with symptoms requiring further investigation. Palpitations are a common reason for presentation on the acute medical take, and most


A wide variety of conditions can present as acute polyarthritis, ranging from those that are potentially life threatening, to those that are self-limiting, and those that represent the early

I hope you have all settled well into your new jobs and a very warm welcome to those that have recently joined the ‘family’ of acute medicine. I would first of all like to thank Ruth Johnson for

Introduction There is a crisis in ‘evidence-based medicine’ (EBM). Reviewers and meta-analysts have become aware that much of their work may be futile because some investigators only publish selected

Abstract Left Atrial Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation is safe and effective for most patients. However a rare complication is thermal damage to the integrity of the normal physical barriers between

Abstract Acute confusion and hyponatraemia are common presentations in acute medicine. We report two cases of anti-voltage gated potassium channel (VGKC) antibody-related limbic encephalitis highlighting

Abstract Massive pulmonary embolism has a high mortality rate. Standard treatment includes systemic thrombolysis. If this fails, surgical embolectomy or a percutaneous catheter-guided approach is advised

Abstract Aims: • Evaluate the use of lumbar puncture (LP) in the Acute Medical Department of a typical urban district general hospital. • Increase the proportion performed on appropriate patients.