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Volume 14

Abstract Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), sometimes referred to as Legal Highs, are newly available drugs with psychoactive properties that are not currently prohibited by United Nations Drug Conventions.


Malignancy and alcoholic hepatitis are cited as the most common causes of jaundice seen in secondary care. A patient with non-alcohol related jaundice, however, may require extensive investigations


Patients with febrile neutropenia are a heterogeneous group with only a minority developing significant medical complications. Scoring systems, such as the Multinational Association for Supportive

takeAIM update

You will hopefully be aware that the first national takeAIM conference was run in Manchester on Saturday November 14th. It was attended by around 150 Foundation and Core trainees who had

A 57-year-old man was admitted to the Acute Medical Unit with an episode of collapse following chest pain and shortness of breath. On examination he was tachycardic, and tachypnoeic with a heart rate

Which is more painful: an unsolicited PPI telephone call during clinic? Your hospital email on returning from two weeks annual leave? The strong realisation on waking at 3am that you have contracted

Abstract Severe hypertension is a well-recognised cause for acute medical admission, and can have serious consequences if untreated. We present a 48 year old patient in whom coarctation of the aorta

Over 120 posters were presented at the Society for Acute Medicine autumn meeting which was held in the Manchester Central Conference Centre in September 2015. The judging panel identified a small number

Abstract The use of point of care ultrasound (POCU) is increasing across a number of specialties, becoming mandatory within some specialist training programmes (for example respiratory and emergency

Abstract Background: the prognostic performances of different ECG interpretation methods have not been compared. Methods: the 100 day mortality of 513 patients predicted by Marquette proprietary ECG