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Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 40 (2015)

Calling all regional trainee reps!

We are trying to build a database of regional Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) trainee reps so we can get a better idea of regional training issues to feedback to the

Abstract Back pain is a common symptom among patients presenting to the acute medical unit. We describe the case of a 55-year-old man with a brief history of fatigue and severe back pain,…

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Abstract Syncope is a recognized presenting symptom in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), and is more common in older patients and following a large embolus. Isolated syncope, in the absence of

Abstract Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is a spectrum of clinical features typically resulting from assisted conception techniques. With 2.35% of all live births in the UK resulting from in-vitro

Abstract Objectives: This paper explores the experiences and attitudes of acute medicine trainees regarding their own identity and function within hospital medicine, with a view to developing a coherent

Abstract The NHS in England is facing well-documented pressures related to increasing acute hospital admissions at a time when the acute medical bed-base is shrinking, doctors working patterns are increasingly

Abstract Background: little is known about the changes and trends of individual vital signs during the course of acute illness in hospital. Methods: the weighted points of the VitalPAC Early Warning

The use of early warning scores to monitor the condition of patients has been one of the biggest changes in hospital practice over the past decade. This journal has featured many papers evaluating different