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Volume 14, Issue 2, Pages 41 – 96 (2015)

Of course we were delighted to have ‘won’ something for our efforts although neither of us really new what we had ‘won’. A trip to the ESIM Winter School in Riga, Latvia we were told was our


Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), are direct anticoagulants which inhibit specific coagulation factors and function as anticoagulants. Three NOACs are currently licensed


Objectives: To ascertain current Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) trainees’ opinions on their training programme, practical procedures, specialist skills and AIM as

SAM Bristol

It was lovely to catch up with so many Acute Internal Medicine trainees at our spring meeting in Bristol and great to see such a positive response towards our specialty. I hope that many

Abstract An asymptomatic 81-year-old woman was referred by her general practitioner regarding a pulse-oximetry oxygen saturation (SpO2) of 74%. An arterial blood gas analysis (ABG) on air showed PaO2

Abstract Pleural effusions are a common finding in patients admitted on the medical take. This case decribes a patient using peritoneal dialysis who presented with progressive dyspnoea. Clinical examination

Case Summary

A 16 year old female was admitted with a one week history of headache and swelling of both upper eyelids. Other symptoms included nausea, tiredness, dizziness and photophobia with no symptoms

Abstract This edition’s paper on ‘How doctors spend their time on an AMU’ defines ‘training’ as time spent on senior ward rounds. But the idea that senior ward rounds are training and the…

Over 200 abstracts were submitted for consideration of presentation at the spring meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine, which was held in the Marriott Hotel, Bristol, on 7-8th May 2015. The best…

Introduction In the UK, postgraduate training for doctors has undergone significant changes over the past decade general practice, etc. During this period, hospital admission rates and bed occupancy