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Volume 14, Issue 3, Pages 97 – 144 (2015)

This new book by Dr O’Kane is a very useful and interesting book directed towards Medical registrars but also with many positive features for anyone from Medical Student to Consultants.


Hypercalcaemia is a common problem which may present to the Acute Medical Unit. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and malignancy are the commonest causes of hypercalcaemia, accounting for over

Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) may be the ‘new kid on the block’ as a medical specialty but it lies at the heart of our health service. Recognition of the importance of early senior review in managing

The time has come to say goodbye and an incredibly big thankyou to Nerys who leaves her post as trainee rep after two years. Nerys’ enthusiasm and energy will be missed and we wish her well for her

Abstract The Acute GP Service has operated in Plymouth for the last 7 years. We have a mandate to improve patient care through supporting community GPs and their patients at the point of…

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Abstract Ambulatory Emergency Care is a key component of the service for many Acute Medical units across the United Kingdom. A well-functioning ambulatory care unit facilitiates early senior review

Abstract Acquired Haemophilia (AH) is an autoimmune bleeding disorder, which despite being rare, can be fatal. It occurs in patients with previously normal haemostasis who spontaneously develop IgG

Abstract Headache with neurological deficit and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lymphocytosis (HaNDL) syndrome is an important diagnosis to consider in patients presenting with the relevant features to acute

Each year the best abstracts submitted for consideration at the Society for Acute Medicine meetings are selected for oral presentation. This autumn’s meeting in Manchester featured two oral presentation

Abstract Introduction: Poor drug history documentation on admission may lead to medication errors; a leading cause of avoidable harm. Aims: To assess the quality of drug histories in the notes of patients