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Volume 15, Issue 3, Pages 109 – 164 (2016)

New Trainee Representative

After providing years of sterling representation, Nick Smallwood will be moving on to a consultant job. Neil Patel takes his place formally at SAMEdinburgh. Neil is an ST5

It had become a familiar routine. My seventh admission with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in a year. Each time I was admitted it was the same; a DKA protocol, a diabetes specialist nurse visit, and

Abstract MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamfetamine, Ecstasy) is a widely used recreational drug. We present a case of pneumomediastinum as a complication of MDMA use in a 21-year-old man with no previous

Abstract Unexplained fever and confusion is a common reason for emergency medical admission. When this occurs in the context of new urinary incontinence, a urinary tract infection may be considered

Abstract Chest pain with elevated serum troponin is a common clinical presentation and is normally managed as suspected myocardial infarction or acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We report a 49 year old

Abstract Acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis is a rare drug-induced dermatosis with an incidence of 1-5 cases per million cases per year, characterised by the appearance of hundreds of sterile

Introduction The number of people aged over 60 years worldwide is projected to rise from 605 million in 2000 to almost 2 billion by 2050, while those over 80 years will quadruple to 395 million.

Abstract Aims: In this retrospective study we assess the diagnostic yield of computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) and the incidence of alterative and incidental diagnoses. Methods: The results

Abstract Background: Deprivation increases admission rates; the specific effect of deprivation with regard to weekend admissions is unknown. Methods: We calculated annual weekend admission rates for

Abstract Background: Readmissions within 30-days of hospital discharge are a problem. The aim was to determine if the Better Outcomes for Older Adults through Safe Transitions (BOOST) risk assessment