Articles In Category

Volume 15, Issue 4, Pages 165 – 220 (2016)

In the current climate of uncertainty over trainee working conditions and uneasy medical politics, more and more trainees are choosing to take planned time out of training. This is no longer considered

It has recently become apparent that a few trainees in Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) have not been made aware of what the final outcome of their training might be. There is a need, therefore, to

Conducting research on the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) poses unique challenges; the environment is one that sees a diverse range of patient groups and pathologies and holds the potential for easy patient

A previously healthy 35-year old man presented to hospital with acute leg weakness following an alcohol binge. On assessment, tachycardia, urinary retention and bilateral upper and lower limb proximal

Levamisole-induced vasculitis (LIV) is becoming an increasingly common entity secondary to both rising cocaine use in the UK and high levels of adulteration of cocaine with various contaminants. We

Point of care ultrasound (POCU) is becoming increasingly popular as an extension to clinical examination techniques. Specific POCU training pathways have been developed in specialties such as Emergency

The Autumn meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine in 2016 was co-hosted with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and was held in the prestigious surroundings of the Edinburgh International

Older people form a growing proportion and volume of those accessing urgent care. Non-specific presentations, multiple comorbidities and functional decline make assessment and management of this cohort

Abstract Introduction: Sepsis is one of the most frequent reasons for referral to emergency departments (EDs) worldwide. Sepsis becomes more serious when left untreated with a high mortality rate,

Introduction: General practitioners (GPs) and the emergency medical services (EMS) personnel have a pivotal role as points of entry into the acute care chain. This study was conducted to investigate