Volume 17, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 56 (2018)
Managing kidney transplant patients in an acute medical unit can be challenging, as patients have a single functioning kidney, underlying chronic kidney disease, and are immunosuppressed.
Thyrotoxicosis is common and can present in numerous ways with patients exhibiting a myriad of symptoms and signs. It affects around 1 in 2000 people annually in Europe1. The thyroid
Abstract Background: An Illness Severity and Co-morbidity composite score can predict 30-day mortality outcome. Methods: We computed a summary risk score (RS) for emergency medical admissions and used
The predictive value of leucocyte progression for one-week mortality on acutely admitted medical patients to the emergency department
Abstract Objective: To clarify if leucocyte count progression can predict one-week mortality in unselected medical patients admitted to the emergency department. Additionally, we investigated the importance
Can an acute admission to hospital be an opportunity for healthcare professionals to provide physical activity advice? A qualitative study of patients’ perspectives
Abstract Physical inactivity causes morbidity, mortality and healthcare expenditure. A minority of people undertake sufficient physical activity to meet the DoH recommendations. NICE has determined
Continuous Monitoring of Respiratory Rate on General Wards What might the implications be for Clinical Practice?
Abstract A high respiratory rate is a significant predictor of deterioration. The accuracy of measurements has been questioned. We performed a prospective observational study of automated electronic
Delivering and transforming, but many questions and challenges remain
Acute Medicine remains a specialty in its infancy and, as such, faces many challenges associated with developing new ways of working. As the Society for Acute Medicine celebrates its