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Volume 17, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 56 (2018)

Abstract Quinine has long been used for the treatment of conditions such as malaria and leg cramps, and is also present at low levels in some beverages; however, it can cause serious side effects….

A 34-year-old gentleman, with a background of osteoarthritis, presented to the Acute Medical Unit with a short history of breathlessness. He had returned from holiday to the United States five days


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.


Nephrotic syndrome is an important presentation of glomerular disease characterised by heavy proteinuria, hypoalbuminaemia and oedema. The differential diagnosis of the underlying

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

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

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

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