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Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 60 (2019)

The portable chest x-ray (Figure 1) shows a widened cardiac silhouette. An endotracheal tube is in situ, indicating the patient is now intubated.

The ECG (Figure 2) shows sinus rhythm with widespread

Spinal epidural haematoma is a rare condition, which may be due to trauma, surgery, epidural catheterisation or disorders of coagulation. We report a case of 60 year old lady who was on warfarin for…

58-year-old lady presented to the Emergency Department with a two-day history of shortness of breath and confusion, on a background of one week’s history of general malaise, vomiting, fevers and

Accidental and intentional poisoning from prescribed, illicit and organic substances remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and accounts for just under 1% of the total number of

Background: The prediction of clinical outcomes using biochemical markers is an important tool. Methods: We calculated a risk score for all emergency admissions 2002-2017. We related potassium and mortality

Lower limb cellulitis is a common cause for hospital admissions. In this retrospective study, we assessed the characteristics and outcome of patients admitted in an acute medical unit. The mean duration

Neutropenic sepsis can be life threatening, with mortality 2-21%. The heterogeneity of patients referred with “suspected neutropenic sepsis” has led to strategies being developed to risk-stratify

Neutropenic Sepsis (NS) is a well recognised treatment complication, typically occurring 7-10 days following cancer cytotoxic chemotherapy. Colleagues in acute medicine will be only too familiar with

Nocardiosis, a rare infection occurring mostly in immunosuppressed patients can present with neurological complications including cerebral abscess formation, and is associated with high morbidity and

A 41 year-old man, recently returned from Thailand, presented with bilateral shoulder pain and weakness, fever greater than 38 degrees and coryzal symptoms. He had no significant past medical history.