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Volume 18, Issue 2, Pages 61 – 136 (2019)

Background: Areas of low socio-economic status (SES) have a disproportionate number of emergency medical admissions; we quantitate the profile of multi-morbidity related to SES. Methods: We developed

Resilience is the ‘ability to bounce back’. We want to investigate whether measurement of resilience during an acute hospital admission is feasible. We conducted a feasibility study. Resilience

SAMBA18 took place on Thursday 28th June 2018 with follow up data at 7 days. Acute medical teams from 127 Acute Medical Units (AMUs) across the UK collected data relating to operational performance,…

To examine association between vital sign abnormalities in the emergency department (ED) and early death after ED discharge, we performed a matched case-control study. Conditional logistic regression

Acute heart failure (HF) admissions are common. They are often associated with prolonged hospitalisations and poor outcomes. One-third of chronic HF patients also suffer from chronic kidney disease

Breathlessness is one of the most common symptoms experienced at the end of life, affecting all areas of a patient’s life. It is frightening and leads to high rates of emergency hospital attendances….

The assumption would be that patients who are discharged from an emergency or acute medicine department have been thoroughly assessed and are good to return to the safety of their own home. An unplanned

Cellulitis is an acute localised skin infection, usually accompanied by symptoms such as fever and rigors, nausea, and vomiting. It most commonly affects the lower limbs, although it can involve any

A 61 year old male presented with a one-week history of abdominal pain and loose stools. He had recently received treatment for cellulitis with flucloxacillin. He was anuric on presentation requiring

Dystonia takes many forms and often presents acutely to emergency care. The diagnosis is often delayed because it mimics other more common conditions. This report describes a patient with a rare occupational