Articles In Category

Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 39 – 74 (2003)

(C Ramsey)

· The following must be assessed in all patients attending hospital with suspected asthma exacerbations:
1. PEF.
2. Pulse & Respiration rate.
3. Clinical

One of the commonest requests for out of hours imaging is for cranial CT in patients with possible meningitis. Telephone conversations like this may be familiar: “Hello I’m the medical SHO on

Milk–alkali syndrome is described as a triad of hypercalcaemia, metabolic alkalosis and renal impairment, resulting from the ingestion of calcium and absorbable alkali1. It was more common in the

Abstract Variceal haemorrhage is a life-threatening condition requiring prompt emergency therapy. This paper summarises the key aspects of management of this condition in the acute setting, including

Abstract Multiple sclerosis is one of the commonest causes of disability in young adults. This review highlights some of the acute presentations of this condition, and how these may be managed in the…

Abstract The acute coronary syndromes form a clinical spectrum, which ranges from unstable angina without myocardial injury, non-ST segment elevation and ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Abstract Acute asthma remains an important cause of morbidity adults. The recognition, assessment and appropriate management of acute asthma are essential to avoid unnecessary morbidity and also mortality,

By the time this is published, summer will be over, “Big Brother” will have evicted its final contestant and, no doubt, many of us will still be waiting for the elusive “lull” in emergency pressures.