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Volume 3

Programme: Society for Acute Medicine Spring Meeting 14th -15th April 2005
Marriott Hotel, Swindon

The autumn meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine took us to the spectacular city of Edinburgh. More than 150 delegates attended this, the tenth meeting of the Society, by far the largest attendance

There is a school of thought that believes that if something is going right then the downturn is just around the corner! As work progressed to get Acute Medicine recognised as a sub…

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A 60 year old female was admitted with jaundice, malaise & loss of appetite. Two weeks before admission she had complained of diarrhoea with abdominal pain. There was no previous history of jaundice,…

Abstract Thoracic aortic dissection may present in many different ways leading to delayed diagnosis, often with catastrophic results. We present a patient with sudden onset epigastric pain, breathlessness,

A fundamental aspect of managing liver patients in the acute setting is assessing and correcting f luid and nutritional status. The intrinsic abnormalities of salt and water handling in patients with

Abstract The features of cardiac arrest will be familiar to any reader who has recently undertaken an Advanced Life Support course. Rather than reproducing algorithms which should be readily available

Abstract Diarrhoea is a relatively common symptom in patients presenting to the acute medical take. The differential diagnosis is wide, although the commonest causes are infection, inflammatory bowel

Abstract Thyroid storm is associated with multisystem decompensation and high mortality if untreated. Early clinical recognition and aggressive treatment in a high dependency setting are crucial to

Abstract Symptomatic bradycardia is a common reason for presentation to Emergency Departments in the UK. Nevertheless, the acute management of bradycardia remains a cause for unnecessary anxiety and