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Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 44 (2005)

Abstract Patients with abdominal pain are most frequently referred to the on-call surgical team, but there are occasions when physicians may be required to assess, investigate or treat such patients.

The MRI images (see page 27) show lobulated meningeal thickening along the medial aspect of the right middle cranial fossa extending into sylvian fissure, suprasellar cistern, interpenduncular cistern

Abstract Acute Assessment Units (AAUs) have been developed to meet the demand for emergency care. Traditionally, AAUs have been an admission route to secondary care but the role is now evolving to assessment….

Abstract Stroke is more common in older patients; when it occurs in younger persons the causes may be slightly different. If adequately investigated, a cause can be ascertained in significant proportion

Abstract Cellulitis of the lower limb is a common presentation in patients with diabetes. We report a case illustrating how Charcot neuropathy can be overlooked because of its resemblance to cellulitis….

A sixty-six year old lady was admitted after describing two ‘vacant’ episodes with collapse. She had also complained of chronic fronto-occipital headache and more than 10kg weight loss over the

Abstract Urinary tract infections remain a significant cause of morbidity throughout the globe. Proper understanding of the disease is extremely important for appropriate management. Recent studies

Abstract Non-invasive ventilation has become an increasingly utilised tool for the treatment of acute respiratory failure. Potential benefits include a decreased incidence of intubation, duration of

Abstract Classical pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO), defined as fever of >38 oC on several occasions for greater than three weeks despite investigation in hospital (>3 days) or out of hospital

Abstract The acute management of the patient presenting with a broad complex tachycardia is a daunting clinical challenge. A broad complex tachycardia may be ventricular or supraventricular in origin