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Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 81 – 112 (2005)

The chest radiograph is one of the most challenging images to interpret reliably, yet accurate film reading can be very rewarding professionally and can significantly improve patient management. These

A 57 year old man patient presented with fever and frontal headache. He had a background history of sero-positive rheumatoid arthritis which was well controlled on immunomodulatory disease modifying

Answer The MRI scan reveals a shallow anterior epidural abscess at C5 / C6 level without cord compression. The recent history of diarrhea is suggestive of salmonella enteritidis.

A 75-year- old man was referred to hospital with a 24 hour history of severe neck pain, associated with fever, rigors and mild confusion. The pain radiated into his arms and was exacerbated by neck

Abstract Phaeochromocytomas are catecholamine secreting tumours associated with unpredictable patterns of hypertension. A variety of forms of investigation are available for detecting hypersecretion

Abstract Acute liver failure (ALF) is a rare but frequently devastating condition, with the potential to disable virtually every organ and system in the body. However, if it is recognised swiftly, and

Abstract National audits of stroke care in the UK have repeatedly shown deficiencies in basic care. The key to good care is prompt thorough assessment, investigation and management of physiological

Abstract This article summarises the management of different situations in which patients present to the acute medical service with seizures. It covers the management of single attacks of loss of consciousness,

The challenges and uncertainties of working in the developing field of Acute Medicine have been a regular theme for editorial comment in this journal since I took the helm in 2002. Almost four years