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Volume 5

Abstract This study assessed the quality of post-take ward round (PTWR) documentation, specifically looking at twelve criteria, in the medical assessment unit (MAU) prior to, 3- months and 2-years after

Abstract Aim: To explore patients, carers, and clinician views and identify factors, which affect the likelihood of hospital readmission. Methods: A cross sectional retrospective study of adult medical

Abstract Primary Adrenal Insufficiency is due to bilateral destruction of the adrenal cortex and has a prevalence of approximately 40-60 per million adults. 1 The commonest cause is autoimmune. 1 Prompt

Abstract Metformin Associated Lactic Acidoisis (MALA) has been reported to be a very rare but serious side effect of metformin treatment with a fatality rate of 50%. However, with the number of patients…

Abstract We report a rare case of bacterial pericarditis secondary to rupture of liver abscess into the pericardium. The patient presented with cardiac-sounding chest pain and with normal ECG, CXR and

A twenty year old female was referred to hospital by her GP, after he received the results of blood tests taken earlier in the day. She had presented to him complaining of malaise,…

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A 74 year gentleman was admitted with a 6 month history of dizzy spells, malaise, generalised weakness and weight loss of over a stone. He attributed his weight loss to poor appetite due…

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Abstract Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can usually be managed initially with medical treatment and non- invasive ventilation. In circumstances where

Abstract Many Medical Admission Units admit patients who have suffered a fall. Falls are incredibly common, yet often assessed and managed suboptimally in hospitals. Falls may be due to an acute illness,

They say time flies when you’re having fun – and the 5 years since Paul Jenkins convinced me to take over as editor of this journal have certainly flown by. This period has seen a dramatic expansion