We read with interest the “viewpoint” by Sarbjit Clare and colleagues recommending that specialist registrars in acute medicine should receive patients in the resuscitation room.1 We agree that
A case of orthodeoxia platypnoea in a patient with adult polycystic kidney and liver disease with a patent foramen ovale
Abstract We describe a case of a patient with polycystic kidney and liver disease presenting with a 4 year history of shortness of breath. This was caused by a liver cyst pressing on…Please log in or register to see more.Log In
A 79-year-old woman presented to the accident and emergency department with a short history of central chest pain radiating to the arm and epigastrum, associated with vomiting. There was no history
Abstract The admission of older patients with acute medical problems to short stay medical units (SSMUs) is controversial in light of their longer expected length of in-patient stay (LoS), coupled with
Abstract A pleural effusion is the accumulation of fluid in the pleural space. It is a relatively common finding in clinical practice. The diagnostic approach to the patient presenting with a pleural
Abstract Hyponatraemia is defined as a serum sodium concentration of 135 mmol/L or less. It is the most common electrolyte abnormality, and can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality.1
Abstract As haematological emergencies are uncommon in daily clinical practice, enhanced awareness and high index of suspicion is required to ensure that the potentially lifesaving measures are offered.