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Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 48 (2007)

I have never been compelled to summarize my thoughts on a society meeting before, except in a social context…. but the Spring meeting piqued my interest on a number of levels, and that’s got to

Breakout Session 1: “ Novel Approaches in Acute Medicine”
Breakout Session 2: Acute Medicine Training

Cedar Court Hotel,
Halifax ‘Free Paper Session’
27 April 2007

Pneumomediastinum is a condition in which air presents in the mediastinum. It was first described by Laennec in 1819 as a consequence of trauma. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) was reported in 1939

Abstract Rhabdomyolysis is a serious and life-threatening condition in which skeletal muscle is damaged, commonly resulting in acute renal failure. The causes of this clinical entity can be traumatic

Abstract Thyroid storm is a severe form of thyrotoxicosis. It is an uncommon condition but can be life-threatening. Most often it is seen in patients with a background history of thyroid disease and…

Abstract Leptospirosis is a rare notifiable disease with three major clinical manifestations: subclinical disease, a self limiting illness (90% cases) and Weil’s disease, a fulminant, life-threatening

An 18-year-old male with no previous medical history presented to hospital with sudden onset of acute epigastric pain radiating to the anterior chest wall and both shoulders. There was no history of

Abstract Pulmonary Embolism is a common cardiopulmonary illness with an age and sex adjusted incidence of around 117 cases per 100 000 person years. The clinical presentation is extremely heterogeneous

Abstract Syncope is a common acute presentation and frequently results in hospitalisation. Cardiac syncope is potentially life threatening. The diagnosis and management of syncope demands a careful