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Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 49 – 92 (2007)

It has certainly been a huge year of change for all of us in training posts, and in acute medicine particularly. There are now trainees in Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) and Core Medical Training (CMT)

1st Prize: What is the effect of a consultant presence in an Acute Medical Unit?

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre provided the venue for the first truly International meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine in early October. Almost 600 delegates were treated to some

Well that’s it from me! At the close of our 1st International meeting in Glasgow I handed the reins of Presidency to the safe hands of Rhid Dowdle.

A key component of training in Acute Medicine is the assessment and initial resuscitation of severely ill medical patients. The curriculum for General Internal Medicine (Acute Medicine) states that

Abstract Venous thromboembolism has long been recognised as a potentially avoidable cause of significant morbidity and mortality in hospitalised patients. With national recommendations awaited there

A 76-year-old man was admitted to the acute medical take with a long history of tiredness. He described slowed thinking, constipation, aching thighs, dry skin, a hoarse voice, hair loss and 10 kilograms…

Abstract Seizures are a common presenting complaint in acute medicine and post-ictal patients can pose a diagnostic challenge. Approximately 1% of patients presenting after a seizure will have sustained

A 47 year old Chinese businessman was found unconscious at home following an overdose of 280 mg temazepam. He was found by his sister who had visited because he had not returned her…

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Abstract Caffeine, a normal content of various beverages and over the counter medications, taken in higher doses can cause serious toxicity. Complications like rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure,