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Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 60 (2008)


An online survey of training in Acute Medicine was conducted to assemble a true picture of the current situation in the UK. The specialty is flourishing, with over 60 trainees having predicted

Abstract The acquisition of “Level 3” competencies in the setting of the Emergency Room from StR in Acute Medicine raises the question of the boundaries and competences of Acute Medicine and Emergency

A fifty-one-year-old man with history of treated hypertension and seronegative rheumatoid arthritis presented to hospital with a three day history of a rash affecting the whole body and general malaise.

Abstract We describe the case of a 46-year-old female who presented with recurrent episodes of cerebrovascular events. She had an unremarkable family history and no risk factors for stroke, apart from

Abstract A 54 year gentleman was admitted to hospital within four hours of taking an overdose of modified release felodipine tablets, with a total dose of approximately 250 mg. The initial management

Abstract We describe a 23 year old male who presented with sudden onset of facial swelling, nasal tone of voice and shortness of breath after taking eight tablets of ecstasy. He was found…

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Abstract An acutely painful swollen leg is a common presentation to Medical assessment units, typically secondary to cellulitis or deep vein thrombosis, although alternative diagnoses should to be considered

Abstract Recreational cocaine use in the UK is steadily rising. This review summarises some of the common clinical manifestations of cocaine use which may be encountered by acute physicians and discusses

Abstract COPD is a progressive debilitating lung condition the clinical course of which is punctuated by acute severe increases in symptoms (exacerbations). These can be life threatening and are a considerable