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Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 61 – 104 (2008)

E-learning for healthcare (e-LfH) is a collaborative programme between the Department of Health, the NHS and various professional bodies. It provides high quality, interactive education for healthcare


Occupational Therapists began exploring their role in Acute Medicine in the late 1990’s.1 A decade later the presence of Occupational Therapists in accident & emergency departments and

Numerous studies have demonstrated the value of echocardiography in the assessment of critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Room (ER). We seek to encourage expansion

6.30 pm Friday, and you are doing the afternoon intake round. A 33-year-old African woman presents with 2 months malaise, cough and dyspnoea. Her CXR shows an enlarged globular heart. HIV and TB…

Ultrasound is widely used by physicians in the emergency medical setting in the USA, Australia and Europe. The objective in bringing ultrasound to the bedside is to bring immediacy to diagnostic decisions

Abstract Spinal subdural haematoma (SSDH) is a rare, but potentially reversible, cause of spinal cord compression. We describe the case of an 85-year-old lady on long-term low-dose aspirin who presented

Summary We present a lady in whom late post-partum eclampsia (LPE) was overlooked. The diagnosis was delayed and only made when MRI brain demonstrated posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES).

A 65 year old woman presented to the Emergency Department of our district general hospital three hours following ingestion of a blended mixture of apples and foxglove leaves, mistaking them for spinach

A 77 year old man presented to A&E with sudden onset left sided chest pain. This chest pain was severe enough to wake him up from sleep in the early hours of the…

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Abstract A 66 year old man who had been diagnosed with COPD 18 months earlier was readmitted with breathlessness unresponsive to bronchodilators and steroids. His symptoms were noticeably improved by