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Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 1 – 52 (2009)

Abstract A retrospective case note analysis of 100 consecutive admissions to a Medical Assessment Unit to (a) review the current impact of alcohol, and (b) assess the quality of clinical management

Abstract Specialist trainees in Acute Medicine have expressed concerns over skills training in the curriculum, compared with skills training in practice. Thus, an online survey was conducted in 2009

Abstract Overnight medical cover in hospital is less than during daylight hours. We aimed to quantify the numbers of patients deteriorating overnight and their clinical outcome. Data was collected in

Abstract We describe a case of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) in a young female, presenting several weeks after neurosurgery, to the Medical Admissions Unit. The diagnosis is discussed

Abstract Lyme disease is an infectious illness that arises from the spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted via a bite by Ixodid ticks. There were 768 cases in the United Kingdom (incidence 1.46/100,000)

Abstract Internal carotid dissection most commonly presents as headache, focal neurological deficits or stroke. Rarely it can manifest itself by causing a palsy of the lower cranial nerves (IX, X, XI,

Abstract Poisoning is a common presentation to hospital acute medical units, and can produce a variety of clinical scenarios. This review discusses the epidemiology of poisoning, a framework for managing

Abstract Asthma in the emergency care setting is common and may be life-threatening. Last year the British Thoracic Society updated their guidelines for the management of asthma, however some treatments

Chest pain is a common complaint of patients presenting to the Emergency Department, but there is a wide variety of underlying causes. These include ischaemic chest pain (acute coronary syndromes (ACS)

Milestones are often seen as opportunities for reflection and reminiscence. As this edition of the journal coincides with the 10th anniversary of my consultant appointment I hope readers will forgive