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Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 97 – 148 (2010)

During the late nineties it was not uncommon for patients to wait over 12 hours for admission to hospital and there were isolated reports of patients waiting between 24 and 48 hours on…

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7th-8th October 2010, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Delegates at the 4th International conference of the Society for Acute Medicine in October were treated to some un-seasonal sunshine, as

A short survey was circulated by email to members of the Society for Acute Medicine receiving the Acute Medicine journal in January 2010. Responses to the questions relating to journal content and layout…

Our case highlights an uncommon complication of nasogastric tube insertion. Enteral feeding plays an essential role in recovery from critical illness. Benefits include increasing blood flow to the gut,

I read with interest the article “ The NICE Guideline on chest pain of recent onset: What does it mean for the Acute Physician?”.1 I struggle to recall a day’s take occurring without at least

Dear Editor,

We read with interest the article “Aortic dissection: a review of the diagnosis and initial management” by Thompson-Moore and Papouchado1; the authors do not mention pleural effusion

A 51-year-old man who was normally fit and well, presented with a one-week history of fever, cough, shortness of breath, myalgia and diarrhoea. On examination he was febrile at 37.8°C, acutely short

Abstract We present a case of paracetamol overdose in a 34-year-old female with a history of depression and alcoholism. Following treatment with N-acetylcysteine (Parvolex®) our patient developed ventricular

Abstract A 69-year-old woman with new persistent right temporal headache and high ESR was diagnosed with temporal arteritis in primary care. She was started on steroids, but developed a right 6th nerve

Abstract DRESS (Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) syndrome is a potentially fatal and probably underrecognized complication of allopurinol. We present the case of a 33 year old male