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Abstract Elderly People with hip fractures are among the most frail and medically complex of all hospital inpatients. In one sense, the fracture itself is merely a marker of frailty, and many of…

Abstract Suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common reason for medical referral to hospital. We evaluated our new approach to assessment of DVT using combined automated strain gauge plethysmography

Abstract Myxoedema coma is a rare and extreme presentation of hypothyroidism. It has a poor prognosis due to multisystem decompensation, and demands prompt but careful management in a high-dependency

Abstract Narrow complex tachycardia usually refers to an abnormality of cardiac rhythm involving the tissues of the sinus node, atrial tissue, the atrioventricular node or an accessory atrioventricular

Abstract Acute pericarditis is usually a benign self-limiting condition, often of unexplained or viral aetiology, involving inflammation of the pericardial layers. It is often part of the differential

Abstract Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory polyneuropathy. Typical presentation is one of ascending tetraparesis with aref lexia. Variant forms of GBS include ataxia and ophthalmoplegia

Abstract Dysphagia (subjective difficulty in swallowing) is a common clinical problem, particularly in the elderly population. Ideally, patients should be assessed promptly in the appropriate outpatient

Abstract Pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease in the developed world. Patients who develop pneumonia in the community therefore require early recognition, targeted investigation

One of the commonest requests for out of hours imaging is for cranial CT in patients with possible meningitis. Telephone conversations like this may be familiar: “Hello I’m the medical SHO on

Acute Medicine is a hot topic which has been discussed extensively throughout the United Kingdom over the last decade. However, recent developments demonstrate a move from discussion to action, with