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Abstract Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is now a well established therapy in resuscitation guidelines. We retrospectively analysed our first 18 months’ data for all patients who underwent TH for out-of-hospital

Abstract Patients presenting to the “front door” with acute neuromuscular symptoms are challenging. Toxins need consideration as possible causative agents if there is the possibility of relevant

Abstract Patients are frequently referred to hospital for exclusion of deep vein thrombosis (DVT); however, the diagnosis is only confirmed in 12% of those undergoing investigation. An effective strategy

Abstract The system of Payment by Results (PbR) was instituted in 2005 to reimburse secondary care for its activity. One of the features of PbR is the short stay tariff (SST), in which…

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Abstract Mixed sex bays are a reality on most Emergency Assessment Units (EAU). However, they are controversial having recently been the focus of political and media attention. We adapted a validated

We are all responsible for maintaining our standards and improving the way in which we work. However, keeping up to date with the many guidelines/documents published and finding what is relevant to

Abstract Background: The utility of D-dimer in the diagnostic workup of pulmonary embolism has been established. Several D-dimer tests are available with different sensitivities and specificities. SimpliRED

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC), or apical ballooning syndrome (ABS), is becoming an increasingly recognised entity. Usually preceded by emotional stress, it is characterised by chest pain associated

Abstract Nocardiosis is caused by nocardia species, a Gram positive aerobic filamentous bacillus. It is ubiquitous in the environment and often presents as pulmonary disease in more than 70% of patients.1

Abstract The most common presentation of liver and biliary disease is jaundice, and most acute medical teams will encounter several jaundiced patients over time. Some of these patients will be extremely