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Abstract Ventilation of the asthmatic is a major challenge with a potential for catastrophic problems that can and should be anticipated. Therapy should be tailored to the individual’s needs. If managed

Abstract Cellulitis is a common medical emergency. Investigations often fail to establish the specific microbial aetiology and there are few data to support common choices of antibiotic therapy used

Abstract Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life threatening allergic reaction which occurs in adults and children. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate acute medical management will prevent fatal anaphylactic

Abstract Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening medical emergency which requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Understanding the mechanism by which lack of insulin causes dehydration and acidosis

Abstract Endocrine emergencies are uncommon and require a high index of suspicion if they are to be managed appropriately. This is especially pertinent to physicians accepting emergency admissions to

Abstract The diagnosis of fever in the returned traveller is an important challenge to the physician. An accurate travel history and knowledge of the incubation period of common diseases is required

Abstract The majority of cases of acute renal failure (ARF)occur in hospital, most commonly due to acute tubule necrosis caused by multiple nephrotoxic insults, particularly hypovolaemia, hypotension

Abstract Compression of the spinal cord may present to general physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, neurologists or, if radicular pain is mistaken for intra-abdominal pathology, general surgeons. The causes