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Continuous Monitoring of Respiratory Rate on General Wards What might the implications be for Clinical Practice?
Abstract A high respiratory rate is a significant predictor of deterioration. The accuracy of measurements has been questioned. We performed a prospective observational study of automated electronic
Is the Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) curriculum, for higher specialty training (HST), fit for purpose?
This review will critically appraise the AIM curriculum from a trainee’s perspective. The author will focus on the curriculum’s aims and objectives, availability of learning opportunities,
Updates from Specialist Advisory Committee
The Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of June 2017 discussed the sign off of procedural competences relating to Sengstaken-Blakemore tube insertion and transvenous
Abstract Chest pain is an extremely common presenting complaint on the acute medical unit. It is important to distinguish between patients who have serious pathology and those without. Often, the focus
Abstract Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a state of hyperglycaemia, ketosis and metabolic acidosis. This carries a significant morbidity and mortality particularly if left untreated or if the diagnosis
Painful lymphadenopathy due to silicone breast implant rupture following extensive global air travel
Abstract A 25-year-old Caucasian flight attendant with an extensive travel history presented with night sweats, fevers, weight loss and axillary and supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Apart from surgical
Abstract The number of patients with tracheostomies managed within high dependency units is increasing. National audits have suggested that the care of these patients could have been improved upon with