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Acute heart failure (HF) admissions are common. They are often associated with prolonged hospitalisations and poor outcomes. One-third of chronic HF patients also suffer from chronic kidney disease
Breathlessness is one of the most common symptoms experienced at the end of life, affecting all areas of a patient’s life. It is frightening and leads to high rates of emergency hospital attendances.
The assumption would be that patients who are discharged from an emergency or acute medicine department have been thoroughly assessed and are good to return to the safety of their own home. An unplanned
A 61 year old male presented with a one-week history of abdominal pain and loose stools. He had recently received treatment for cellulitis with flucloxacillin. He was anuric on presentation requiring
Dystonia takes many forms and often presents acutely to emergency care. The diagnosis is often delayed because it mimics other more common conditions. This report describes a patient with a rare occupational
A 51-year old Caucasian male was admitted to the hospital with a history of breathlessness of one month duration. Prior to this he had been well. He complained that the shortness of breath had worsened