Abstract Sepsis is a common problem in hospital practice. As well as being an important precipitant of hospital admission many patients develop the problem after arrival in hospital, including in excess

Abstract Accelerated hypertension is a rare but life threatening disease. The commonest cause is poorly controlled essential hypertension but other causes exist. Diagnosis is made by the finding of

Abstract Current management of exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) takes into account new understanding of the factors contributing to morbidity, hospital admission and mortality.

(DK Satchithananda, A Macnab & AJF Page)

· The following are true of atrial fibrillation:
1. An irregularly irregular pulse is pathognomonic of atrial fibrillation.


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Medical Emergencies in Pregnancy
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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

The ability to insert a chest drain safely and painlessly is an important core skill for physicians. This article describes techniques for insertion of larger bore trochar and cannula type chest drains

A 33 year old, previously healthy woman was referred to hospital with a 3 month history of cough, 6kg weight loss, dyspnoea and night sweats. She described intermittent expectoration of purulent sputum

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