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Abstract Dysphagia (subjective difficulty in swallowing) is a common clinical problem, particularly in the elderly population. Ideally, patients should be assessed promptly in the appropriate outpatient

Abstract Pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease in the developed world. Patients who develop pneumonia in the community therefore require early recognition, targeted investigation

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· The following must be assessed in all patients attending hospital with suspected asthma exacerbations:
1. PEF.
2. Pulse & Respiration rate.
3. Clinical

One of the commonest requests for out of hours imaging is for cranial CT in patients with possible meningitis. Telephone conversations like this may be familiar: “Hello I’m the medical SHO on

Milk–alkali syndrome is described as a triad of hypercalcaemia, metabolic alkalosis and renal impairment, resulting from the ingestion of calcium and absorbable alkali1. It was more common in the

Abstract Variceal haemorrhage is a life-threatening condition requiring prompt emergency therapy. This paper summarises the key aspects of management of this condition in the acute setting, including

Abstract Multiple sclerosis is one of the commonest causes of disability in young adults. This review highlights some of the acute presentations of this condition, and how these may be managed in the

Abstract The acute coronary syndromes form a clinical spectrum, which ranges from unstable angina without myocardial injury, non-ST segment elevation and ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

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