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.

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


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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

The backdrop of Captain Scott’s Antarctic vessel The Discovery was the setting for the Sixth Meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine in Dundee. Hosted by Dr Mike Jones and Dr Liz Myers, delegates

Abstract The Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and the Serotonin Syndrome are two rare but potentially fatal complications of psychopharmacology. This review focuses on the clinical aspects of these conditions,

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