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Acute Medicine

Acute physicians make patient-centred decisions at the start of the patient’s hospital journey. Dozens more decisions are made by the individual members of the MDT (and, of course, by the patient)

Intensively monitoring severely ill patients is like placing a smoke alarm in a burning building: it makes no sense. Smoke alarms only makes sense if they are placed in buildings before a fire starts,

Fluid resuscitation is a widely-used treatment in acute and emergency medicine, however, the process used to perform a fluid assessment has never been studied. This qualitative study explored how acute

POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound) refers to ultrasound performed by clinicians as part of their initial patient evaluation, often with the aim of answering a specific question as opposed to being a comprehensive…

Purple urine bag syndrome is a potentially alarming phenomenon caused by bacterial metabolism of urinary tryptophan into indigo (blue) and indirubin (red) pigments. We report the case of a 46-year-old

We read with interest “Non-Cardiac Chest Pain: Management in the Ambulatory Clinic setting” (Acute Med 2019;18(3)165-70). It is useful to know about the various musculoskeletal causes of

Reduced kidney function, whether acute or chronic, is a highly significant biomarker of in most clinical settings. This is particularly true on the acute medical take where altered renal function is

We sought to assess the impact of renal impairment on acute medical admissions and to identify potential contributory factors to admissions involving renal impairment at presentation. In a prospective

Cama et al’s review of pneumothorax management was excellent, especially their elegant depiction of chest tube diameter in comparison to the intercostal space, as measured in French gauge. The use

Resilience is the ‘ability to bounce back’. We want to investigate whether measurement of resilience during an acute hospital admission is feasible. We conducted a feasibility study. Resilience