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Out with the old, in with the new? Case reports of the clinical features and acute management of two novel designer drugs.
Methoxydine (4-MeO-PCP) and Methoxetamine (3-MeO-2-Oxo-PCE) are both commercially produced designer drugs with structural and biochemical similarities to phencyclidine (PCP). Although phencyclidine… Expand
Serotonin syndrome: an unusual cause of acute confusion and fever in the elderly.
Delirium is a common cause for hospital admission among elderly patients. Although infection is the most common explanation, there is a large number of other potential causes. We present a case of… Expand
Who wants to be an acute medic? A survey of junior doctors attitudes towards and beliefs surrounding a career in acute medicine.
AIM Survival of Acute Medicine (AM) depends on successful recruitment. Local juniors were unaware of training requirements and opportunities in AM. We conducted a survey to establish whether this was… Expand
Impact of introducing guidelines for thrombolysis of submassive pulmonary embolism at a large UK teaching hospital
- G P Misselbrook
- Critical Care
- 16 March 2015
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a significant cause of death with 10% of patients dying within 3 months . Multiple studies now advocate the use of thrombolysis (TPA) in both massive and submassive PE… Expand
Epidemiology and critical care management of patients admitted after intentional self-poisoning
Intentional self-poisoning is one of the most common presentations to acute medical units across the UK . To our knowledge no studies have been published on incidence of admissions to critical… Expand