Bowel Obstruction

Intestinal obstruction is an important cause of the acute abdomen, accounting for up to 5% of emergency admissions to surgical services.…

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Just another ‘renal colic’

A 36-year-old gentleman presents with intermittent flank pain and has microscopic haematuria. His BP is 220/110 and he is now pain free. What would you do next?…

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An Admiral’s Affliction

A 75-year-old man presented to the ED of a District General hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain that followed an episode of vomiting earlier in the day. He also reported one episode of loose…

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Pancreatitis

The pancreas is the largest gland in the body and is situated transversely across the posterior wall of the abdomen, at the back of the epigastric and left hypochondriac regions.…

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Pancreatitis

Elicit the features on history and examination that suggest a diagnosis of pancreatitis in a patient with abdominal pain…

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Renal Colic in Emergency Medicine

This session looks at the classic presentations of renal colic and its management in the emergency department (ED). It focuses on the investigation techniques and their strengths and weaknesses…

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Urinary Tract Infections

This session covers the urinary tract infections that are encountered in the emergency department. It discusses their diagnosis, complications and treatment.…

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Urinary Tract Infections

This session covers the urinary tract infections that are encountered in the emergency department. It discusses their diagnosis, complications and treatment…

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Gall Bladder Disease

Gall Bladder, specifically gallstone, disease is the commonest abdominal complaint causing hospital admission in the developed world.…

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