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Gin and Ketonic

A 45-year-old man attends the department with a 48 hour history of nausea and vomiting. He also has a diffuse upper abdominal pain…

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Nothing to Declare

A patient presents to the Emergency Department suspected of having illicit concealed drugs. This SAQ explores the clinical management, combined with the ethical and medicolegal aspects of their care.…

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Acute Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is defined by the World Health Organisation as consuming more than 40g/day of alcohol for males and 30mg/day of alcohol for females…

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Another faller!

Another faller presents to your emergency department. Confused and smelling of alcohol. What will you do? How can you avoid missing the common pitfalls?…

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Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcohol abuse is undoubtedly a huge social problem in the UK. It is responsible for many unnecessary attendances to Emergency departments (ED) and is an enormous burden on the NHS, which must treat th…

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Ecstasy

Class A drug in the UK – illegal to possess, give away or sell. Possession can be punished with 7 years in jail…

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