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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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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Urinary Tract Infections in Children

This session looks at the techniques available to collect urine samples from children in an emergency department. It discusses the evidence basis and the relative merits of each technique…

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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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