Last updated: Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms
on June 09, 2015

"You do not always have to 'do something''. One of a physician's most important skills is observation. That is OK. This 17th-century drawing is called 'The operator excises the breast with the tenaculum helvetianum'."

Or, as the Roman poet, Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC 17 or 18 AD), known as Ovid, put it: 'Time is the best doctor'

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Welcome to Acute Med

This is a website about acute medicine. It describes the care of many acute medical emergencies. Acute medicine concerns the first 24-48h of a patients admission with an acute medical problem

The website is primarily designed for junior hospital doctors (and medical students) working in acute, general and emergency medicine. But family practioners, nurses and others may find it useful too. It is written by a group of UK consultants, with the help of junior doctors and nurses. All practice and enjoy acute care. It is an on-going project

If you search on ‘acutemed’ then the common abbreviation of the disease you are looking for, you may get to it quicker: eg, ‘acutemed acs’

This website is not a substitute for a detailed clinical assessment, involving history, examination and investigation. Your patient may be different from the cases described within. If in doubt, ask

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