Posts Tagged ‘General medicine’

Acute hospital care teeters on brink of collapse

Acute hospital services are buckling under the pressure of increasing emergency admissions and the complex needs of an ageing population, warns a new repor...

Who treats the old lady with multiple pathologies?

"Is there any blood anywhere?" drawled the person at the other end of the phone at 2 in the morning. "Sorry, what blood?" asked I - a second year SpR at t...

Physicians see unpaid work hours increase

Consultant physicians are increasingly working above and beyond their contracted hours, a census reveals. The study, by the Royal College of Physicians,...

How can we meet the demand for medical generalism?

The career aspiration of most young doctors is to become a specialist. From the day they walk into medical school they are largely taught by consultants w...

General medicine: Unapproved use of quinine sulfate gets FDA warning

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that off-label use of the malaria drug quinine sulfate to treat night time leg cramps causes...