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Clinical Case 111: Toddler’s Tibia Tale

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Another quick ultrasound case. I usually work nights and weekends – and that means that we have no onsite Xray services.  Hence there is always a reason to use ultrasound to enhance our diagnostics!  In fact if you are coming to SMACC Chicago in June this year – you can hear me prattle on about […]

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Clinical Case 110: Sepsis, Scans and Surgeons

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Here is a case that may keep you guessing.  One for the US nerds.  Here we go: 25 year old tourist – visiting the town, she has been backpacking for 6 months and the history is a little vague… but basically she thinks she may have had a miscarriage about 5 months ago. She had […]

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Being A Doctor’s Doctor – Penny Wilson and Geoff Riley

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Have you ever treated a fellow doctor?  How did it feel?  Did you feel confident or intimidated? Consulting and treating our colleagues can be really tricky.  The dynamics seem a little alien, there is a huge risk of assumption leading to errors and of course there is always the nagging doubt that you may need […]

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SMACC Chicago – it’s heating up

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Greetings readers I have been on a bit of R&R on the run into Xmas and trying to avoid the Internet for a few weeks! Today though I have come out of hibernation to remind you that the biggest and brightest conference is coming soon… in June 2015. That may seem like a long way […]

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The Birthday Bet

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I am working on a post about risk and decision-making and I need your help. I am trying to get a feel for the risk numeracy of the average doctor – I realise that none of my readers is “average” but please take the time to read the following scenario and give me an honest […]