Archives for May 2011

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Are you confused about confusion? Well, Dr Steve is delirious about delirium!

This is my first “Ask the Expert” section  – where I ask the smartest people I know about a topic that I find tricky. My guest this post is Dr Stephen Ford, Consultant Psychiatrist, and keen worm-farmer.  Steve gets very excited about neural pathways and lesions in old people.  And don’t get him started on […]

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Clinical Case 010: Heartattack and Vine

Thanks to Susanna, Med. Student, for this case and clinical question. “57 year old male presents, cold and sweaty, with central crushing chest pain radiating to left jaw and shoulder. Only risk factors were being male, aboriginal and a smoker. The value of “risk factors” in diagnosing ACS”? Interestingly enough the data from Han et […]

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Clinical Case 009: Thor-racic Trauma

This is one of the freakiest cases I have ever seen, and it all happened exactly as below I swear.  Apologies for the apalling pun in the title, but it is so rare that I get the chance to combine Nordic mythology with trauma blogging – just had to do it… Fit, healthy 25 yo […]

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Clinical case 008: Paediatric Pain in the legs

5 year old girl presents with mum to the ED with a 3 day history of “pain in the legs”.  Initially thought it was due to her newly acquired zeal for hip-hop dance, however it is getting worse despite rest…  No relief from ibuprofen, pain is not well localised but quite symmetrical in both thighs […]

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Promo: Ultrasound Village Course

If you are interested in learning how to use US in your clinical practice then I recommend the US Village course.  They are running a 3 day course in Broome this August – so you can come and learn, sit on the beach, ride a camel and meet me if you get bored. Check out […]