Archives for September 2011

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Clinical Case 026: Hangover Haemetemesis

10:00 AM, 33 yo man with a history of frequent binge-drinking presents to ED by ambulance after his flat mate found him spewing up blood in the bathroom.  The two had been on a big night out, about a carton each (normal for Broome).  Had a late night kebab and retired around 3 AM.  The […]

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Life in Broome is sweet, a bit too sweet.

Broome is one of the centres of Aboriginal Health care in Australia.  One of the biggest disease burdens in the Aboriginal population is type 2 diabetes.  The stats are scary, and the complications of this potentially managable disease are rife in our community.  From preventable blindness to end-stage diabetic nephropathy – this is a crippling […]

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Clinical case 025: Neonatal Nasty

I decided to post this case because (1) it pushed the limits of my practice as a generalist, (2) I encountered a problem I had not seen before (required some thinking under pressure at 3 AM) and (3) we had a win – not the usual for my Obstetric postings. We induced a primigravida overnight […]

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Dr Le Cong – the Medical Blogshere’s most promiscuous lecturer

Dr Minh Le Cong (RFDS) is possibly the most promiscuous blogshere lecturer out there – he pops up on all the best sites! After playing the field at Emcrit and LITFL, he is back on Broome Docs this week covering our favourite topic – Psych sedation and retrieval.  This is his presentation to the Australian […]