Archives for September 2012

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Clinical case 067: awake intubation procrastination.

Had an interesting case this week. A middle-aged woman who had developed a slowly growing submandibular swelling over a week and was now not r esponding to intravenous ABs. US revealed an abscess in her salivary gland, no obvious stone. So I was asked to see her for pre-anesthetic assessment, with a view to draining […]

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Clinical Case 066: Things that go Bump in the Night

OK readers.  It has been a while since I gave you all the chance to cover yourselves in glory and show off your super-generalist diagnostic skills.  So todays case is a clinical quiz  – as always the prize is…. love and respect, and I will buy you a mango beer if you ever make it […]

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PHARM Podcast: the 4 Resusciteers

Had a great day doing all sorts of teaching, clinical conundrums and great medicine.  Started with septic joints, gout and pus, ended with a DC cardioversion and more pus! Highlight of the day though was a chat I had over the ether with 3 other Australian Docs: Minh le Cong (PHARM), Michelle Johnson (LITFL) and […]

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Spinal injury sequelae

I have seen a run of nasty spinal injuries recently. This has gotten me thinking about the management of the things that go wrong after a serious spinal injury. SO I thought I would pick a few “spinal conundrums” and look at the current best practice, throw it open to you all and get advice from […]