Archives for December 2013

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Clinical Case 097: Paediatric Short case

Ok a quick case from the Paedtric portfolio. Kathleen is a 13 yo young lady – she presents to the ED with her Mum.  She is a petite girl wearing a fluorescent leotard and supporting a sore wrist.  The triage note states: “Gymnastics injury ? # distal radius” She sure is tender over the dorsal […]

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2013 – The FOAM Family Fruits

Well another year is coming to an end. Yet another lap around the Sun arbitrarily “completed”.  It is that time of year that we pause to reflect upon the last 12 lunar cycles and what has happened between. So now it is Christmas season – a time for giving. However, if you are a FOAMite […]

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Clinical Case 096: Abdominal Ambiguity

Gday. Another quick case from the surgical files!  This is a diagnostic case that plays out intra-operatively. Put your thinking caps on – when does your “penny drop”? This is probably more for the Anaesthesia types, but there is plenty in here for the ED docs and even surgeons out there.  Here we go: 46 […]

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Clinical Case 095: Smashmouth vs. Surgeon

Gday, it has been a few weeks since the last clinical case.  Today I have a rural trauma case with a twist.  I have been doing a lot of pondering around logistic and practical matters with regards to managing trauma in a smaller hospital.  I keep getting stuck on a few points – so I […]

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Vitamin D with Dr Robin Park

This is a cross post from the FOAM4GP website. The new blog / podcast is aimed at trainees and practicing primary care docs, GPs, students and anyone with an interest in preventative care and evidence based medicine. Dr Robin Park has been producing a series of really cool, concise and entertaining dives into the evidence […]