Archives for April 2014

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Clinical Case 102: Found down, Fluid please

Ok a quick case from the Kimberley.  It has been a while since I have done a quiz – so here we go!! This one is for the metabolic geeks out there.  Here is your chance to win the love and respect of your peers Imagine you are in a remote health clinic. 2 hours […]

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O.A.S.I.S. : Optimal Airway Strategy In Situation

So you might have noticed a bit of banter in the community about airway management in the last few weeks!  What’s new? [ I usually try to stay out of the airway stuff – as there are many brighter and more expert “airway bloggers” out there. ] A lot of debate about cricoid pressure and […]

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FOAM4GP: The debates begin

This is just a quick post for anyone out there who might be interested in the new debate series that we have started over on the FOAM4GP blog & podcast. The idea is to share pearls, evidence and information on common, controversial and difficult topics in Medicine through the medium of debate. It is edutainment […]

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PRODUCT PROMOTION: The DOG(MA) Collar

As the editor of a FOAM blog I am frequently asked to promote commercial products or pharmaceutical agents by sales reps. Obviously this is contrary to the spirit of FOAM.  There is a general agreement amongst the community to ignore these promotions… However I have recently been sent a promotion for a revolutionary new product […]

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Clinical Case 101: Going Glass Hunting

Broome is a fun place – it is always warm, the locals are nearly pathologically “laid back”.  Shoes are worn by fewer than 50 % of the populace!  This creates a few common ED scenarios.  Foot infections and injuries are common – especially the “glass foreign body in foot” scenario. Now – I remember when […]