Archives for May 2014

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SMACC is here

So it has been a few months since the SMACC GOLD conference on the Gold Coast – there has been a period of excitement – the build up to this moment….. The SMACC media is out – yes!  You can experience the SMACC GOLD awesomeness right at home in your cozy armchair. Roger, Oli, Chris, […]

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Optic nerve sheath diameter: window to the soul?

Almost exactly 3 years ago I posted an article looking at the utility of ultrasonographic Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter measurement to assess patients for raised intracranial pressure.  That post is here The idea is sound, the optic nerve sheath is an extension of the subarachnoid space – so if ICP goes up it should expand […]

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Medical myth : Give Max with your Morph?

Gday readers.  This post is the result of a recent Twitter discussion involving a group of FOAMites including: @EMManchester, @smotovmd, @EMS_Junkie, @ KangarooBeach, @rfdsdoc, @MDAware, @Darn_if_i_know, @OneArmWonder, @Lyall I had a very Orthopaedic weekend – footy season is back, lots of minor injuries.  And then the seasonal influx of tourists – means a lot of […]

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Paeds Fever Hangout: temps, teething and tots

Gday, really excited to be able to bring you this latest podcast. A few weeks ago my local Paediatric partner-in-crime; Dr Mel Thompson and I got chatting about fever, teething and other potential errors, biases and pitfalls of Paediatrics. This spilled over onto the Twitter feed – resulting in a brief discussion of Paeds fever.  […]

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Reader Question

Hi all Got this readers question. It’s one of those things not taught often! Are you a cardiac physicology guru. Can you answer in 100 words? Leave your explanation on the comments please Casey Here’s the Q- : Hi, I am confused by the Units we use when Defibrillating and Trans-cutaneous Pacing. When we Defibrilate […]