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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Penny Wilson

Over the last year or so I have received quite a bit of mail / feedback asking about the “Lessons Hard Learned” series that I ran a while back on the podcast.  It was a project I really enjoyed doing, it allowed me to interrogate the minds of some super smart folk out there. So, […]

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Want to Become an Sono Star?

I have some great news for you all – well those of you who live in Australia anyway.  The use of bedside ultrasound has revolutionised the way I practice over the last 10 years.  Sonography allows us to provide faster, safer and more timely care.  This is especially true in remote and rural locations where […]

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Clinical Case 132: Parker’s Peristaltic Palsy

Another case from the archives with a fair helping of ultrasound. 59 year old man with a complex surgical history.  He had an open cholecystectomy 20 years prior complicated by CBD injury and required a Roux-en-Y & CBD re-plumbing.  He has been doing pretty well until now.  He has some chronic hypertension and COPD which […]

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PODCAST: First10 EM Papers of the Month

Welcome back – I know it has been a while… its not you, its me! I have been busy doing nothing in my annual post-SMACC holiday somewhere. Today I am happy to present a new collaboration.  The First10EM blog is an awesome resource for the time-poor clinician wanting to stay up-to-date with the literature.   Dr […]

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Hope: from Home Birth to Hospice

Home birthing and hospice care.  Birth and death, aside from taxes, the only certainties in life!  These may not seem to be related topics, but they are.  Stay with me and I shall explain. Let us start with home birth.  There has been a bit of banter in Broome and online about the modern controversy […]