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Clinical Case 101: Going Glass Hunting

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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 […]

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Clinical Case 100: Back to the Future

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Whooo hooo! Here we go – Broome Docs is bringing up the century of Clinical Cases. I thought that for the big 100 we would go back to the beginning – back to Case 001.  It was the first post on the blog – it was a multi trauma case – a lady hit by a […]

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Clinical Case 099: To Lose One’s Marbles

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A quick clinical case this week – it is a classical problem with kids – the airway foreign body.  I know there are a few ways to skin the proverbial cat – so I want to hear your approach. The setting is a small ED, no specialists – just the trusty old GP generalist plugging […]

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Clinical Case 098: the Falling Soldier

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A 26 yo American backpacker presents to the triage of your small hospital ED complaining of palpitations. He is traveling the globe after serving 2 tours of duty in Iraq and being discharged from the US Army. He is a bit reluctant to attend as he hasn’t much cash flow and is expecting he will […]

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Clinical Case 097: Paediatric Short case

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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 […]