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Clinical Case 109: Eyes, Air and Ultrasound

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A quick case that shows how we can use ultrasound in clinical assessment of eyes and why US makes me look like a better doctor. 30 year old woman – was punched in the face 3 days ago at a disco.  She sustained a small laceration over the inferior orbital rim – but went on […]

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Clinical Case 108: Planes, Drains and Pneumothoraces

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Another case inspired by a Twitter debate today. A Tweet Case was put forward by @FlyingDrBen  (Ben Darwent) who is based in Perth WA – home of LITFL. My friends Minh le Cong, Karim Brohi and Tim Leeuwenburg started a discussion around the case.  Fair to say it got way too big for twitter!  So […]

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Clinical Case 107: Subarach Sans Scan

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This case is inspired by a Twitter conversation started by Dr Brent May ( @DocBrent ) – he is an Anaesthetist and motorsport doc in Australia. Brent asked the simple question: “SAH Q – no CT available. What is the “usefulness” of RBC count on LP? Lab “unable to do xanthochromia”.  This is a real […]

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Clinical Case 106: The mysterious Pink Lady

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Time for another quick clinical case Your next patient is Joan – a semi-regular attender to your family practice. Joan is a 67 yo woman who is usually reasonably well.  She works as a book keeper in a small business. She has been troubled by some gastro-oesophaeal reflux symptoms over the last few years and […]

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Clinical Case 105: Headache Take 5

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Ok Neuro nerds…  here’s a quick case to test your diagnostic skills.  It is one of those common scenarios we see. 35 year old man presents for the 5th day in a row complaining of the same headache he came in with on the 1st day! He is usually fit and well, but has been […]