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Clinical Case 096: Abdominal Ambiguity

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Gday. Another quick case from the surgical files!  This is a diagnostic case that plays out intra-operatively. Put your thinking caps on – when does your “penny drop”? This is probably more for the Anaesthesia types, but there is plenty in here for the ED docs and even surgeons out there.  Here we go: 46 […]

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Clinical Case 095: Smashmouth vs. Surgeon

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Gday, it has been a few weeks since the last clinical case.  Today I have a rural trauma case with a twist.  I have been doing a lot of pondering around logistic and practical matters with regards to managing trauma in a smaller hospital.  I keep getting stuck on a few points – so I […]

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Clinical Case 094: Little one in big trouble

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Todays case is a Paediatric peril. Just for fun I thought I might run this case backwards.  Start with where we end up and how we got there.  You can tell me how you would have done the middle bit. So here is a shot from the monitor about 20 minutes after intubation. Not the […]

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Clinical Case 093: Jaw fractures made easy

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This case was inspired by Dr Anand Swaminathan out of New York.  Anand recently uploaded a JAMIT video tutorial on the “tongue-blade test” for mandible fractures. In case you have never heard of this or never actually tried it – check out the video here first.  A cool 1-minute demo and discussion.  From the twitter comments […]

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Clinical Case 092: Shoulder Shrugging

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It is the end of September.  In Australia that means Grand Final season all over the country – the amateur players of all sorts of football codes are not holding back – this is the business end of the season, the time where caution is thrown to the wind and passions are high….  as is […]