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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 […]

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Clinical Case 104: FAST Thinking

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This is a trauma case.  I want to use this case to illustrate something about the way we think about trauma when it comes to making calls using ultrasound – specifically the FAST exam.  FAST exams are ubiquitous in modern ED practice – but if executed and interpreted poorly – they are potentially a source […]

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Quantum Quandaries, Diagnostic Decoherence and Probabilisticians

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So I imagine you have just read the title of this post and thought – “Casey has finally lost it!” – or something to that effect…. Diagnostic Decoherence – it sounds like the title of an obscure SMACC lecture. So what am I rambling on about – what is this concept? Where does it come […]

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Clinical Case 103: Midnight MacGyver Medicine

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This is an exercise in medical minimalism.  I am going to throw you a case and a set of resources – you need to say how you would manage it.  I am going to release my strategy in a few days.  So here we go – here is the case… Firstly, a little bit of […]

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The Schizophrenic Mind of a Part-time Resuscitationist

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OK a quick Broome pearl tonight Scott Weingart just posted a really thought-provoking podcast on Errors of Omission vs Commission So I have put up a quick podcast to outline my thoughts about the case and the problem I see with errors involving inappropriate medicine in the ED. Please leave your thoughts on Scotts blog […]