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Pneumonia Ultrasound Diagnostic Strategy

In June I will be travelling to the Emerald Isle to attend and learn at the SMACC Conference in Dublin.  One of my jobs whilst I am there is to help out on the SMACC Mini workshop – I will be talking about using lung US to diagnose paediatric pneumonia.  Clearly, I am a self-confessed […]

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Clinical Case 127: What’s in a Spew?

Hi all, Here is a classic case from the Broome Docs Archive. I will give you the story and the exam and you can let me know what you think is going on, what you would do next and how. Your patient is Tristan – he is a 2 week old (yes, 14 days out) […]

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Antibiotic Awareness Week: What’s your spiel?

Welcome back!  It is ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK here in Australia. The slogan I have been pushing with my trainees is: “Take time to have the chat, Don’t just write the script.” Of course, that “chat” can turn nasty!  We have trained generations of families to expect, crave and depend upon the magical pills to cure […]

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Clinical Case 121: Supracondylar Sono Subtlety

Another quick case from the Paeds files… Simple story – 5 year old boy playing with his 6 year old sister on bunk beds.  Mum heard a thud then a scream and found him on the floor – he has fallen about 1 metre onto his outstretched arm.  No other injury seen. On arrival to […]

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PEMLit Review: Ultrasound for bronchiolitis?

Hi Broome Dockers I started following and reading the PEMLit blog a while ago and have found it a really useful tool for staying abreast of all the latest from the Paeds ED and hospital literature.  You should definitely check it out.  Anyway, since I am always banging on about all things ultrasound and chests […]