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Clinical Case 112: Pulled Elbow Tricks

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Your next patient is 2 year old Sadie.  She has presented to the ED with a very guilty looking father.  He says that he was “watching the kids” whilst his wife went to the store.  They were playing in the back yard when thing got a little crazy and he attempted a complete 360 vertical […]

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Clinical Case 111: Toddler’s Tibia Tale

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Another quick ultrasound case. I usually work nights and weekends – and that means that we have no onsite Xray services.  Hence there is always a reason to use ultrasound to enhance our diagnostics!  In fact if you are coming to SMACC Chicago in June this year – you can hear me prattle on about […]

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Strept throat: Global Paeds Hangout

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After the post on Strept throat, Swabbing and Such last week – I have recorded a longish podcast with a gang of international PAeds FOAM crew: Drs Damian Roland,  Seth Trueger and Melanie Thompson.  They joined me for a chat about all things to do with pharyngitis in kids – the diagnosis, the work up, […]

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On Sick Kids, Sore Throats, Swabs and Such

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Dear Fellow Doctors, I would like to take a moment of your time to discuss a point of medical practice which seems to remain controversial despite it being really common and a well-researched problem.  I would like to tell you about the modern management of the humble throat infection.  Yes, it is a really common, dare […]

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Relative Absolute Risk – the discussion

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This is a follow up discussion on the recent post on risk – its two flavours being “relative” and “absolute”. This is a quick look at the basics of describing risk and how it can lead one astray! Lets start by looking at how “relative risk” can be used to sell stuff – newspapers, health […]