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Dr Dave Forster: A tough airway made easy

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Welcome back!  Apologies for being away for a few weeks.  You may know that a large part of the FOAM community was attacked, hacked and disabled by malignant robots last month. Thanks to Dr Mike Cadogan and his band of merry men we are now back online along with other awesome sites that fell victim […]

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PODCAST: Shared decision making

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Shared decision making. This is one of the hot concepts in healthcare right now.  It is not new – but it is being embraced in many fields as a part of the trend towards more evidence-based practice and the changing culture of medicine where “doctor knows best” is no longer an acceptable platitude. If you […]

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Being A Doctor’s Doctor – Penny Wilson and Geoff Riley

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Have you ever treated a fellow doctor?  How did it feel?  Did you feel confident or intimidated? Consulting and treating our colleagues can be really tricky.  The dynamics seem a little alien, there is a huge risk of assumption leading to errors and of course there is always the nagging doubt that you may need […]

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Renal Colic Scans with Dr Adrian Goudie

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Patients presenting to the GP or ED with flank pain, colicky pain or pain with haematuria are pretty common.  We know that a lot of these folk will turn out to have the dreaded kidney stones.  We all have our own ways of deciding how to treat these patients.  You may be aware that in […]

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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 […]