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Northern Nautical Nasties

This is the vodcast version of a talk I am giving at the Australian College of Dermatology meeting next week. Why am I speaking at a Derm conference? Who knows! My knowledge of skin is superficial at best…. Anyway they wanted to know about things that might kill you in Broome…  so humans aside, these […]

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eFAST for Pneumothorax

This is a bit of a rant about a few things that I am interested in lately. I was watching the FOAMed feed on Twitter the other day when I saw a paper mentioned by Dr Jonathan Henry ( @EmergencyEcho ).  Thanks for the post pub, peer review. Here was the tweet that caught my […]

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Bronchiolitis 2017: Winter is Coming

The bronchiolitis season is here! Well it is in Broome anyway.  Winter in the southern hemisphere is on the way and we are all ready for the coughing, coryzal, crackly chickens that will crowd into our cubicles soon.  Bronchiolitis is the bread ‘n butter of Paeds Emergency care – this is something we need to […]

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Prostate Cancer 2017: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

  If you follow this blog far enough back you will read early rumblings about the futility of prostate cancer screening.  The last ten years has seen a “slow growth” of international guidelines stating that this is something that we probably should NOT be doing… and yet, it remains one of the most common screening […]

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Clinical Case 138: the Possibly Paraletic Paedestrian

This is a bit of Medical MacGyverism that I have tried in the past and failed, but got right recently. Here is the case – could be any day in our shop… The ambulance have arrived in ED with a young man who was “found down” on the sidewalk with no witnesses to the preceding […]