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Clinical Case 100: Back to the Future

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Whooo hooo! Here we go – Broome Docs is bringing up the century of Clinical Cases. I thought that for the big 100 we would go back to the beginning – back to Case 001.  It was the first post on the blog – it was a multi trauma case – a lady hit by a […]

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Clinical Case 096: Abdominal Ambiguity

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Gday. Another quick case from the surgical files!  This is a diagnostic case that plays out intra-operatively. Put your thinking caps on – when does your “penny drop”? This is probably more for the Anaesthesia types, but there is plenty in here for the ED docs and even surgeons out there.  Here we go: 46 […]

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Clinical Case 095: Smashmouth vs. Surgeon

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Gday, it has been a few weeks since the last clinical case.  Today I have a rural trauma case with a twist.  I have been doing a lot of pondering around logistic and practical matters with regards to managing trauma in a smaller hospital.  I keep getting stuck on a few points – so I […]

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Clinical Case 092: Shoulder Shrugging

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It is the end of September.  In Australia that means Grand Final season all over the country – the amateur players of all sorts of football codes are not holding back – this is the business end of the season, the time where caution is thrown to the wind and passions are high….  as is […]

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Clinical Case 091: A Pessimists Guide to Trauma

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Had a tough trauma case the other day.  Not tough as in: “dying quickly” kind.  But tough as in the decision points were not clear, the findings a little equivocal and there were plenty of diagnostic biases and errors available for me to commit. I have a tendency towards pessimism in my practice – it […]