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Clinical Case 108: Planes, Drains and Pneumothoraces

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Another case inspired by a Twitter debate today. A Tweet Case was put forward by @FlyingDrBen  (Ben Darwent) who is based in Perth WA – home of LITFL. My friends Minh le Cong, Karim Brohi and Tim Leeuwenburg started a discussion around the case.  Fair to say it got way too big for twitter!  So […]

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Clinical Case 104: FAST Thinking

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This is a trauma case.  I want to use this case to illustrate something about the way we think about trauma when it comes to making calls using ultrasound – specifically the FAST exam.  FAST exams are ubiquitous in modern ED practice – but if executed and interpreted poorly – they are potentially a source […]

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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 […]