post

Letter to my Registrars: On statins and stuff

Screen Shot 2013-11-04 at 2.49.15 pm

Last week in Australia – a 2 part documentary on the Catalyst program (ABC1) raised a lot of questions about the use of statins for the management of low-risk patient’s cholesterol levels.  This letter is addressed to my trainees.   Dear Registrars, By now you have probably had a few patients come through your door […]

post

Clinical Case 093: Jaw fractures made easy

jaw-fracture

This case was inspired by Dr Anand Swaminathan out of New York.  Anand recently uploaded a JAMIT video tutorial on the “tongue-blade test” for mandible fractures. In case you have never heard of this or never actually tried it – check out the video here first.  A cool 1-minute demo and discussion.  From the twitter comments […]

post

PE Prognostication (part 3): Dr Senthi Strikes Back

anand3

To CT, or not to CT: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the lungs to suffer The risks and harms of outrageous investigation Or to take up probes against DVTs of troubles, And by sonography end them? To die: to bleed; No more; and by our tweets to say we end The head-ache […]

post

PE Prognostication with Dr Anand Senthi (part 2)

anand2

Ok, its here – the second part of the PE podcast.  This is where all the new concepts are squirrelled away.  We know that our current approach to PE is imperfect and likely does harm to a good number of patients – so can we do better? Dr Anand Senthi is back to run us […]

post

PE Prognostication with Dr Anand Senthi

anand1

This is the first of a 2-part podcast, and it is long! This podcast was inspired by Dr Anand Senthi –  a Snr Registrar in Emergency Medicine in Perth, W. Australia. Anand gave an awesome and entertaining talk at the ACEM Winter Symposium in Broome back in June – and I have been wanting to […]