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Chest Pain? HEART Score Attack

Gday, Bonjour. I have just returned to Broome after a month or so eating and drinking my way around Europe.  Heading back to work this week and I have been doing quite a bit of listening to the EM:RAP podcasts.  Long flights and waiting in airports! The one podcast that caught my eye (ears) was […]

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On Sick Kids, Sore Throats, Swabs and Such

Dear Fellow Doctors, I would like to take a moment of your time to discuss a point of medical practice which seems to remain controversial despite it being really common and a well-researched problem.  I would like to tell you about the modern management of the humble throat infection.  Yes, it is a really common, dare […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Domhnall Brannigan

After a bit of a break – the Lessons Hard Learned series is back. Today I am chatting with Dr Domhnall Brannigan from Tasmania / Ireland.  He tells me about a really sad case he saw and we discuss the biases we all carry in medicine, communication and some Resus stuff you won’t read in […]

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Clinical Case 098: the Falling Soldier

A 26 yo American backpacker presents to the triage of your small hospital ED complaining of palpitations. He is traveling the globe after serving 2 tours of duty in Iraq and being discharged from the US Army. He is a bit reluctant to attend as he hasn’t much cash flow and is expecting he will […]

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Clinical Case 086: from Hell’s heart I stab at thee

Today’s case is a tough one.  This is not a happy story, but can you make it end well? So lets lay it out and narrow it down to a few key decision points. The patient is a 35 year old woman with a long history of schizophrenia – she has suffered with persecutory, paranoid […]