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Clinical Case 141: Saturnine Palsy

I know – it is supposed to be a Saturday night palsy, but as you know patients rarely bother to read the textbook before injuring themselves or falling victim to circumstance. I was working on a Monday recently, which is weird as I try to avoid Mondays.  A 23 year old woman presented to ED with […]

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Stump the Chumps International on IM Reasoning

I am a big fan of the IM Reasoning podcast by Art and Nick from Auckland.   So I got in touch with the fellows and offered a case for their excellent ” Stump the Chumps” series  It is all about diagnostic reasoning- allowing the listener to hear the inner workings of the mind s […]

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Stats, CRP and Sick Kids

So I have been having a particularly nerdy week. After the recent review of the point-of-care CRP paper I got to thinking.  We all seem to have an opinion about CRP based on what we think we know – but I think most of us have a pretty shady understanding of the true diagnostic characteristics […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Anand Swaminathan

Welcome back. Another week and another Lesson from one of FOAMed’s finest minds.  Dr Anand Swaminathan is a leader of ED education and has been instrumental in bringing a lot of excellent resources to us over the years.  I was very privileged to be able to invite him on the podcast to share a case […]

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Clinical Case 133: POCUS Perils [and the Debiasing Dance]

I am a mad point-of-care ultrasound [POCUS] fan.  I scan pretty much every patient that I can.  I do this to sharpen my diagnostic skills, practice and to explore new utilities of the humble ultrasound.  However, as my POCUS practice has matured and I have made countless errors; I am learning very slowly to do […]