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Clinical Case 131: the Latent Lover’s Headache

Hi there.  Just back from a great break in beautiful Vanuatu.  Seriously amazing place to visit and explore.  The beauty: death ratio is in balance! I have a case for you today which has come up a few times recently.  It is certainly something that does occur in the ED, but most GPs deal with […]

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Any Place for Race on the Coalface?

Last month (Feb 25th 2016) the New England Journal of Medicine published this editorial “Perspective” titled: “Dealing with Racist Patients.” In the article the authors – Drs Kimani,  Alexander K. Smith, Bernard Lo  and Alicia Fernández present this case vignette: A 77-year-old white man with heart failure arrives in the emergency department of an urban hospital […]

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No Xray, No Problem: the evidence

So in case you missed #SMACC in Chicago – I was lucky enough to be able to talk about one of my greatest passions – bedside Ultrasound. The talk was a bit of the evangelical side – the goal being to try and make the audience think about how we image patients. I wanted to […]

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Clinical Case 125: Tricky Trauma Tachy

Hello team, I have a really special treat for you all. Drum roll…..  A brand new guest contributor here on the Broome Docs blog! Today’s case comes from one of my favourite FOAM folk – Dr Victoria Stephen.  In case you have not met or followed Tori  – stop what you are doing and jump […]

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Clinical Case 123: How we do SVT Better

This case is inspired by a recent Twitter chat involving Seth Trueger, Chris Hicks, myself and the eternal opposition -Dr le Cong. There were others involved – thanks for joining the conversation to prove Minh wrong 🙂 So here is the case: Barry is a 27 yo bloke who has never had a sick day […]