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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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eFAST for Pneumothorax

This is a bit of a rant about a few things that I am interested in lately. I was watching the FOAMed feed on Twitter the other day when I saw a paper mentioned by Dr Jonathan Henry ( @EmergencyEcho ).  Thanks for the post pub, peer review. Here was the tweet that caught my […]

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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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Clinical Case 140: Rapid POCUS Diagnosis

A quick case from the Broome vault… This case really shows how we can use bedside POCUS to make really important diagnoses in rapid time.  Sometimes the fact that “traditional tests” are not available forces me to use POCUS as a “Substitute” which works out really well! If you are a POCUS junky or want […]

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Bronchiolitis 2017: Winter is Coming

The bronchiolitis season is here! Well it is in Broome anyway.  Winter in the southern hemisphere is on the way and we are all ready for the coughing, coryzal, crackly chickens that will crowd into our cubicles soon.  Bronchiolitis is the bread ‘n butter of Paeds Emergency care – this is something we need to […]