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Clinical Case 138: the Possibly Paraletic Paedestrian

This is a bit of Medical MacGyverism that I have tried in the past and failed, but got right recently. Here is the case – could be any day in our shop… The ambulance have arrived in ED with a young man who was “found down” on the sidewalk with no witnesses to the preceding […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Victoria Stephen

If you enjoyed reading Clinical Case 137 – then you will love this podcast.  That case contained a number of pearls that will be repeated here… This episode of Lessons Hard Learned comes from Johannesburg in South Africa – I am joined by Dr Tori Stephen to discuss a tough trauma case and some pearls […]

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Clinical Case 137: It’s the quiet ones…

Another case from the Broomedocs archives.  This is a pretty simple case that contains a few good lessons. Our patient is a 30 year old woman called Bessy who has been in a long term abusive relationship.  She has a long history of injuries including ulna fractures, facial fractures and burns to her skin.  Sadly this […]

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SMACCDUB: Bayes 2016 – A Diagnostic Odyssey

At the last SMACC outing in Dublin I gave this talk about Bayes’ theorem in medicine.  The challenge was to try and show how we can use this elegant idea in our day-to-day work. Today the audio version has been released on the SMACC podcast for all to hear.  It is a somewhat technical talk […]

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Clinical Case 136: the Diagnosis and Discussion

Last week I posted Clinical Case 136: A Maternity Mystery If you have not had a read – then please go back and ponder the scenario before reading the rest of this post. If you have been following along on the comments or social media then you will know that this is a tragic case. […]