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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 […]

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Prostate Cancer 2017: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

  If you follow this blog far enough back you will read early rumblings about the futility of prostate cancer screening.  The last ten years has seen a “slow growth” of international guidelines stating that this is something that we probably should NOT be doing… and yet, it remains one of the most common screening […]

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January 2017 First10EM Journal Club

Greetings fellow EBM nerds of a feather! Its the the end of the month already which means that it’s time to review all the interesting  papers that Justin has found on his night table in his cold, Toronto apartment. This month is we do are covering othopaedics, zipper injuries, anxious chest pain patients and a whole […]

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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 […]