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Clinical Case 109: Eyes, Air and Ultrasound

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A quick case that shows how we can use ultrasound in clinical assessment of eyes and why US makes me look like a better doctor. 30 year old woman – was punched in the face 3 days ago at a disco.  She sustained a small laceration over the inferior orbital rim – but went on […]

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Clinical Case 105: Headache Take 5

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Ok Neuro nerds…  here’s a quick case to test your diagnostic skills.  It is one of those common scenarios we see. 35 year old man presents for the 5th day in a row complaining of the same headache he came in with on the 1st day! He is usually fit and well, but has been […]

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The Schizophrenic Mind of a Part-time Resuscitationist

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OK a quick Broome pearl tonight Scott Weingart just posted a really thought-provoking podcast on Errors of Omission vs Commission So I have put up a quick podcast to outline my thoughts about the case and the problem I see with errors involving inappropriate medicine in the ED. Please leave your thoughts on Scotts blog […]

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Optic nerve sheath diameter: window to the soul?

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Almost exactly 3 years ago I posted an article looking at the utility of ultrasonographic Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter measurement to assess patients for raised intracranial pressure.  That post is here The idea is sound, the optic nerve sheath is an extension of the subarachnoid space – so if ICP goes up it should expand […]

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Paeds Fever Hangout: temps, teething and tots

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Gday, really excited to be able to bring you this latest podcast. A few weeks ago my local Paediatric partner-in-crime; Dr Mel Thompson and I got chatting about fever, teething and other potential errors, biases and pitfalls of Paediatrics. This spilled over onto the Twitter feed – resulting in a brief discussion of Paeds fever.  […]