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Renal Colic Scans with Dr Adrian Goudie

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Patients presenting to the GP or ED with flank pain, colicky pain or pain with haematuria are pretty common.  We know that a lot of these folk will turn out to have the dreaded kidney stones.  We all have our own ways of deciding how to treat these patients.  You may be aware that in […]

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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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Lung Ultrasound with Dr. Kylie Baker

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For about a year now I have been spending time “working” for the Ultrasound Leadership Academy – run by the team from the Ultrasound podcast.  It is really cool to be able to chat with enthusiastic US learners all over the globe about the clinical coal-face of US in medicine.  One question I get asked […]

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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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The 7 Laws of Diagnostics

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March 6th 2014 is Change Day in Australia.  Change Day  is a movement promoted by individuals working within the health system. It is all about each of us Making a Pledge to do one thing (or many things) to improve the health and wellbeing of others. What pledge can you make to improve patient, client and consumer […]