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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. […]

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Clinical Case 110: Sepsis, Scans and Surgeons

Here is a case that may keep you guessing.  One for the US nerds.  Here we go: 25 year old tourist – visiting the town, she has been backpacking for 6 months and the history is a little vague… but basically she thinks she may have had a miscarriage about 5 months ago. She had […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Domhnall Brannigan

After a bit of a break – the Lessons Hard Learned series is back. Today I am chatting with Dr Domhnall Brannigan from Tasmania / Ireland.  He tells me about a really sad case he saw and we discuss the biases we all carry in medicine, communication and some Resus stuff you won’t read in […]

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First Trimester Bleeding with Dr Matt Dawson

Gday I have got a special treat for you today.  As a final hurrah in Gynae month I have saved the best for last.  Dr Matt Dawson of the UltrasoundPodcast [the slower talkin’ one with the carefully-styled hair] has been good enough to share his diagnostic algorithm, US pearls and silky smooth tones.  We recorded […]

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Big Belly Baby Bleed – managing late-term Obstetric bleeding

It is ladies month here still – and today we are going to get into one of the the big Emergency scenarios of Women’s health.  Imagine this: Its a quiet night shift – you are contemplating a third cuppa when the triage nurse rolls in with a young woman on a wheelchair. Your powers of […]