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PRODUCT PROMOTION: The DOG(MA) Collar

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As the editor of a FOAM blog I am frequently asked to promote commercial products or pharmaceutical agents by sales reps. Obviously this is contrary to the spirit of FOAM.  There is a general agreement amongst the community to ignore these promotions… However I have recently been sent a promotion for a revolutionary new product […]

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Clinical Case 100: Back to the Future

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Whooo hooo! Here we go – Broome Docs is bringing up the century of Clinical Cases. I thought that for the big 100 we would go back to the beginning – back to Case 001.  It was the first post on the blog – it was a multi trauma case – a lady hit by a […]

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Clinical Case 095: Smashmouth vs. Surgeon

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Gday, it has been a few weeks since the last clinical case.  Today I have a rural trauma case with a twist.  I have been doing a lot of pondering around logistic and practical matters with regards to managing trauma in a smaller hospital.  I keep getting stuck on a few points – so I […]

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Clinical Case 093: Jaw fractures made easy

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This case was inspired by Dr Anand Swaminathan out of New York.  Anand recently uploaded a JAMIT video tutorial on the “tongue-blade test” for mandible fractures. In case you have never heard of this or never actually tried it – check out the video here first.  A cool 1-minute demo and discussion.  From the twitter comments […]

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Clinical Case 092: Shoulder Shrugging

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It is the end of September.  In Australia that means Grand Final season all over the country – the amateur players of all sorts of football codes are not holding back – this is the business end of the season, the time where caution is thrown to the wind and passions are high….  as is […]