Archives for May 2012


Clinical Case 051: Cardiac conundrum

This week’s case is “chest pain” in a relatively young man. I am going to make it tricky by giving you info bit by bit – see if you smart buggers can work it out. Step 1 – here is the initial ECG.  2 hours of central chest pain.  What is happening?  what are you […]


Medical Myths: Fever = blood cultures now!

When I was an intern in a big old hospital one of the tasks we did was taking blood cultures off of patients who spiked fevers on the wards.  In fact thinking back on it, I think I was taking cultures to appease the senior ward nurses and not really stopping to think about the […]