Archives for November 2012

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Clinical Case 074: Resus a deux

This is the scariest case I have done for a while, strap yourself in it is a tough one!  Going to lay it out and let you guys tell me how you would approach it as it is one of those scenarios where there are a lot of decisions made and resources mobilised in  an instant.  Apologies to […]

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BroomeDocs Podcast 001: C-spine trauma sans CT?

This is it! The first BroomeDocs podcast. It is a new feature to the Broome Docs site and I thought I would go back and look at an old topic for my first podcast. C-spine trauma management in a small town is an area that really illustrates the type of critical decision-making rural docs are […]

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GET FOAMed: Generalist Emergency Training, free meducation

Today I “attended” the first Google Hangout session of the GET FOAMed Rural masterclass. This is a new collaboration between Drs Minh & Shelly le Cong, Tim Leeuwenberg, Michelle Johnson and myself.  We are all doctors with a passion for improving the standard or rural health, with a focus on the acute care.  The catch […]

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Clinical Case 073: Sorting out the RIF raff

This post is dedicated to Dr Andre ( @keeweedoc ) who has just divorced his appendix with the aid of a laparoscope. [why do surgeons do lap appys in fit, young men with clear diagnoses? ]  RIF in peace Andre. In my shop RIF pain is common – as it is everywhere.  The unique thing […]

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Mammography and pink cricket bats

A new review of the breast cancer screening ( mammography ) literature came out in the Lancet this week.  This is essentially an expert panel reviewing old data – nothing new.  The UK-based panel looked a the data from a number of long-running screening cohort studies and produced a set of round number estimates for the […]