Archives for February 2013

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Headache headaches! A podcast from the PHARM

Hi all I got involved in a twitter debate about the work up of headaches in ED, why is it that GP “miss” serious intracranial pathology from time to time and what is the current ‘best practice’ when it comes to the acute headache. There have been some really big, game-changing papers out in the […]

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Broome Docs Podcast: the “difficult historian” rant

OK, welcome back to the podcast. Apologies but this one is a bit of a disgruntled grumble about a few things that really annoy me in modern medicine. I have just met my new cohort of JMOs, students and trainees and they seem like a really smart bunch.  So I thought I would put this […]

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Ultrasound tip: multi-beam ON / OFF

G’day, here’s a quick tip from one serious ultrasound enthusiast to you all. I have learned this by hard trial and error, it is one of those simple tricks which I probably should have learned early on in my US training, but missed.  Of course, I had a fool for a teacher! So I am […]

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Clinical Case 080: Head scratching diagnosis from the bush

  This case comes from Dr Cathy Harris – a former Broome Doc, now living in Gunnedah NSW.  Cathy describes a great case in which the common traps of diagnostic momentum, bias and back-to-front reasoning come into play.  Here is the case as it played out: I am handed the triage note of a 39 year old […]

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Clinical Case 079: Is it Pyloric stenosis?

Picking the baby with pyloric stenosis from all the refluxing, positing and normal kids can be tricky.  In GP land this is a really common presentation: a new mum with a kid who “spews” after feeding.  We know that the vast majority of these kids will have no pathology, but you really don’t want to […]