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Funeral Falldown

So here is a quick case for the sake of looking at a new paper in context. Mrs B is a 65 year old woman who has been brought in by ambulance from the local funeral home… no she is not dead. She was just at the home to view the cremation of her sister […]

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Clinical Case 146: Heady Heart

Welcome back to the first Clinical Case for 2019. I have been having a great break over the summer doing a bit of travel and spending a lot of time in the ocean. For a look at my latest photographic adventures check out the pics here The case today starts in a small community clinic […]

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First10EM Journal Club: December 2018

The year is drawing to a close and we have just one more chance to learn from my very wise, ex-Canadian friend Dr Justin Morgenstern.  In this month’s episode, Justin and I discuss a bunch of papers.  Topics include: Paediatric plastic poop OOHCA Airway options Weingart’s suction failure Cricoid pressure is not-non-inferior to nothing a […]

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Paracetamol PR for Febrile Seizures?

Today I am reviewing a paper from the Paediatric literature that has created a small stir.  Ever since I trained we have managed simple, febrile seizures with no active intervention other than symptom relief and watchfulness.  The Paediatric party-line, based on some data, is that using anti-pyretic medications will not change the prognosis or rate of […]

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First10EM Journal Club: October 2018

Welcome back.  It has been a long time between drinks as I have been away on long-service leave and enjoying life outside of Medicine. If you want to see a bit of my “work” that involves cameras and animals then please check out my other site: CaseyParker.org  for a taste of the artistic side.  I […]