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Possible Pyloric Stenosis

If you work in a kids ED then you probably see babies who are tagged as “possible PS” when they present with large volume vomiting.  Pyloric stenosis is not a rare disease, yet it is much less common than the alternative diagnoses that present in small babies with vomiting… UTI, gastroenteritis, sepsis, reflux / overfeeding, […]

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Probing Paediatric Pneumonia with Dr O’Brien and Lissaman

Drs Adam O’Brien and Claire Lissaman are the authors of a new study looking at the diagnostic characteristics of lung US for Paediatric pneumonia. The study was entitled: Lissaman et al Prospective observational study of point-of-care ultrasound for diagnosing pneumonia  in Archives of Diseases in Childhood  July 2018 [full text PDF] In this interview we talk about the study and how […]

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eFAST for Pneumothorax

This is a bit of a rant about a few things that I am interested in lately. I was watching the FOAMed feed on Twitter the other day when I saw a paper mentioned by Dr Jonathan Henry ( @EmergencyEcho ).  Thanks for the post pub, peer review. Here was the tweet that caught my […]

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Stump the Chumps International on IM Reasoning

I am a big fan of the IM Reasoning podcast by Art and Nick from Auckland.   So I got in touch with the fellows and offered a case for their excellent ” Stump the Chumps” series  It is all about diagnostic reasoning- allowing the listener to hear the inner workings of the mind s […]

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Clinical Case 140: Rapid POCUS Diagnosis

A quick case from the Broome vault… This case really shows how we can use bedside POCUS to make really important diagnoses in rapid time.  Sometimes the fact that “traditional tests” are not available forces me to use POCUS as a “Substitute” which works out really well! If you are a POCUS junky or want […]