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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 […]

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ConSEPT Trial: Phenytoin vs. Levetiracetam in Status Epilepsy

Hi All, Just got home from the excellent, engaging and enjoyable experience that was Don’t Forget the Bubbles 2018. It was really a fun event and the vibe was very relaxed.  There was a lot of “soft stuff” with patients, families and advocates talking to the clinicians.  However, there was also a good measure of […]

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Clinical Case 141: Saturnine Palsy

I know – it is supposed to be a Saturday night palsy, but as you know patients rarely bother to read the textbook before injuring themselves or falling victim to circumstance. I was working on a Monday recently, which is weird as I try to avoid Mondays.  A 23 year old woman presented to ED with […]

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Clinical Case 134: Frequent Fitter Farmacology

Larry is a 45 year old man who is well known to your ED.  He is a frequent flyer [see podcast with Dr Seth Trueger] and attends most weeks after having a seizure in public somewhere. Larry has a background of a traumatic brain injury with a subdural haemorrhage 20 years ago.  This has left […]

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Clinical Case 105: Headache Take 5

Ok Neuro nerds…  here’s a quick case to test your diagnostic skills.  It is one of those common scenarios we see. 35 year old man presents for the 5th day in a row complaining of the same headache he came in with on the 1st day! He is usually fit and well, but has been […]