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Clinical Case 103: Midnight MacGyver Medicine

This is an exercise in medical minimalism.  I am going to throw you a case and a set of resources – you need to say how you would manage it.  I am going to release my strategy in a few days.  So here we go – here is the case… Firstly, a little bit of […]

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Optic nerve sheath diameter: window to the soul?

Almost exactly 3 years ago I posted an article looking at the utility of ultrasonographic Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter measurement to assess patients for raised intracranial pressure.  That post is here The idea is sound, the optic nerve sheath is an extension of the subarachnoid space – so if ICP goes up it should expand […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Ultrasound Lessons with Dr Matt Dawson

Alrighty then – we are back with another “lessons hard learned” episode. Have been crazy busy this week getting ready for ACEM’s Winter symposium here in Broome.  Will be great to have all those folk up here and learning in our backyard.  Highlight will be meeting Dr David Newman of SMART EM fame. This episode […]

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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 […]