Carbamazepine – A Toxic Shock

A 46-year-old man is brought by ambulance to the Emergency Department. He has been drinking alcohol all afternoon and according to collateral from his wife he had taken ‘some tablets’ two hours ago.…

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A Shocking Knee

A 73-year-old man presented to the ED with a 36hr history of atraumatic right knee pain and a 24hr history of diarrhoea and feeling generally unwell…

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The Crown

A 38-year-old male presents with a continuous cough, shortness of breath and fevers. Over the past 2 days he has had intense generalised muscle aches, fatigue, loss of taste and smell and a reduced ap…

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Intracranial Infections

Intracranial infections (also called central nervous system infections or CNS infections) are relatively rare, but form a very important differential diagnosis in the unwell patient…

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Fishing for a diagnosis

A keen fisherman attends following a flu-like illness. He has a small head wound and is now jaundiced. One sign brings it all together, can you spot it?…

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January 2020

The January 2020 podcast is hosted by Chris Connolly and features New in EM currency in EM intubation, ASC 2019: Govind Oliver – Clinical Gestalt vs TMAC scoring, New in EM early antibiotic in s…

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It’s all in the kiss

Is love in the air? …or is it the kissing disease?
It was only a kiss, how did it end up like this? A teenage boy got more than he was bargaining for after an innocent kiss with his girlfriend but do …

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Lemons and Lymes

In late June, whilst on a school trip visiting a local nature reserve centre, a group of children were having a picnic and drinking lemonade after their play time.…

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