The Apoplectic Abdomen

A 22-year-old man presented to the ED following a collapse with abdominal pain and no history of trauma. He was profoundly shocked and investigation revealed intra-abdominal haemorrhage.…

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Seriously, Not Another Protocol? (EBM)

You receive a standby call for red-flag sepsis – Initial pattern recognition triggers the pathway. Shortly after arriving you experience ‘pattern interrupt’ and ponder new evidence in the treatment of…

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Bell’s Palsy in Children

Bell’s palsy is a relatively uncommon condition presenting to primary care. Despite a benign course for most children with Bell’s palsy, there are a number of serious causes of facial para…

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Bell’s Palsy in Children

Bell’s palsy is a relatively uncommon condition presenting to primary care. Despite a benign course for most children with Bell’s palsy, there are a number of serious causes of facial para…

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A Classic Case!

A 30-day-old ex-36/40 twin, male infant attends the ED with his mother due to concern regarding vomiting of 4 days duration…

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To drain or not to drain?

A 67-year-old man presents via ambulance with shortness of breath and fever. He has recently completed his first 2 week chemotherapy course for auricular Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), administered vi…

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Lightning Learning

During Summer storms, lightning strikes can cause fatalities …but what happens to the survivors?…

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Toe Late To Treat?

An 81-year-old gentleman presented to the Emergency Department with a 3 week history of worsening pain and erythema of his great toe (left foot) despite antibiotics.…

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