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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Parasyncope?

A 47-year-old nurse with a 2 week history of headaches and lethargy presented with a pre-syncopal episode at work. She was pale and sweaty before the collapse and had slow speech during the episode.…

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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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