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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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Renal Colic

Renal colic, which affects between 2-3% of the world’s population, commonly presents to the ED. It may present at any age, although there are certain groups more predisposed.…

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Renal Colic in Emergency Medicine

This session looks at the classic presentations of renal colic and its management in the emergency department (ED). It focuses on the investigation techniques and their strengths and weaknesses…

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Gall Bladder Disease

Gall Bladder, specifically gallstone, disease is the commonest abdominal complaint causing hospital admission in the developed world.…

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Pancreatitis

The pancreas is the largest gland in the body and is situated transversely across the posterior wall of the abdomen, at the back of the epigastric and left hypochondriac regions.…

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Pancreatitis

Elicit the features on history and examination that suggest a diagnosis of pancreatitis in a patient with abdominal pain…

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Constipation

A topic to muddy the FOAMed waters; constipation, a problem for many patients in which their care could be dramatically improved. Find out how in this podcast…

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