Cervical Spine Injury

Cervical spine injuries are rare but potentially devastating. Immobilisation of the cervical spine on the slightest suspicion of injury is recommended by most resuscitation courses.…

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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, generalised or systemic hypersensitivity reaction characterised by rapidly developing life threatening airway, breathing and/or circulation problems usually …

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Shock

The relative incidence and mortality of shock varies greatly depending on the population and the cause.…

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EMJ Podcast May 2021

Andrew and Graham discuss Projected paediatric cervical spine imaging rates with application of NEXUS, Canadian C-spine and PECARN clinical decision rules in a prospective Australian cohort…

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Croup

Eighty percent of children presenting with an acute onset of stridor and a cough have croup…

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Acute Stridor

Children present commonly to the Emergency Department with stridor. Stridor is a sign of upper airway obstruction. The ED physician must be able to diagnose, initiate treatment, appropriately investig…

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Decreased Conscious Level in a Child

The child with decreased consciousness is a common problem with many possible diagnoses and potentially high mortality and morbidity. It is therefore important for the emergency physician to rapidly …

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