Can’t feel my thigh!

A 45-year-old gentleman with a history of uncontrolled Diabetes and Hypertension comes into the ED with pain and numbness of his left thigh.…

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A FACEnaTing Fever

A 72-year-old female presents to the ED with a four week history of worsening neck pain, lethargy, reduced sensation and difficulty with fine motor movements in her upper limbs.…

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Leaching cells

Patients present to ED with complications of etiologies that might not yet have been diagnosed. As ED physicians, it’s imperative to connect the dots and identify themes, beyond the acute complaints.…

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Decompression Illness

Diving-related problems can present in many ways and their appropriate and timely management is essential for good outcomes and patient safety.…

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Decompression Illness

Diving-related problems can present in many ways and their appropriate and timely management is essential for good outcomes and patient safety.…

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“Aorta think about PoCUS”

Using PoCUS to identify the abdominal aorta is an important skill and a curriculum requirement for completion of EM training. Can you identify all the relevant structures using ultrasound?…

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June 2022

In this months podcast, which happens to be Mark’s last podcast as lead, we have Efficacy of antibiotics for septic olecrannon bursitis, Guidelines for EM, Anterior-Lateral vs Anterior-Posterior…

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The Diabetic Foot

We’ve all seen diabetic foot presentations in the ED but many more of them are managed successfully in primary care and podiatry clinics. As in many other areas, the ED has a huge role to play in prev…

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Spells of confusion

A 69-year-old gentleman presented to the emergency department with odd periods of vacancy. His wife reported that on the previous day, he had 2 episodes in which he would become suddenly pale and conf…

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Post-tonsillectomy Bleed

The majority of post-tonsillectomy bleeds are self-limiting. However, bleeding can be occult and early identification is important to prevent further complications.…

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Post-tonsillectomy Bleed

The majority of post-tonsillectomy bleeds are self-limiting. However, bleeding can be occult and early identification is important to prevent further complications.…

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