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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Methaemoglobinaemia

Hypoxia is common in patients presenting to the ED and can be life-threatening. The differentials are wide and include cardiac, respiratory and haematological causes…

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Take my breath away

A 27-year-old male has self-presented to your ED with acute onset of shortness of breath and severe pain to the right side of his chest.…

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Bowel Obstruction

Intestinal obstruction is an important cause of the acute abdomen, accounting for up to 5% of emergency admissions to surgical services.…

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Just another ‘renal colic’

A 36-year-old gentleman presents with intermittent flank pain and has microscopic haematuria. His BP is 220/110 and he is now pain free. What would you do next?…

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Paced

A patient is bradycardic. They might need pacing. They might not.…

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April 2022

This month we have New in EM – IV lines in axillary node clearance, Guidelines for EM – Headaches, New in EM – The RePHILL trial…

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Nothing to Declare

A patient presents to the Emergency Department suspected of having illicit concealed drugs. This SAQ explores the clinical management, combined with the ethical and medicolegal aspects of their care.…

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