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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Steals My Pressure

An elderly man presents to the emergency department with dizziness associated with movement of his left arm.…

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Aortas

As I write this, it’s aortic dissection awareness day. Not another blog on AAD I hear you cry…But we thought you might all like an update and a consolidation on what is happening in the world of this …

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Aortic Dissection

About 1 year ago, Pam, a 62-year-old, recently retired teacher, fit, well & active, suffered sudden onset of severe ‘ripping’ pain in her chest & upper abdomen…

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The ALS Algorithm

This session covers the Advanced Life Support (ALS) algorithm (2010), which provides an evidence-based template for your clinical skills…

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Aortic Dissection

The challenge for the Emergency Physician is in making the diagnosis of acute aortic dissection and in doing so as expediently as possible as the mortality rate is 1-2% per hour.…

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