Urinary Tract Infections in Children

This session looks at the techniques available to collect urine samples from children in an emergency department. It discusses the evidence basis and the relative merits of each technique…

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Seriously, Not Another Protocol? (EBM)

You receive a standby call for red-flag sepsis – Initial pattern recognition triggers the pathway. Shortly after arriving you experience ‘pattern interrupt’ and ponder new evidence in the treatment of…

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To drain or not to drain?

A 67-year-old man presents via ambulance with shortness of breath and fever. He has recently completed his first 2 week chemotherapy course for auricular Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), administered vi…

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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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Bloody Cough

A 22-year-old South Asian male presents with 2 episodes of haemoptysis on a background of anorexia, weight loss and a dry cough for 2 months.…

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An Erythematous Eruption

A 4-year-old boy presented to ED due to a 5 day history of general malaise, pyrexia, coughing and a rash. He also developed pains in his legs over the last 24 hours, causing him difficulty in standing…

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A Shocking Knee

A 73-year-old man presented to the ED with a 36hr history of atraumatic right knee pain and a 24hr history of diarrhoea and feeling generally unwell…

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