Blocked up!

A 66-year old male with abdominal pain, distension and vomiting attends the emergency department. His bowels were last opened 5 days ago. Can you figure out the cause?…

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End Stage Renal Disease

This session will illustrate through a series of clinical case studies some of the common problems a patient with end stage renal disease (ESRD) is prone to…

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Calcium Metabolism

For hypercalcaemia to develop, the normal calcium regulation system must be overwhelmed by an excess of PTH, calcitriol, some other serum factor that can mimic these hormones, or a huge calcium load.…

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Hypercalcaemia in Malignancy

Hypercalcaemia is commonly seen in patients with malignant disease. This session explains the assessment and management of the problem in the emergency department…

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Hypercalcaemia in Malignancy

Hypercalcaemia is commonly seen in patients with malignant disease. This session explains the assessment and management of the problem in the emergency department…

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Parasyncope?

A 47-year-old nurse with a 2 week history of headaches and lethargy presented with a pre-syncopal episode at work. She was pale and sweaty before the collapse and had slow speech during the episode.…

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Is the K OK?

A 60-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 1 week history of increasing lethargy, intermittent tingling in both arms and palpitations…

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Disorders of Potassium Balance

This session looks at disorders of potassium metabolism, and in particular the presentation of hypokalaemia and hyperkalaemia in the emergency department (ED). It also looks at the investigation and m…

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Disorders of Potassium Balance

This session looks at disorders of potassium metabolism, and in particular the presentation of hypokalaemia and hyperkalaemia in the emergency department (ED). It also looks at the investigation and m…

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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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