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  • Elbow Fractures

    Elbow Fractures

    How good are you at reading elbow X-rays? Here are some tools and rules that will help you pick up those elbow fractures. Fractures of the elbow usually fall into the following groups: CHILDREN: Supracondylar fractures ADULTS: Radial Head Fractures ELDERLY: Multiple Fractures Fractures are a CLINICAL Diagnosis. The x-ray merely confirms that you have found it....

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  • Non-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia; What Would You Do?

    Non-Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia; What Would You Do?

    A 74 year old man who has presented with seizure-like activity. He was not post ictal. Following this he had a cardiac arrest that was death with, with CPR and he quickly regained return of spontaneous circulation. He is now speaking and awake. His ECG is normal sinus rhythm, but you notice his rhythm strip when...

  • Headache and a near miss case of Temporal Arteritis

    Headache and a near miss case of Temporal Arteritis

    Temporal Arteritis also known as Giant Cell Arteritis, affects the medium and large arteries and is a vasculopathy. The greatest risk, if not treated, is irreversible loss of vision. It is a medical emergency. CASE A 79 year old woman has been sent in by her GP, complaining of unbearable, intractable headache for the past...

  • Hypothermia

    Hypothermia

    Hypothermia is defined as any core temperature < 35 degrees Celsius Today I wanted to look at a case and then discuss the controversies associated with the Management of Hypothermia. CASE: An 87 year old woman is brought to your emergency department. She has been found unconscious in the street by a passer by. She...

  • Intraosseous Needle for Craniotomy

    Intraosseous Needle for Craniotomy

    This week, I would like to present a case study by Bulstrode et al (Injury, Int. J. Care Injured 48 (2017) 1098–1100) on the use of the EZ-IO drill for drainage of an extradural haemorrhage.         The case is of a 43 yo pedestrian hit by a car at low speed. The...

  • Hypernatraemia

    Hypernatraemia

    CASE A 76 yo woman is sent in from the nursing home with myoclonic jerks. She has a past medical history of slight dementia and seizures. Her GCS is 13-14/15. On arrival she has constant myoclonic jerks. Initial Blood tests reveal the following: Na 165 K 3.6 Cl 112 U 12 Cr 112 You make...

  • Maisonneuve Fracture

    Maisonneuve Fracture

    A Maisonneuve fracture is caused by pronation and external rotation. It can be difficult to find, even if we get fixated on the ankle. The patient may present with a complaint of rolling their ankle and ankle pain. Be vigilant for this type of injury. It is made of two main components: A spiral fracture of...

  • Lateral Canthotomy

    Lateral Canthotomy

    When and How to Perform a Lateral Canthotomy A 35 yo woman presents to your rural emergency department. She has recently had eye surgery at a large tertiary centre and has been allowed home. Her presentation to the emergency department is: Increasing Headache Left Eye Pain There is proptosis of the eye Restricted Extra-Occular Eye Movements...

  • VT vs SVT with Aberrancy

    VT vs SVT with Aberrancy

    The following ECG was sent to me recently. It’s a great case and a situation that we can all be faced with. The question is: Is this VT or SVT with Aberrancy? The further question is; What do you do when your treatment isn’t working? An 80 year old male presents feeling unwell with palpitations....

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How long do we have, to pick up that an ECG is abnormal? Usually it’s about 20 seconds. I developed ‘The ECG in 20 Seconds Approach‘, a simple method, to help you read ECG’s.

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Clinical Pearl

Head Thrust Test

In a patient with rotational vertigo and nystagmus, where we suspect, or wish to prove a peripheral lesion, this test is of assistance. It relies on the vestibulo-occular reflex, which is responsible for bringing the eyes back to the centre.

In unilateral nystagmus and rotational vertigo, the peripheral lesion is opposite to the direction of the fast nystagmus. When the head is turned towards the lesion, the eyes move with the head, for a brief moment and the vestibular-occular reflex then returns them to the centre. If this occurs it is a positive test indicating a peripheral cause.

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