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Archive for July 2016

Airbag Injuries: Think Carotid Artery Dissection

Introduction Airbags have had a significant effect on decreasing fatalities in high speed motor vehicle collisions. However they are also responsible for injuries, in most cases minor, in approximately half the cases where they are deployed. Not wearing a seat belt and sitting less than 25cm from the bag, predicts a subgroup of patients that…

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Predicting The Fellowship Exam

Every year, I give my predictions of the top questions for the Fellowship Exam. Usually, my hit rate is good. One of my students recently said, “I should have just studied your top 30 list”. I don’t recommend this, but here is another year’s predictions. The predictions are based on: Questions that have been asked…

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Children: Management

CEREBRAL OEDEMA: DO WE REALLY KNOW THE CAUSE? We recently had a child with (diabetic ketoacidosis)DKA in our department and the subject of fluid resuscitation came up. Also the Queensland Government guidelines on the Emergency Management of children with DKA has recently been produced. I thought it was timely to revisit a blog I wrote…

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