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Archive for June 2018

Pericardiocentesis

How to Perform Pericardiocentesis Pericardiocentesis is used to treat symptomatic pericardial effusions and cardiac tamponade. It was first described in the 1650’s and since the introduction of the subxiphoid approach in 1911, has been used very successfully, with significant reduction in morbidity and mortality. The use of echocardiography and other guidance techniques have reduced the…

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How to Diagnose the Patient with Vertigo in 5 steps

How to Diagnose the Patient with Vertigo in 5 steps This week it’s all about the ‘dizzy’ patient, or that patient with vertigo. I recently spoke at EMCORE Melbourne and went through my step by step approach of sorting, in my mind at least, the potential causes of the ‘dizzy’ patient. Below is a summary…

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