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Bell’s Palsy

What is Bell's Palsy? It is an ipsilateral Cranial Nerve VII (lower motor neurone) palsy. There is usually a...

Facial Nerve Palsy examination

When examining a patient with a facial nerve palsy and we wish to determine if the lesion is...

Trigeminal Neuralgia

An excellent review article on Trigeminal Neuralgia, has just come out in the NEJM(1). Here is a quick...

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

A 50 male patient is brought to your emergency department by ambulance post cardiac arrest. He has an...

Anchoring

You've had a horrible, horrible shift. The resus went wrong, you couldn't intubate, the ortho reg was a schmuck....

Is SVT an ischaemic arrhythmia?

We often see patients presenting with SVT. They often have ST changes, so we have to ask; Is...

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome, is usually straightforward to pick up. How do we measure Compartment pressures? Below is a MacGyver...

I’ve Got this ‘Nanging’ feeling: Nitrous Oxide Abuse

'Nanging' is the recreational use of nitrous oxide. That cylinder you have in your emergency department and use...

Dextrocardia: Can you pick it on ECG?

This is a great case that highlights how important it is, to know how to check if your...