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Icatibant for ACE inhibitor induced angioedema

Patients presenting to the ED are tending to get older, have more co-morbidities and take more medications. As this happens, in my experience we seem to see more patients with complications of those medications. Something

101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Three: Clinical

This post, detailing my reflections on clinical retrieval medicine, is the third in a series recording my reflections on the past twelve months, which I have spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval medicine.

JC: The Quick-Wee Method for Faster Clean Catch Urine Collection

The wilful nature of children is responsible for a lot of the facial expressions we see in the paediatric emergency department but few parents are as frustrated as those waiting… and waiting… and waiting for

When is a Door Not a Door? Bias, Heuristics & Metacognition

This is an amended version of a talk on metacognition I gave at the Royal North Shore Hospital Grand Round. The clinical scenario has changed but the content remains the same. The purpose of this

What did you miss at #EuSEM16? St.Emlyn’s

  “Patience and tranquillity of mind contribute more to cure our distempers as the whole of medicine” (Mozart) Around the same time last year, I wrote a blog post that summarised the EuSEM 2015 congress’ academic

You Snooze, You Lose? #smaccUS The Child with Altered Consciousness

As a part of the #smaccMINI workshop back in Chicago in 2015, I spoke about the approach to the child with an altered conscious level. The podcast is below along with a brief summary of

One high sensitivity troponin test to rule out acute myocardial infarction

This month I was honoured that a study I wrote with some terrific colleagues from Europe, Australia and the US has been published as the ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Academic Emergency Medicine. This was a secondary analysis

JC: Are There Too Few Women Speakers at Conferences?

  If you’ve had your eye on twitter in the last couple of days you might have spotted this paper about women speakers at conferences published online ahead of print in the EMJ 1 2

Cardiology Case 05: Detective work

  It’s been a while since we shared a cardiology case but here’s a cracker for you. As usual, see our Caveats and Cautions. While these cases are based on our genuine experiences (often pooling several

Dancing in the purple rain: lessons for clinicians from Prince

This year has been a tough one for the loss of celebrities. We’ve lost some great people. It doesn’t seem two minutes since the world was mourning the great David Bowie and now we hear

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