Leaching cells

Patients present to ED with complications of etiologies that might not yet have been diagnosed. As ED physicians, its imperative to connect the dots and identify themes, beyond the acute complaints.…

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In too deep

Trauma Pre-alert for a 35-year-old gentleman who sustained injury to head and back after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool.…

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Baby Blues

A mother has rushed into the ED very concerned that her baby is blue. This case covers the importance of understanding cyanosis, with consideration for the potential causes and management in a 3 week …

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The Forest

The forbidden forest is home to many dangerous creatures, where an encounter with even the smallest ticks can leave a big impact.…

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The Snuffbox

A minor injury with a major complication: applying clinically orientated anatomy in the ED.…

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Bronchi Baby

Diagnosing and managing acute bronchiolitis: when to investigate and how to decide if a child can be cared for at home or in hospital.…

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Playing with fire, Burns

Before bedtime, 3 children were playing with matchsticks in their upstairs bedroom. They had made a tent earlier that evening using their bed linen and were inside, surrounded by their cuddly toys…

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Nothing to Declare

A patient presents to the Emergency Department suspected of having illicit concealed drugs. This SAQ explores the clinical management, combined with the ethical and medicolegal aspects of their care.…

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The Twitching Tot

The paramedics arrive with a 3-year-old boy who has had two seizures today. He has known developmental delay but has no history of seizures previously…

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