Monthly Archives: April 2012

Quiet. There: I said the Q-word, and nothing happened. Literally.

Inexplicably, my last night as a registrar was the absolute quietest of my ED career. One patient waiting to be seen on arrival, 5 presented between midnight and 8am, 2 of which were for police bloods only. So, the makeshift … Continue reading

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Dabigatran – bloody hell revisited!

http://www.emlitofnote.com/2012/01/scattering-tacks-in-road.html So the trick is, bring out a dangerous medication with marginal benefit (in the shape of convenience) and increased side effect profile, then shortly after, release the assay to monitor the effect, and da-dah, no more problem, eh? Big … Continue reading

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Dabigatran – bloody hell!

(first published on the underneaths of things) I saw my first head-injured dabigatran patient the other day. He was completely fine, neurologically intact, and had had no LOC, but had epistaxis and lip lacerations which had clotted fine, and an … Continue reading

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S.E.P.S.I.S. rears it’s ugly head again…

We don’t get a lot of Southern European Pain and Suffering Intolerance Syndrome (S.E.P.S.I.S.) in Tasmania, but I saw a very severe case tonight in the ED, and I thought I would review some of the evidence on the subject, in light … Continue reading

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New blog dedicated to EM

As promised on the underneaths of things, I have created a new blog here for medical content and separated it from the mixed content originally posted there. I will begin by re-blogging a selection of the medical content originally published … Continue reading

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Every end is a beginning…

Originally posted on the underneaths of things:
So I will begin my new blog by re-blogging some of the medical content from my original blog. Firstly, this little snippet, prepared in a lovely little iPhone app which mimics old typeface (complete with mistakes, blotches, and no delete … Continue reading

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Blog segregation

Originally posted on the underneaths of things:
The time is nigh for blog separation. I will split my personal stuff from medical stuff in the coming times. It remains to be seen what title my personal blog will take. I…

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