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Respiratory Failure Post Thoracocentesis

Respiratory Failure Post Thoracocentesis

THE CASE: A 60-year-old female presents to the Emergency Department with progressive shortness of breath over several months. On assessment in the emergency department, she had marked shortness of breath at rest and oxygen saturations of 90% on room air. A portable erect chest X-Ray was performed.

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Will that scan give me cancer?

Will that scan give me cancer?

Every day I send patients for x-rays or CT scans to help with the diagnosis of various conditions. I often mention the “risk of radiation” to my patients, but truth be told is I’ve never really known how much risk there actually is.

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Neck radiographs: the stridulous child

Neck radiographs: the stridulous child

So, behold the soft tissue x-rays. This is a historical Part 2 Exam favourite cropping up every few years in some form or another. Just to signpost, for what conditions might soft tissue neck x-rays be used with regards to acute diagnoses in the Emergency Department?

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A Pain in the Neck

A Pain in the Neck

The red-back spider is an Australian Icon. Many young Aussies grew up checking under their toilet seats religiously for red-backs, thanks to the Aussie song hit “There’s a red-back on the toilet seat” (or was that just me?). It’s probably worth the look because red-back

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Retrograde Urethrogram

Retrograde Urethrogram

Pelvic fractures are pretty common, particularly if you work in a trauma centre. From a trauma resuscitation perspective, we’re usually most concerned with whether a pelvic injury is unstable with disruption of the pelvic ring, and if there is active arterial

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Redback Spider Bites

Redback Spider Bites

The red-back spider is an Australian Icon. Many young Aussies grew up checking under their toilet seats religiously for red-backs, thanks to the Aussie song hit “There’s a red-back on the toilet seat” (or was that just me?). It’s probably worth the look because red-back

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