The registrar stood open-mouthed next to the professor. Before them was a twisted unicorn’s horn, an echo of that owned by the widow Dimanche, who sold water-cress in the streets of Paris. The patient was unmoved.
Glenn Colquhoun writes poetry on some of the days he doesn’t want to be a doctor. His book ‘‘Playing God’’ is well worth reading and includes ‘When I Am In Doubt – A Poem for Surgeons’
Antidotes are agents that counteract the effects of a toxic agent on the body. They do not primarily affect the systemic absorption or removal of toxic agents from the body (i.e. decontamination and enhanced elimination respectively)
The neurological examination in 3 minutes, on video – the highest form of art?
Helpful Brainstem Figures. Cross-sections of the brainstem. Medial brainstem syndromes and lateral brainstem syndromes
Gates described a simplified method for answering the question ‘Where is the lesion?’ using only the parts of the brainstem that we actually examine during a clinical examination to understand brainstem vascular syndromes.
In specialist centres, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a now a mainstay of the management of cardio/respiratory failure refractory to other measures. However, much of the clinical information required to care for ECMO patients at the bedside remains inaccessible to learners. To address this, the creation of a free-to-access educational ECMO blog post is now […]
The SMACC Clinician Educators Unconference will be on 25 March 2019 in Sydney (0820-1200h). Sign even if you are not at the main Conference!