I am a doctor who questions a lot of medical dogma. Perhaps my own, somewhat sad medical story at least in part explains this oppositional personality trait. Valendar F Turner FRACS FACEM In 1950, when I was five years old, I had a virulent dose of measles. I remember being very sick with blobs of […]
Biography Born 4 April 1844 Auxon, France 1887-1910 Director of Publication of the Journal: Revue générale de clinique et de thérapeutique Died 1 December 1910 Medical Eponyms Syndrôme de Huchard; précordialgie Huchard sign Key Medical Attributions Controversies Major Publications Huchard H. Quand et comment doit-on prescrire la digitale. 1888 Huchard H. Maladies du coeur et […]
Biography Born 17 October 1886, Montgomery County, Tennessee 1903-07 – Completed B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, Tennessee 1908-12 – Graduated with M.D. degree from the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University 1912-15 – Further postgraduate training supported by a Rockefeller Fellowship as a fellow, instructor, then resident pathologist under Nobel Laureate George Whipple, in the […]
The spontaneous tension pneumothorax…does it really exist?
ATMIST handover – 28 y/o male, injured 25 mins ago, penetrating chest trauma, Asherman seal anterior chest, RR 35, deteriorating, high flow O2 administered.
Ever since being faced with a spontaneous tension pneumothorax at sea on a dived submarine…I have had an interest in managing pneumothorax.
Sir Peter James Kerley (1900-1979) was an Irish radiologist. Kerley was widely published including describing (but not naming) his eponymous lines firstly in 1933 and then in again his textbook in 1950, and widely about TB diagnosis. Kerley lines A, B and C
Presentation A previously well 49 year old man presents with chest pain. He is tachycardic, tachypneoic and hypoxic with blood pressure 110/65. He is 2 weeks post ankle surgery. Describe and interpret these scans