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Top 10 Foreign Bodies

These are my top 10 foreign bodies, found on X-ray. From time to time little things get lost. Whether you are playing billiards naked in the dark; counting money with your tongue; battling with an electric rolling pin; or just 'slipping' whilst in the shower….
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Ultrasound Case 067

A 33 year old gardener presents a few days after receiving a penetrating injury from a palm frond. There is an entry wound and his thenar eminence is red, hot and swollen. You take a look...
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You are assessing a 37 year old male in the emergency department. He appears to be in discomfort and states that he fell asleep at a party and thinks ‘someone put something up his back passage while he was out of it’.
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Ultrasound Case 053

A 23 year old surfer presents several weeks after sustaining a foot injury with some mild swelling and pain in his mid plantar arch. 2 weeks previously he had been running along the rocks when he stood on something sharp. A small wound was present however his surfing desire proved stronger than his nociceptive instinct and he returned to the waves.
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Ultrasound Case 041

An 83 year old woman with sepsis and acute kidney injury is being managed in your resuscitation area. A urinary catheter has been placed to monitor urine output. After an hour there is no urinary output at all.
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Something in my eye, Doc

A mechanic presents with something in his eye. Can you navigate the traps and pitfall of assessing and managing this common emergency presentation?
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Nasal foreign body

A case-based Q-and-A on procedural sedation using ketamine to remove a button battery from a child's nose. What if laryngospasm occurs?