Medmastery: Thyroid Disease Masterclass. Gestational thyrotoxicosis, TSH, and the factors that lead to abnormal thyroid function tests.
Network Five Emergency Medicine Journal Club Episode 19 - Toxicology reviewing papers on chemical warfare agents, Clozapine and drug overdose in pregnancy.
Exploring POCUS Essentials with a video demonstrating the ultrasound during first trimester pregnancy evaluating for ectopic pregnancy
Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is a rare occurrence. There are a few common aetiologies and considerations while resuscitating.
Friday October the 15th is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Clare Skinner shares a story about loss and asks us to reflect on how we might care for patients and colleagues better. A trigger warning – discussion of…
Nicholas Alders (1904 - 1995) was a Hungarian born, Austrian trained, English naturalised obstetrician, gynaecologist and surgeon. Remembered for his description of Alders sign (1951)
Priscilla White (1900 - 1989) was an American physician. White Classification of Diabetes in Pregnancy (1949, 1965, 1978)
Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 315 - Just when you thought your brain could unwind the medical trivia FFFF
Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy: hepatic dysfunction + microvesicular infiltration of hepatocytes; thought to be a variant of PET; fetal and maternal mortality = 20%
Burns and Pregnancy: at risk of premature labour due to high levels of circulating prostaglandins; fluid replacement must cater for increased circulating volume
Cardiogenic Shock and Late Pregnancy: Two patients; High mortality; Planned delivery; Diagnose and treat cause
Influenza and Pregnancy: known high incidence of morbidity and mortality in mother and foetus in H1N1 infection and severe community acquired pneumonia; multidisciplinary team approach: O&G, NICU, anaesthetics, ICU; planned delivery of foetus (although the teams may have conflicting interests)