Austrian vernacular or Ausenclature for the medical professional visiting Australia – the letter A
Australia and New Zealand have their own vernacular. Through correspondence with various illustrious colleagues it has become apparent that some of the terminology used in this, and other Aussie blogs is occasionally confusing.
The Lancet launches New Website
Epidemiology Stroke is the third commonest cause of death (11%), and the commonest cause of adult disability in western world. 80-85% are ischaemic (thrombotic or embolic) and 15-20% the more lethal haemorrhagic stroke, of which over 50% will die. Active Management Early CT scan Ideally within 1 hour ED arrival, if any of: indications for […]
Synergistic tomes for the well-rounded physician I am drawn to an article from the New York Times today extolling the virtues of literature in the education of physicians. I would like to share the sentiments of the author and add to the resurgent pullulation with an eclectic selection of my literature favorites which guided me […]
Prolixity Eponymously Personified in Acronymous Verse Warning: acronyms may easily offend Horn Concerto No.1 in AT major – thanks to Amateur Transplants
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Lecture Notes
Potentially pathogenic meningococci present in 2-10% asymptomatic carriers. Droplet / oropharyngeal secretion spread (viability in air only a few seconds).
It is with great pleasure that I welcome Professor Anthony FT Brown to ‘Life in the Fast Lane’. Prof Brown has kindly agreed to share his evidence based critical care lecture series with the wider medical community through this blog.
The EZ-IO® product system by Vidacare® is basically a small battery-powered device with two beveled, hollow drill-tipped needles specifically designed to provide safe, controlled vascular access via the intraosseous (IO) route to patients of all ages in emergent situations when vascular access is challenging or impossible.