Brown snake envenoming is the most common cause of death from snakebite in Australia. The hallmark of brown snake envenoming is a severe defibrinating coagulopathy.
I’m hot like hades, red as a beet, Mad as a hatter I’m coming down your street, Blind as a bat and dry as a bone, I’m your anticholinergic daddy
The Browns are back in town
Determine the following three criteria concerning the diagnosis of a spontaneous pneumothorax. Use an inspiratory CXR (PA, or lateral, if PA is normal and suspicion high). Expiratory CXRs are no longer recommended:
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