Tasty Morsels of EM 052 – Rheumatic Fever and the Jones Criteria

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. This is something you’re very unlikely to diagnose in Ireland. The real reason for including this is it seems to be a favourite exam question and I put it… [Continue Reading]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 051 – Spondyloarthropathy

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. This one from a recent training day with a rheumatologist. Some is literature based some his good old fashioned doctoring and experience. can be axial (think ank spond) or… [Continue Reading]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 050 – Rheumatoid arthritis

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. Some of this morsel is straight advice from a local rheumatologist rather than strict EBM. commonest presentation middle aged female with multiple small joints remember that if symptoms… [Continue Reading]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 049 – Gout

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. This one from a recent training day with a rheumatologist. Some is literature based some his good old fashioned doctoring and experience. 10-40% have a normal urate during flares… [Continue Reading]

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Anatomy for Emergency Medicine 031: CFN Eye Anatomy Part 2

This is the second of a series of podcasts I’m doing on basic eye anatomy for the CEM FOAMed Network. This is a developing resource which aims to provide a fully mapped college curriculum with FOAMed resources. Be sure and check it out and get the podcast. This podcast went out a while ago on the… [Continue Reading]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 048 – ITP

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. This one from a recent training day in one of the Dublin children’s hospitals. relatively common, most often in kids 2-6 usually without splenomegaly as usual with something […]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 047 – Arthrocentesis

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. Reasons to tap a joint fluid for analysis infection crystals drain tense haemarthroses trauma heamophilia (only after factor replacement) evaluate communication with a wound instillation of analgesics (remember […]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 046 – Reactive vs Gonococcal Arthritis

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. REACTIVE ARTHRITIS You probably used to know this as Reiter’s Syndrome (at least it was when I went to medical school) but it has gone the way of […]

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Tasty Morsels of EM 045 – Parvovirus B19

As always, this is from the ever expanding google doc on bits and bobs I read and learn from and transfer here for all our learning pleasure. Everyone knows the slapped cheek syndrome that runs in epidemics in kids. Hopefully you’ll be aware of the risk to pregant mothers with this infection. There are however other […]

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Work as an emergency fellow in Ireland

I posted on this last year but the department I work in as a few upcoming vacancies in July so I thought I would update things for those who might want to come work. Are you an emigrated Irish doc in training in Oz or NZ and fancy coming home for 6 months as part of […]

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