Approach to Abdo pain

Abdo pain, Approach to, GI

Part 1 – Using history elements

Part 2 – Using physical exam to approach abdo pain

Part 3 – Using lab tests and imaging tests to approach abdo pain

Part 4 – Putting it together

Notes from abdo pain videos (PDF)

Other resources:

Abdo pain in the elderly from the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine blog

Cases for classroom exercises

Intracranial Hemorrhage


Part 1 – We discuss epidural and subdural hematomas.

Part 2 – Subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage.

Part 3 – History and physical examination

Part 4 – Investigations

Part 5 – Initial management

Other resources

CT images on

Epidural hematoma neurosurgery video on Youtube

Trauma brain injury case from Life in the Fast Lane

Aortic Dissection

Approach to, Cardiology, Chest pain, Uncategorized

Worked example:

Part 1 – We discuss the presentations of aortic dissection

Part 2 – We discuss the investigations and treatment of aortic dissection (Note we use the Stanford classification for discussing treatment)

Other resources:

Case discussion from Life in the fast lane – with CT images (courtesy of Peter Allely)


Pulmonary, Respiratory

This is a worked example of a pneumothorax.

Part 1 – We discuss the causes and presentations of pneumothorax.

Part 2 – We discuss the investigations and treatment of pneumothorax.

Other resources:

CXR of pneumothorax from Carlo Oller on Youtube 

Chest tubes 101 from – from basic to more advanced technique (Seldinger and pigtail catheter)