Meningitis

Headache, Infectious Diease, Neurology

Worked example in the Emergency Department

Part 1 – Pathophysiology and Presentations

Part 2 – Treatment and investigations

 

Other resources:

Discussion from EMPEM.org (with photo of petechiael rash in meningococcemia)

How to interpret CSF results from Life in the Fast Lane blog

Anatomy of lumbar puncture by Raeburn Forbes on YouTube

Lumbar puncture by theedexitvideo on YouTube

Pulmonary Embolus

Chest pain, Pulmonary, Respiratory, Uncategorized

Worked example

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

Part 2 – We discuss the available diagnostic tests for PE.

Part 3 – We discuss how to put it together for diagnosis

 

Other resources:

ECG changes in PE on Life in the Fast Lane blog

PE case on Radiopaedia.org

CXR signs on Radiopaedia.org

Well’s criteria for PE on MD Calc

Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index score on MD Calc

Pneumonia

Infectious Diease, Pulmonary, Respiratory

Worked example:

Part 1 – Classification, signs and symptoms

Part 2 – Diagnosis and Management

 

Other resources

Pneumonia severity index by MD Calc

CURB 65 score by MD Calc

PV cards for risk stratification tools at Academic Life in Emergency Medicine

Pediatric pneumonia management at Pediatric EM Morsels

Pediatric pneumonia management at Life in the Fast Lane

How to read a chest x-ray by Learning Radiology

RML pneumonia case via Radiopaedia.org

RUL pneumonia case via Radiopaedia.org

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)

Pneumothorax

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 ercast.org – from basic to more advanced technique (Seldinger and pigtail catheter)