Author: James Cameron

Splenic Trauma

As the decades have rolled by, the management of splenic trauma has changed significantly. The long-practiced tradition of removing the spleen for the slightest insult has been consigned to the history books, alongside similarly traumatic memories like the Oasis break up (come on Noel!).

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Drunken Wrestling, Painful Belly

It’s a typical Saturday late shift, ticked over midnight to Sunday morning. A young intoxicated man stumbles into triage complaining of severe abdominal pain. He tells you he has had “Quite a few” (read as “a lot”) of drinks tonight and shares that a few hours ago, while playfighting with his mate (as one does following “quite a few”), his mate had fallen onto his abdomen.

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Altitude Sickness

A great talk from Dr Danny Marhaba on Altitude Sickness. Albeit not a presentation we will see often in Australia, but an important one nevertheless – particularly if you are exhibition-medicine-inclined.

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