Preeclampsia and eclampsia
Base of skull fracture
A mixed alkalosis - combination of respiratory alkalosis and metabolic alkalosis
Lactic acidosis which resolves rapidly - seizures, cardiac arrest or hanging.
Causes of lactic acidosis (red cell transketolase comes up)
The paediatric airway
The "Sedation Holiday" - useful? Discuss.
"What's Wrong With These Coags?" - Dilutional coagulopathy plus/minus DIC
Heparin resistance - a variant of "What's Wrong With These Coags?"
"What's Wrong With These Coags?"- high PT; warfarin?
Cardiovascular physical examination: auscultation of ASD, VSD and PDA.
Visual fields and lesions of the visual pathways (CN II)
Ascites: the "fluid thrill", an obscure clinical test for massive ascites.
Temperature monitoring techniques: different sites for monitoring
How the blood gas analyser measures ABG variables
Capnometry and the arterial-expired carbon dioxide gradient
Clearance of the C-spine in the unconscious patient
"Does this CSF look infected to you?" .. an infected EVD
"Does this CSF look infected to you?" ... a case of meningitis
"Does this CSF look infected to you?" .. an epidural abscess
Pneumococcal meningitis in the post-splenectomy patient.
Comparative pharmacology of inotropes and vasopressors
Assessment of swallowing function in a critically ill patient
Directly measured and derived PA catheter variables
Mixed venous saturation - why might it be 86%?
Another game of "Name That ECG Abnormality"
Risks associated with MRI imaging of ICU patients.
Acalculous cholecystitis: clinical features, investigations and management
HONK: what are the possible complications?
Causes of normal anion gap metabolic acidosis
Liver failure in pregnancy. "Why is this pregnant woman jaundiced and comatose?"
A comparison of renal replacement therapy modalities: CVVHF vs SLED vs IHD.
Scleroderma and CREST syndrome. "What's Wrong With My Hands?"
"What's That Rash?"
Damage control surgery: definition and anticipated complications.
Veno-occlusive disease of the liver: diagnosis and management options.
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura or the differential diagnosis thereof
Definitions: Type 1 error, type 2 error, study power, sample size and effect size.
Fluid resuscitation and assessment of fluid responsiveness
"Name That Microbe": Gram-positive bacillus in the CSF
Acronymous organisms: ESCAPPM and HACEK organisms again.
"Name That Microbe": Pneumonia arthralgia and a new murmur in a cattle farmer
Analysis of ventilator waveforms and flow-volume loops
Pressure-volume and flow-volume loops
Co-oximetry: disagreement between pulse oximeter and co-oximeter readings.
Post-extubation stridor: risk factors and management.
Clinical testing for brain death: preconditions for the diagnosis of brain death
"What's Wrong With These Coags?" - a post-thrombolysis pattern
Interpretation of a raised ammonia level: causes of hyperammonaemia
Discriminating cardiac from non-cardiac causes of pulmonary oedema
Transthoracic echocardiography in the ICU: echo features of AS severity
Differential causes of shock, lightly garnished with a history of burns.
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