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24 year old male with shortness of breath


This young man presents with a short history of dyspnoea but no pain. Observations are normal.

How is optimally managed?

He gets referred to the surgical team – how do they manage him?


A 65 year old man present to your ED complaining of fevers and abdominal pain. He has renal failure and is on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD). He observations are P 90     BP 96/50     RR 26    SaO2  93%  Temp 38.3.

Infected CAPD site

  1. List your main differentials for this man’s symptoms and signs.
  2. In the case of infection, what organisms should you consider?
  3. How will you approach analgesia for this man?

First post

This weeks topic was ECG interpretation in AMI. The focus was on detecting STEMI and some other forms of proximal left coronary artery disease of note.

Follow the link to a power point presentation from last week.