MeningoCoccal Disease: Pearls and Pitfalls

A tiny, frightening little bug: Neisseria meningitidis.  The challenge for us in healthcare is to squash this little bug before it wreaks its havoc… Join us for a discussion of ways to protect yourself, and your patients, against the nasty threat of meningococcal disease. It creeps up on you… when you least expect. Standard Podcast [ 20:13 ]
December 1st, 2011 by colinparker 

Meningitis: Steroids or not?

The most important thing about treating meningitis is to give antibiotics as soon as possible.  The second most important thing is to institute appropriate supportive care.  Whether or not to give steroids as an adjunctive treatment is perhaps less clear to us… A recent Cochrane review goes a long way to pointing us in the right direction, but still leaves a few questions open.  Join us...

November 17th, 2011 by colinparker 

Meningitis Diagnosis and Management

The word strikes fear into the heart of parents. You dare not mention the ‘M’ word unless you back it up with action, or a whole heap of calming reassurance… The clinical features of meningitis are less straightforward in younger children, and CSF findings can be tricky to interpret. In this episode, our local Paediatric Infectious Diseases expert guides us through the topic with...

November 3rd, 2011 by colinparker 

Headaches in the ED

Headaches in the Emergency Department can be, well, painful.  Many traps await the unwary.  In this presentation, Dr Hanno Davel reminds us of a few of the pitfalls of diagnosing and treating headache. GDE Error: Unable to load profile settings
June 18th, 2010 by colinparker