Intussusception

Intussusception is a ‘telescoping’ of the bowel on itself, commonest in infants between 5 and 10 months of age.  Usually, the classic triad of abdominal pain, vomiting and red-currant-jelly stools is not present, so how do we diagnose this sneaky little condition? In this episode, we explore the clinical presentation, investigation and management of this bowel-threatening condition. ...

September 22nd, 2011 by colinparker 

Croup

You hear a barking cough, around midnight, and think: easy! But could it be one of the croup mimics? Croup is a potentially life-threatening upper airway obstruction that has a highly successful and satisfying treatment. To listen to this PEMcast, click on the triangular play button below, or you can subscribe via your favourite podcatching software… Standard Podcast [ 21:59 ] Play Now |...

December 30th, 2010 by colinparker