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014 Cavernous Sinus

Still in the skull but this time looking at the cavernous sinus. The case report in the video can be found here

27 Apr 2012

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015 – Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome

Hi guys. This is yet another Zebra diagnosis but it’s a great one for illustrating some of the relevant anatomy. Let me know what you think.Here’s the link to the article mentionedRudinsky, Sherri L, and Michael J Matteucci. “Emergency Department Presentation of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: Two Cases in Marine Corps Recruits..” JEM 42, no. 2 (February 2012): 155–158. PMID 19111427

16 May 2012

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027: Basic Anatomy of Abdomen and Pelvic Trauma

This is the second part of a recent lecture I gave to some first year med students to get across how important their anatomy is to understanding trauma. First part lives here I don’t expect anyone to pay for this but feel free to donate to help cover hosting and the cost of producing new episodes [paypal-donation] iTunes | Generic RSS

15 Apr 2013

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003 – The ankle

In 10 minutes this is only a very brief look at the ankle, so there may have to be a part 2 to this.

7 Apr 2012

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006.1 – Spinal Cord Injury

There was just too much good stuff for one spinal cord vid so I did three. They’ll be out over the next couple of weeks

7 Apr 2012

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030: Eye Anatomy Part 1

This is the first of a series of podcasts I’m doing on basic eye anatomy for the CEM FOAMed Network. This is a developing resource which aims to provide a fully mapped college curriculum with FOAMed resources. Be sure and check it out and get the podcast. This podcast went out a while ago on the CFN and I’m just providing it for everyone else who hasn’t got it already. The single most important resource you need is Ophthobook.com

28 Dec 2014

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004 – Lisfranc injuries

Here’s the next (not so) exciting installment. Thanks for the emails and encouragement. Some neuro stuff is in progress! And if you have a slightly more accurate account of where the LisFranc story is from then I’d love to know As always this is free to re-use as you see fit, it’s also downloable for free too. If there’s technical things that are bugging let me know and I’ll see if I can fix them. Andy

7 Apr 2012

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029: Critical Care Neuroanatomy SMACC Gold Talk

Back in March 2014 I had the pleasure of speaking at SMACC Gold in Australia. The whole thing was great fun and I’m sure you’re all aware it’s going to Chicago in May 2015 so be sure to be there. Indeed Registration opens tonight (in the UK at least) so check it out!!! Every talk from the conference is coming out via the SMACC podcast so make sure you subscribe. As my talk is so predominantly visual, it really needs the slides for it to make sense so I’ve included the slideset here and put the audio over the slides so you can get the feel of the talk. SMACC 2014 presentation from Andrew Neill For people interested in learning some more detailed neuroanatomy I’d strongly recommend headneckbrainspine.com They’ve done what I’ve always wanted to do and have created scrolling, labelled radiology images that wonderfully demonstrate the anatomy in 3 dimensions. Really invaluable stuff. Here’s a list of previous neuro related podcasts I’ve done: The C-Spine Vertebral Artery CSF Circulation Spinal Cord Injury Part one Part two Part three Venous Sinuses Brain Herniation Internal Capsule Anterior and middle cerebral arteries Posterior Cerebral Artery Posterior Communicating Artery Cavernous Sinus And if you’re interested in working where I work as an ultrasound or education fellow then get in touch.

10 Nov 2014

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032: Eye Anatomy Part 3

This is the third of a series of podcasts I’m doing on basic eye anatomy for the CEM FOAMed Network. This is a developing resource which aims to provide a fully mapped college curriculum with FOAMed resources. Be sure and check it out and get the podcast. This podcast went out a while ago on the CFN and I’m just providing it for everyone else who hasn’t got it already. The single most important resource you need is Ophthobook.com

21 Jun 2015

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006.2 – Spinal Cord Injury

Here’s number 2. Let me know what you think UPDATE: The very smart and astute Chris Nickson points out that central cord syndrome normally presents with motor weakness in the distally (in the hands) rather than proximally in the case in the video. My bad… He is of course right and has a nice little mnemonic for remembering it MUD: Motor/Upper/Distal And remember that the symptoms and signs are relative not absolute: motor>sensory upper>lower distal> proximal Based on the pure anatomy – with the corticospinal tracts arranged somatotopically with the highest spinal segments most medial – one would expect proximal weakness (C5,6 etc..) more than distal (C7-8, T1 etc…). But since when does the textbook play ball with reality! Maybe it’s just representative of the level of lesion in cervical cord (ie a lower lesion when the upper segments have already exited the cord) but it has me beat. Let me know if you have a better answer Either way the more important thing is that central cord syndrome more usually presents with distal not proximal upper limb weakness. Kudos to Chris for spotting it.

7 Apr 2012

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006.3 – Spinal Cord Injury

And the final spinal cord video, if you have the er… spine… for it…

7 Apr 2012

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033 | Hand Part 01 | The Lingo and the soft tissues

We’re back… after a few years hiatus (blame the children…) we have a series of podcasts on the hand. The hand needs some special anatomic attention for EM as we see so many injuries and their misdiagnosis and mismanagement has great potential for long term morbidity. I’m not sure how many podcasts this series will stretch to but let’s get started. Slides PDF Further Reading Nice EMJ Review on soft tissue injuries — The AFEM podcast will always be free but feel free to donate to help cover hosting and the cost of web hosting and producing new episodes Donate via PayPal iTunes | Generic RSS

10 Sep 2016

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020 – Shoulder: The Rotator Cuff

There is more to managing shoulder pain and injuries than just x-ray and ruling out fracture. This short podcast starts with the rotator cuff.More info here: http://wp.me/p2GZ98-A4

10 Nov 2012

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023 – Shoulder: Disclocations

All the show notes over at emergencymedicineireland.com

18 Dec 2012

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031: Eye Anatomy Part 2

This is the second of a series of podcasts I’m doing on basic eye anatomy for the CEM FOAMed Network. This is a developing resource which aims to provide a fully mapped college curriculum with FOAMed resources. Be sure and check it out and get the podcast. This podcast went out a while ago on the CFN and I’m just providing it for everyone else who hasn’t got it already. The single most important resource you need is Ophthobook.com

3 May 2015

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024 – Shoulder: Nerve compressions

All show notes over at emergencymedicineireland.com

5 Jan 2013

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037 | Hand Part 05 | The Flexor Tendons

This week it’s the flexor tendons. Certainly don’t hope to cover everything here but certainly a nice overview. Slides as pdf Some papers referenced in the podcast Rosens 8th Chapter 50 Zafonte et al on pulley systems Lutsky et al on flexor tendon injury — The AFEM podcast will always befree but feel free to donate to help cover hosting and the cost of web hosting and producing new episodes Donate via PayPal iTunes | Generic RSS

12 Nov 2016

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039 | Hand Part 07 | The Muscles

Slideswith apologies to xkcd.com The AFEM podcast will always be free but feel free to donate to help cover hosting and the cost of web hosting and producing new episodesDonate via PayPaliTunes | Generic RSS

3 Jan 2017

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040 | Hand Part 08 | Blood supply and the thumb

Slides as PDF This was the final podcast on the hand but we’ll be back again in a month or two with a series on dental problems and max fax bits and bobs. Thanks again for all the paypal donations. It really helps.—The AFEM podcast will always be free but feel free to donate to help cover hosting and the cost of web hosting and producing new episodesDonate via PayPaliTunes | Generic RSS

20 Jan 2017

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038 | Hand Part 06 | The Nerve Supply

Welcome back for another podcast. This time it’s the turn of the nerve supply to the hand. In particular we’re covering the sensory supply. We’ll talk about motor supply when we discuss the intrinsic muscles of the hand. Slides as PDF Further Reading: Rosens 8th Chapter 50 Roberts & Hedges 6th Chapter 31 5minsono.com on ultrasound guided blocks Ulnar Nerve Median Nerve Double-dorsal versus single-volar digital subcutaneous anaesthetic injection for finger injuries in the emergency department: A randomised controlled trial. PMID 26991958 RCEM FOAMed discussion on this paper Brian Lin demonstrating the transthecal technique The AFEM podcast will always be free but feel free to donate to help cover hosting and the cost of web hosting and producing new episodes Donate via PayPal iTunes | Generic RSS

3 Dec 2016

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