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Clinical Opal #3 - Sudden hearing loss

Adam is a 34-year-old maths teacher who is usually fit and well, with no significant past medical history.

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What trans kids need from health care professionals
What trans kids need from health care professionals
Lyndsay Brown

Our bad experiences of mental health care with health professionals

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Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA)
Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA)
Crystal Smith

Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA) has become an increasingly popular choice for anaesthesia, as alternatives to volatile agents. Surgical technique advancements and increasing utilisation of day hospital centres have created an environment where minimal downtime after general anaesthesia is highly desirable.

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Clinical Opal #2 - Painful Leg
Clinical Opal #2 - Painful Leg
Dr Simon Morgan

Dave is a 33-year-old carpenter who presents to you with a painful red leg.

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Coping with Covid: my report card says “Could do better”
Coping with Covid: my report card says “Could do better”
Dr Jan Orman

What have we learned from the last lockdown? Does having a job and being an introvert make it any easier?

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Clinical Opal #1 - Medications for Anxiety
Clinical Opal #1 - Medications for Anxiety
Dr Simon Morgan

Harriet is a 22-year-old university student who presents to you with severe anxiety.

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School Teachers: The Forgotten Frontline Workers of COVID-19
School Teachers: The Forgotten Frontline Workers of COVID-19
Dr Joanne Beames

School teachers have been hit hard by COVID-19. Since the start of 2020, teaching roles and demands have changed significantly. One key change was the rapid addition of new online methods of teaching. This was crucial to cater for students still in the classroom and those who had to learn at home during lockdowns or quarantine.

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Music as therapy – and not just for us!
Music as therapy – and not just for us!
Dr Cathy Fraser

“What a night...we needed it!” This was one of many responses to a musical soiree I held at our home on a Sunday evening in late May. The flood in expressions of gratitude reflected how much we all valued playing and reconnecting. This was an inaugural event, an idea to get some of our Musicus Medicus members together again.

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Emergencies in General Practice
Emergencies in General Practice
Dr Simon Morgan

Kids have been falling out of trees ever since there were kids (and trees). As a result, head trauma has been a common childhood injury for millennia.

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Perioperative Anaphylaxis
Perioperative Anaphylaxis
Crystal Smith

Once anaphylaxis has been identified, immediate treatment is required to stop the allergic cascade from producing histamines, prostaglandins and cytokines, and manage the effects of these agents. Management will include immediate treatment, refractory management and post crisis management.

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