Case Report 24 September 2017 Dr Ash Chehata

Tackling shoulder trauma

A young rugby player needs shoulder treatment 12 months after her injury on the field. Jodi, a 22-year-old rugby union player, presented to her local ED with a painful right shoulder after a heavy tackle.
Case Report 21 September 2017 Dr Jim Newcombe

Chlamydia conundrum

A surprising repeat diagnosis raises questions about antibiotic resistance and reinfection.
Case Report 05 September 2017 Dr David Bossingham

Case Report: 'Do I have what my mum's got?'

A patient has pain in her fingers and is concerned she might have the same condition her mother has. Paula is 45 years old, married with two children and working as an office receptionist. The reason for her visit is that she has noticed pain in her fingers.
Case Report 22 August 2017 Dr Scott Masters

Case Report: Unexplained nausea

What is causing Gill’s chronic vomiting and why does taking hot baths help? A 36-year-old woman, Gill, presents to the ED complaining of muscle pains, persistent vomiting, abdominal pain and pins and needles in her hands and feet.
Case Report 15 August 2017 Dr Jennifer Roberts

Case Report: Aches, then itches

Victoria is a 39-year-old IT professional from Chicago, living and working in Sydney for the past six years. She presents with a two-week history of feeling generally unwell, which began during a trip to Brisbane for the weekend with friends.
Case Report 08 August 2017 Dr John Cooper, Alexandra Howard, Associate Professor Darryl Wade

Case Report: Trauma-focused therapy for chronic domestic violence

Stacey, a 28-year-old mother of three young children, is new to the practice. Over the past six weeks, she has attended on several occasions for treatment of her children’s minor ailments.
Case Report 25 July 2017 Dr Doron Sher

Case Report: An arm that won't straighten

A painter’s elbow is becoming increasingly painful and difficult to bend. History Mike, a 55-year-old right-handed painter, presents with an aching pain in the right elbow and increasing difficulty bending the elbow.
Case Report 18 July 2017 The Lancet

Case Report: Chronic knee swelling reveals a serious infection

Chronic knee swelling leads to the discovery of a serious infection.
Case Report 11 July 2017 Dr David Bossingham

When providing history is life-saving

An urgent phone call awaits you one morning. It is an uncommon event when the director of intensive care from the local hospital wants your help and advice.
Case Report 04 July 2017 Dr David Bossingham

Recurrent facial pain leads to a chronic diagnosis

Hannah, 40, is a single parent who is well known to you. She presented feeling miserable and in considerable pain from a swelling on the left side of her face. She had experienced rigors overnight and had been vomiting. Swallowing had become impossible.