Archive for August 2009

This week’s BMJ

August 31, 2009

This week’s BMJ has  a leader article on asbestos related lung disease – you can see it in print, through your letterbox, or maybe here.

The article is written by one-time dundeechest-er Graeme Currie, now consultant physician in Aberdeen.


Do I look like an idiot?

August 31, 2009

Not sure if everyone’s seen this yet? As Omar might say “Indeed…”

Inhalers Can Increase Your Breath Alcohol?

August 25, 2009

Hot off the web-press: Some asthma inhalers driven by hydrofluoroalkanes, contain small amounts of ethanol, this can elevate breath alcohol levels, according to Australian scientists…

Dundee on You Tube

August 20, 2009

I found this video on youtube by a group of dundee students. Clear message. Well done guys.

Air in the wrong place

August 19, 2009

Fresh from The Lancet’s Clinical Picture feature, here’s the CXR and corresponding CT from a patient involved in a road traffic accident.  Can you spot the abnormality on the CXR and CT scan?  What is the prognosis for this condition, and how should it be treated?

Post RTA Imaging - Can you spot the abnormality?

To learn more about this condition, click here, here, or here.

When is enough, enough?

August 19, 2009

Straight from this week’s Lancet is a CXR taken in an ICU department shortly before the demise of the patient.

Can you identify the foreign bodies labelled A – K?

How many foreign bodies are there in one body?

How many foreign bodies are there in one body?

Yes, I do have the answers if you need the help….

TB Lecture

August 19, 2009

We are pleased to announce that there will be an guest speaker in the department this week from Pakistan. He has kindly agreed to give a lecture on tuberculosis in his native country – expect some extremes of presentation from his years of experience in the field.

The lecture will be at 13:00hrs Thursday 20th August, East Block Seminar Room. Do come along.