Meningitis

Whether you are working in suburban Melbourne or a refugee camp in Bangladesh, bacterial meningitis is a diagnosis that sends shivers up doctor’s spines and makes lumbar puncture needles suddenly impossible to find. Join us as we demystify that most red-flag of infections, covering everything from what to order on the LP to impress the ID team, how to treat it, and how to differentiate it from encephalitis and other infections.

Multiple sclerosis

readathon

An awful disease particularly relevant in cold Melbourne. Promising therapies on the horizon though, and I like to think my scamming of the readathon as a 9 year old to get some sweet loot played a part.

Here’s the quizlet

A video of pendular nystagmus

The excellent radiopaedia page on multiple sclerosis

Tremor

shakennotstirred

On this podcast, we tell you about Dianne’s debilitating hand tremor and the basics of diagnosing tremor, as well as a bit about how Dianne’s problem might be managed.

Here are some flashcards to practice with

Link dumping ground:

Video of essential tremor examination

Were James Bond’s drinks shaken because of alcohol induced tremor?