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Prostate Cancer 2017: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

  If you follow this blog far enough back you will read early rumblings about the futility of prostate cancer screening.  The last ten years has seen a “slow growth” of international guidelines stating that this is something that we probably should NOT be doing… and yet, it remains one of the most common screening […]

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January 2017 First10EM Journal Club

Greetings fellow EBM nerds of a feather! Its the the end of the month already which means that it’s time to review all the interesting  papers that Justin has found on his night table in his cold, Toronto apartment. This month is we do are covering othopaedics, zipper injuries, anxious chest pain patients and a whole […]

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TOP 10 Tips for Learning Bedside Ultrasound

I do quite a bit of teaching on the basics of ultrasound and try to coach our trainees through the their first experiences with bedside US.  Over the years I have learned a few tricks and tips which I think are very useful to optimise the learning and development of “hands on” sonography skills. I […]

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Clinical Case 138: the Possibly Paraletic Paedestrian

This is a bit of Medical MacGyverism that I have tried in the past and failed, but got right recently. Here is the case – could be any day in our shop… The ambulance have arrived in ED with a young man who was “found down” on the sidewalk with no witnesses to the preceding […]

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Phacking Nerds Podcast with GP Sceptics

I was lucky enough to be invited onto the shiny, new and sensible GP Skeptics podcast last week. This is a relatively new project for a relatively old GP ;-).  Justin has been on the podcast before, he is the sort of GP I would like to be when I grow up… one day. Dr Justin […]