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CSAW See-saws

Orthopaedics is really one of the last frontiers of evidence-based medicine.  In this field, there are few high-quality, randomised trials to tell us what works, what harms and what is just a waste of time.  In recent years we have seen some procedures put under the arthroscope and examined by the numbers.  Notably, the very common […]

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First 10EM Journal Club: January 2018

It is a New Year but the same old Journal club with Dr Justin Morgenstern. This month we are tackling a few papers on the futility PEs ( pulmonary emboli and pelvic examinations), the worst APO paper ever and the reason you should wear a cape to work.  If that sounds like your sort of […]

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2017 Wrap Up

It is that time of year. Once again we reach that arbitrary point in space in which we reset our calendar, drink too much and reminisce about the birth of an idealistic, Iron- Age, itinerant carpenter. As is traditional, I would like to spend a moment reflecting on the events that have occurred during this […]

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Clinical Case 143: a Perfect Airway Storm

This episode I reflect upon a really tough airway case. I have asked a number of airway gurus from the FOAMed community to comment on the logistics and plan to manage this case.  Thanks to Tim Leeuwenburg, Rich Levitan, Roger Harris and Dr Richard Lewis of their contributions. The patient 50 year old woman with […]

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First10EM Journal Club: November 2017

Welcome back to the Journal Club with Dr Justin Morgenstern.  It has been 2 months since we last dusted off the papers on Justin’s bedside table… but like a mythical (nerdy) Sisyphus Justin must push another load of evidence out into the ether in order to go back and start the whole process again. This […]