Archives for September 2013

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Overdiagnosis in Medicine: Dr Justin Coleman

Today’s podcast features Australian GP, writer and thinker Dr Justin Coleman. Justin is a GP currently working in Brisbane in Aboriginal Health at Inala Indigenous Health Service. Justin is also a prolific writer – he has been producing great medical writing for about 20 years.  He is the president of the Australian Medical Writer’s Association, […]

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Remote Resuscitation

Greetings from sunny Cairns, Qld – where I am at the Bedside Critical Care conference. I had a novel experience the other day.  A remote resuscitation of a critically-injured trauma patient.  Not sure what we should call this…. maybe “VR”for  Virtual Resus, Video Resus, Vicarious resus…. We have recently started using a video interface with […]

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PE Prognostication (part 3): Dr Senthi Strikes Back

To CT, or not to CT: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the lungs to suffer The risks and harms of outrageous investigation Or to take up probes against DVTs of troubles, And by sonography end them? To die: to bleed; No more; and by our tweets to say we end The head-ache […]

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Clinical Case 091: A Pessimists Guide to Trauma

Had a tough trauma case the other day.  Not tough as in: “dying quickly” kind.  But tough as in the decision points were not clear, the findings a little equivocal and there were plenty of diagnostic biases and errors available for me to commit. I have a tendency towards pessimism in my practice – it […]

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PE Prognostication: Weingart Weighs In

OK friends – it has been an interesting week for me on the blog – lots of discussion about the part 2 of the PE Prognostication podcast. If you haven’t listened to the last 2 podcasts then this episode will sound like an American man who has totally lost his mind, but if you go […]