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November 2016: First10EM / Broomedocs Journal Club

Welcome back Another month, another sheaf of articles hand picked by Dr Justin Morgenstern for your edification.  Check out the written summary over at First10EM for the visual learners! This month we cover the perils of beef jerky, chocolate, PEs and codeine.  Of course, there is a bunch of other stuff that you need to […]

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SMACCDUB: Bayes 2016 – A Diagnostic Odyssey

At the last SMACC outing in Dublin I gave this talk about Bayes’ theorem in medicine.  The challenge was to try and show how we can use this elegant idea in our day-to-day work. Today the audio version has been released on the SMACC podcast for all to hear.  It is a somewhat technical talk […]

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October 2016 Journal Club with First10EM

Welcome back to the podcast for October’s Articles of the Month Another month of interesting reading with Dr Justin Morgenstern.  Check out the First10EM blog for full written version. Here’s the podcast: DIRECT DOWNLOAD Below are the written summaries and the links to the original papers: Coming soon: Daily home D-Dimer testing Prandoni P, Lensing […]

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Stats, CRP and Sick Kids

So I have been having a particularly nerdy week. After the recent review of the point-of-care CRP paper I got to thinking.  We all seem to have an opinion about CRP based on what we think we know – but I think most of us have a pretty shady understanding of the true diagnostic characteristics […]

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On Sick Kids and CRPs

Today I am doing a post-publication review of an interesting paper that popped into my inbox this week.  This paper was sent to me by the University of Lueven where the research was based via a promotion email. This is the promotional email, entitled: “Rapid blood test can rule out serious infections in children”. Rapid blood […]