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A COMPASS that points Nor’west

Today I’m on a deep dive into a newly released trial that has the potential to change the way we manage chronic, stable atherosclerotic disease.  The trial under the spotlight is the COMPASS trial (full text PDF here) published online in the NEJM on August 27, 2017.  It was launched at the European Cardiology Society (ESC) […]

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First10EM Journal Club: July 17

Welcome  back to the latest episode of the First10EM Journal Club with Dr Justin Morgenstern – the man who knows less about a lot than anyone I know!  You will have to listen to understand that backhanded compliment! This month we cover 9 papers on a range of everyday topics and as always a few […]

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First10EM Journal Club: June DasSMACC Edition

Welcome back to the roughly monthly Journal Club with Dr Justin Morgenstern of First10EM fame. This month we have a special edition for you – we invited 6 of our favourite EBM FOAMed folks to join us live in Berlin at DasSMACC.  We recorded the following podcast in the hotel lobby bar over a few […]

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On Free Will, Consciousness, Attention & Gestalt

DasSMACC is just a few days away.  So to get you thinking I have decided to post this rambling train of thoughts that has been brewing for a while in the recesses of my brain.  In honour of our German hosts – this one is an exploration of the concept of Gestalt with a wide […]

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Clinical Case 141: Saturnine Palsy

I know – it is supposed to be a Saturday night palsy, but as you know patients rarely bother to read the textbook before injuring themselves or falling victim to circumstance. I was working on a Monday recently, which is weird as I try to avoid Mondays.  A 23 year old woman presented to ED with […]