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December 2016 Journal Club with First10EM

Welcome back the the last journal club with Dr Justin Morgenstern for 2016. [Yes, it is now 2017… but that’s life.]  Another batch of 10 delicious articles to satisfy your post-Christmas cravings for academic nerdiness.  There a bit of something for every taste this month.  Below are the articles with links to the full text […]

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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 […]

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PODCAST: First10 EM Papers of the Month

Welcome back – I know it has been a while… its not you, its me! I have been busy doing nothing in my annual post-SMACC holiday somewhere. Today I am happy to present a new collaboration.  The First10EM blog is an awesome resource for the time-poor clinician wanting to stay up-to-date with the literature.   Dr […]

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Pneumonia Ultrasound Diagnostic Strategy

In June I will be travelling to the Emerald Isle to attend and learn at the SMACC Conference in Dublin.  One of my jobs whilst I am there is to help out on the SMACC Mini workshop – I will be talking about using lung US to diagnose paediatric pneumonia.  Clearly, I am a self-confessed […]