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Relative Absolute Risk – the discussion

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This is a follow up discussion on the recent post on risk – its two flavours being “relative” and “absolute”. This is a quick look at the basics of describing risk and how it can lead one astray! Lets start by looking at how “relative risk” can be used to sell stuff – newspapers, health […]

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Paeds Fever Hangout: temps, teething and tots

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Gday, really excited to be able to bring you this latest podcast. A few weeks ago my local Paediatric partner-in-crime; Dr Mel Thompson and I got chatting about fever, teething and other potential errors, biases and pitfalls of Paediatrics. This spilled over onto the Twitter feed – resulting in a brief discussion of Paeds fever.  […]

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Clinical Case 099: To Lose One’s Marbles

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A quick clinical case this week – it is a classical problem with kids – the airway foreign body.  I know there are a few ways to skin the proverbial cat – so I want to hear your approach. The setting is a small ED, no specialists – just the trusty old GP generalist plugging […]

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Clinical Case 097: Paediatric Short case

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Ok a quick case from the Paedtric portfolio. Kathleen is a 13 yo young lady – she presents to the ED with her Mum.  She is a petite girl wearing a fluorescent leotard and supporting a sore wrist.  The triage note states: “Gymnastics injury ? # distal radius” She sure is tender over the dorsal […]

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Clinical Case 094: Little one in big trouble

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Todays case is a Paediatric peril. Just for fun I thought I might run this case backwards.  Start with where we end up and how we got there.  You can tell me how you would have done the middle bit. So here is a shot from the monitor about 20 minutes after intubation. Not the […]