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Prostate Cancer 2017: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

  If you follow this blog far enough back you will read early rumblings about the futility of prostate cancer screening.  The last ten years has seen a “slow growth” of international guidelines stating that this is something that we probably should NOT be doing… and yet, it remains one of the most common screening […]

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Clinical Case 138: the Possibly Paraletic Paedestrian

This is a bit of Medical MacGyverism that I have tried in the past and failed, but got right recently. Here is the case – could be any day in our shop… The ambulance have arrived in ED with a young man who was “found down” on the sidewalk with no witnesses to the preceding […]

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Phacking Nerds Podcast with GP Sceptics

I was lucky enough to be invited onto the shiny, new and sensible GP Skeptics podcast last week. This is a relatively new project for a relatively old GP ;-).  Justin has been on the podcast before, he is the sort of GP I would like to be when I grow up… one day. Dr Justin […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Victoria Stephen

If you enjoyed reading Clinical Case 137 – then you will love this podcast.  That case contained a number of pearls that will be repeated here… This episode of Lessons Hard Learned comes from Johannesburg in South Africa – I am joined by Dr Tori Stephen to discuss a tough trauma case and some pearls […]

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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 […]