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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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Dr Roger Browning: On Oxytocin & Obstetric Anaesthesia

Hi all. If you are reading this message – then I am on a beach in Vanuatu eating fish and drinking rum from a coconut.  But I have a treat for you too !   This is a guest vodcast from one of my Obstetric Anaesthesia mentors Dr Roger Browning. Roger is a great bloke […]

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Clinical Case 134: Frequent Fitter Farmacology

Larry is a 45 year old man who is well known to your ED.  He is a frequent flyer [see podcast with Dr Seth Trueger] and attends most weeks after having a seizure in public somewhere. Larry has a background of a traumatic brain injury with a subdural haemorrhage 20 years ago.  This has left […]

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Taking the BS out of Medical Evidence

HI all It has been a bit quiet on the blog over the festive season and with the lead up to SMACC making us all busy beavers. I have a quick recommendation for you – I have started listening to a new podcast – actually it has been going for a few hundred episodes but […]

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Letter to my Registrars: On statins and stuff

Last week in Australia – a 2 part documentary on the Catalyst program (ABC1) raised a lot of questions about the use of statins for the management of low-risk patient’s cholesterol levels.  This letter is addressed to my trainees.   Dear Registrars, By now you have probably had a few patients come through your door […]