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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 […]

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Obstetric Anaesthesia for Obstetricians

Welcome back – today’s podcast is all about Obstetric Anaesthesia – from the labour ward, into theatre and on the recovery side. Dr Penny Wilson [ @nomadicgp ] sent me a list of “dumb” questions that she had as an Obstetrician working alongside the GP-Anaesthetists in her practice.  Fair to say that the dark art […]

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Lessons Hard Learned episode 9: Drug errors with Dr Tim

Ok, I need a break from all the Women’s Health.  More still to come on Women’s Health this month.  But I recently recorded another episode of “Lessons Hard Learned” with my mate Dr Tim Leeuwenburg of KI Docs. This is a discussion mainly about drug errors, systems errors and human factors in the commonest errors […]