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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 […]

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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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September 2016 Journal Club with Justin & Casey

Its a new month and that means a new episode of the First10EM / Broomedocs Journal club. I have learned so much by just hanging out with Justin and reading the papers he digs up each month.  I hope you are learning the easy way too!  This month we have 10 papers for you with […]

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August 2016: Journal Club with Justin & Casey [JC:JC]

We are back – Dr Justin Morgenstern has returned for the second instalment of the First10EM Journal club. We fly through as many papers as we can in a podcast to bring you some of the info you need… and a bit you probably don’t. REMEMBER: we are just a couple of guys with too […]