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Strept throat: Global Paeds Hangout

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After the post on Strept throat, Swabbing and Such last week – I have recorded a longish podcast with a gang of international PAeds FOAM crew: Drs Damian Roland,  Seth Trueger and Melanie Thompson.  They joined me for a chat about all things to do with pharyngitis in kids – the diagnosis, the work up, […]

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Papers I Want to Read ( #PIWTR)

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Gday I am introducing a new concept for the blog.  Here is how it goes. I love reading the R&R In the Fast Lane – and contributing interesting papers when I see them.  But….. When I do my research for the various topics we cover here at Broome Docs – I am often left searching […]

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On Sick Kids, Sore Throats, Swabs and Such

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Dear Fellow Doctors, I would like to take a moment of your time to discuss a point of medical practice which seems to remain controversial despite it being really common and a well-researched problem.  I would like to tell you about the modern management of the humble throat infection.  Yes, it is a really common, dare […]

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Relative Absolute Risk

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Gday!  This post is inspired by a few things: A. Dr Andre Bonney (@keeweedoc) who tweeted earlier this week –  B. This article that came out in the Lancet August 16th 2014 on Blood pressure-lowering treatment based on cardiovascular risk: a meta-analysis of individual patient data The bottom line is: “Lowering blood pressure provides similar relative […]

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Migraine Prophylaxis: preventing you a headache

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Migraine headaches are common.  They can be really disabling for patients and if they occur with any frequency they can make life miserable.  Fortunately there are many options out there for the longer term management and prophylaxis of migraine and other primary headaches. The only problem for us is that there are so many, seemingly […]