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First 10EM Journal Club: January 2018

It is a New Year but the same old Journal club with Dr Justin Morgenstern. This month we are tackling a few papers on the futility PEs ( pulmonary emboli and pelvic examinations), the worst APO paper ever and the reason you should wear a cape to work.  If that sounds like your sort of […]

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First10EM Journal Club: November 2017

Welcome back to the Journal Club with Dr Justin Morgenstern.  It has been 2 months since we last dusted off the papers on Justin’s bedside table… but like a mythical (nerdy) Sisyphus Justin must push another load of evidence out into the ether in order to go back and start the whole process again. This […]

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Namibian Didge Lessons

As a kid growing up in rural Australia I was fascinated by the prehistory of our continent.  The ancient Aboriginal stories and creation myths permeated our Western culture.  The opportunity to play the “didge” came up whenever we discovered a discarded length of PVC tube or Mum’s vacuum cleaner pipe laying around.  For those of […]

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First10EM Journal Club: September 2017

Welcome back to another installation of my favourite FOAMed collaboration with Canada’s brightest – the one and only Dr Justin Morgenstern. This month we will be discussing 9 papers and a few random clinical, curly cases.  As always the full text PDFs of the articles we will be discussing are linked below.  You can also […]

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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) […]