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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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First10EM Journal Club: July 17

Welcome  back to the latest episode of the First10EM Journal Club with Dr Justin Morgenstern – the man who knows less about a lot than anyone I know!  You will have to listen to understand that backhanded compliment! This month we cover 9 papers on a range of everyday topics and as always a few […]

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First10EM Journal Club: June DasSMACC Edition

Welcome back to the roughly monthly Journal Club with Dr Justin Morgenstern of First10EM fame. This month we have a special edition for you – we invited 6 of our favourite EBM FOAMed folks to join us live in Berlin at DasSMACC.  We recorded the following podcast in the hotel lobby bar over a few […]

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First10EM Journal Club: May 2017

We are back with another set of papers to dissect, discuss and digest.  Justin and I have been working on a few big projects and are in full prep for the upcoming DasSMACC meeting in Berlin. We managed to skip April, but we are planning something a little special for June in Berlin. If you […]

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Thoughts on the WOMAN Trial

Postpartum haemorrhage is really quite a broad term. I frequently manage women with retained placental tissue who require manual removal in theatre to halt persistent bleeding. This is routine, mundane Obstetric care. We follow well-trodden protocols. Most of these women do well. We sometimes need to resort to steps 3 or 4 in our algorithm […]