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Optic nerve sheath diameter: window to the soul?

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Almost exactly 3 years ago I posted an article looking at the utility of ultrasonographic Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter measurement to assess patients for raised intracranial pressure.  That post is here The idea is sound, the optic nerve sheath is an extension of the subarachnoid space – so if ICP goes up it should expand […]

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Medical myth : Give Max with your Morph?

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Gday readers.  This post is the result of a recent Twitter discussion involving a group of FOAMites including: @EMManchester, @smotovmd, @EMS_Junkie, @ KangarooBeach, @rfdsdoc, @MDAware, @Darn_if_i_know, @OneArmWonder, @Lyall I had a very Orthopaedic weekend – footy season is back, lots of minor injuries.  And then the seasonal influx of tourists – means a lot of […]

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Bedside Ultrasound Evidence Echoes

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As you might know – I am an Ultrasound tragic.  You may not know that I will also confess to being a little obsessed with biostatistics.  So in the lead up to SMACC GOLD I have been doing some research and come up with a few interesting info graphics that I thought I would share […]

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Vitamin D with Dr Robin Park

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This is a cross post from the FOAM4GP website. The new blog / podcast is aimed at trainees and practicing primary care docs, GPs, students and anyone with an interest in preventative care and evidence based medicine. Dr Robin Park has been producing a series of really cool, concise and entertaining dives into the evidence […]

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Letter to my Registrars: On statins and stuff

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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 […]