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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 […]

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Clinical Case 093: Jaw fractures made easy

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This case was inspired by Dr Anand Swaminathan out of New York.  Anand recently uploaded a JAMIT video tutorial on the “tongue-blade test” for mandible fractures. In case you have never heard of this or never actually tried it – check out the video here first.  A cool 1-minute demo and discussion.  From the twitter comments […]

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PE Prognostication (part 3): Dr Senthi Strikes Back

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To CT, or not to CT: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the lungs to suffer The risks and harms of outrageous investigation Or to take up probes against DVTs of troubles, And by sonography end them? To die: to bleed; No more; and by our tweets to say we end The head-ache […]

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PE Prognostication with Dr Anand Senthi (part 2)

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Ok, its here – the second part of the PE podcast.  This is where all the new concepts are squirrelled away.  We know that our current approach to PE is imperfect and likely does harm to a good number of patients – so can we do better? Dr Anand Senthi is back to run us […]