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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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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 […]

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Dr Roger Browning: On Oxytocin & Obstetric Anaesthesia

Hi all. If you are reading this message – then I am on a beach in Vanuatu eating fish and drinking rum from a coconut.  But I have a treat for you too !   This is a guest vodcast from one of my Obstetric Anaesthesia mentors Dr Roger Browning. Roger is a great bloke […]

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Lessons Hard Learned: Dr Victoria Stephen

If you enjoyed reading Clinical Case 137 – then you will love this podcast.  That case contained a number of pearls that will be repeated here… This episode of Lessons Hard Learned comes from Johannesburg in South Africa – I am joined by Dr Tori Stephen to discuss a tough trauma case and some pearls […]

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Clinical Case 135: Tackling Trauma in the Bush

This vodcast is a version of the talk I gave last week at the ACEM Annual Scientific meeting in Perth. We were asked to present a “challenging case” – I decided to present a trauma case that I think represents the maturation of my trauma practice. The case is pretty straightforward.  However, there are a […]