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Clinical Case 108: Planes, Drains and Pneumothoraces

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Another case inspired by a Twitter debate today. A Tweet Case was put forward by @FlyingDrBen  (Ben Darwent) who is based in Perth WA – home of LITFL. My friends Minh le Cong, Karim Brohi and Tim Leeuwenburg started a discussion around the case.  Fair to say it got way too big for twitter!  So […]

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Clinical Case 107: Subarach Sans Scan

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This case is inspired by a Twitter conversation started by Dr Brent May ( @DocBrent ) – he is an Anaesthetist and motorsport doc in Australia. Brent asked the simple question: “SAH Q – no CT available. What is the “usefulness” of RBC count on LP? Lab “unable to do xanthochromia”.  This is a real […]

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Papers I Want to Read ( #PIWTR)

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Gday I am introducing a new concept for the blog.  Here is how it goes. I love reading the R&R In the Fast Lane – and contributing interesting papers when I see them.  But….. When I do my research for the various topics we cover here at Broome Docs – I am often left searching […]

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Relative Absolute Risk – the discussion

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This is a follow up discussion on the recent post on risk – its two flavours being “relative” and “absolute”. This is a quick look at the basics of describing risk and how it can lead one astray! Lets start by looking at how “relative risk” can be used to sell stuff – newspapers, health […]

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Relative Absolute Risk

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Gday!  This post is inspired by a few things: A. Dr Andre Bonney (@keeweedoc) who tweeted earlier this week –  B. This article that came out in the Lancet August 16th 2014 on Blood pressure-lowering treatment based on cardiovascular risk: a meta-analysis of individual patient data The bottom line is: “Lowering blood pressure provides similar relative […]