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Phacking Nerds Podcast with GP Sceptics

I was lucky enough to be invited onto the shiny, new and sensible GP Skeptics podcast last week. This is a relatively new project for a relatively old GP ;-).  Justin has been on the podcast before, he is the sort of GP I would like to be when I grow up… one day. Dr Justin […]

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December 2016 Journal Club with First10EM

Welcome back the the last journal club with Dr Justin Morgenstern for 2016. [Yes, it is now 2017… but that’s life.]  Another batch of 10 delicious articles to satisfy your post-Christmas cravings for academic nerdiness.  There a bit of something for every taste this month.  Below are the articles with links to the full text […]

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November 2016: First10EM / Broomedocs Journal Club

Welcome back Another month, another sheaf of articles hand picked by Dr Justin Morgenstern for your edification.  Check out the written summary over at First10EM for the visual learners! This month we cover the perils of beef jerky, chocolate, PEs and codeine.  Of course, there is a bunch of other stuff that you need to […]

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October 2016 Journal Club with First10EM

Welcome back to the podcast for October’s Articles of the Month Another month of interesting reading with Dr Justin Morgenstern.  Check out the First10EM blog for full written version. Here’s the podcast: DIRECT DOWNLOAD Below are the written summaries and the links to the original papers: Coming soon: Daily home D-Dimer testing Prandoni P, Lensing […]

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On Sick Kids and CRPs

Today I am doing a post-publication review of an interesting paper that popped into my inbox this week.  This paper was sent to me by the University of Lueven where the research was based via a promotion email. This is the promotional email, entitled: “Rapid blood test can rule out serious infections in children”. Rapid blood […]