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PODCAST: Pushing Pressors in the Periphery

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The mantra of the Broome Docs site is “bringing great care, out there.”  And today’s topic goes right to the heart of that theme.  It is one of my pet topics – so apologies in advance if the rant is too long or detailed. This is a discussion about the early management of septic patients. […]

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PODCAST: Shared decision making

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Shared decision making. This is one of the hot concepts in healthcare right now.  It is not new – but it is being embraced in many fields as a part of the trend towards more evidence-based practice and the changing culture of medicine where “doctor knows best” is no longer an acceptable platitude. If you […]

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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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Migraine Prophylaxis: preventing you a headache

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Migraine headaches are common.  They can be really disabling for patients and if they occur with any frequency they can make life miserable.  Fortunately there are many options out there for the longer term management and prophylaxis of migraine and other primary headaches. The only problem for us is that there are so many, seemingly […]

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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 […]