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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Want to Become an Sono Star?

I have some great news for you all – well those of you who live in Australia anyway.  The use of bedside ultrasound has revolutionised the way I practice over the last 10 years.  Sonography allows us to provide faster, safer and more timely care.  This is especially true in remote and rural locations where […]