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Stats, CRP and Sick Kids

So I have been having a particularly nerdy week. After the recent review of the point-of-care CRP paper I got to thinking.  We all seem to have an opinion about CRP based on what we think we know – but I think most of us have a pretty shady understanding of the true diagnostic characteristics […]

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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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Clinical Case 128: Northern Knee Nasty

OK, team.  This is a bit of a teaser for my SMACC Dublin talk “On How I Do Diagnostics”.  I won’t be giving too much away, but wanted to share a bit of local flavour when it comes to diagnosing a relatively common problem.  Acute monoarthritis of the knee…. Lets do a case. Jimmy is […]

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No Xray, No Problem: the evidence

So in case you missed #SMACC in Chicago – I was lucky enough to be able to talk about one of my greatest passions – bedside Ultrasound. The talk was a bit of the evangelical side – the goal being to try and make the audience think about how we image patients. I wanted to […]

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PEMLit Review: Ultrasound for bronchiolitis?

Hi Broome Dockers I started following and reading the PEMLit blog a while ago and have found it a really useful tool for staying abreast of all the latest from the Paeds ED and hospital literature.  You should definitely check it out.  Anyway, since I am always banging on about all things ultrasound and chests […]