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Clinical Case 107: Subarach Sans Scan

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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The 7 Laws of Diagnostics

March 6th 2014 is Change Day in Australia.  Change Day  is a movement promoted by individuals working within the health system. It is all about each of us Making a Pledge to do one thing (or many things) to improve the health and wellbeing of others. What pledge can you make to improve patient, client and consumer […]

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Overdiagnosis in Medicine: Dr Justin Coleman

Today’s podcast features Australian GP, writer and thinker Dr Justin Coleman. Justin is a GP currently working in Brisbane in Aboriginal Health at Inala Indigenous Health Service. Justin is also a prolific writer – he has been producing great medical writing for about 20 years.  He is the president of the Australian Medical Writer’s Association, […]

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Dysmenorrhea with Dr Penny Wilson

Dysmenorrhea is a very common problem in primary care, and can even turn up in the ED from time to time. As a bloke GP mainly doing ED stuff, I rarely have to treat it beyond suggesting some OTC NSAIDs and a hot pack. So I have teamed up with Dr Penny Wilson (@nomadicgp) who […]

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SOLVing the swab dilemma

OK, I have a confession to make.  I am a truly appalling gynaecologist!  I know, I claim to be a generalist – one who loves it all – but when it comes to the non-pregnant women I admit that I am sometimes less than enthusiastic. Now this is not such a dilemma as I work […]