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Bronchiolitis 2017: Winter is Coming

The bronchiolitis season is here! Well it is in Broome anyway.  Winter in the southern hemisphere is on the way and we are all ready for the coughing, coryzal, crackly chickens that will crowd into our cubicles soon.  Bronchiolitis is the bread ‘n butter of Paeds Emergency care – this is something we need to […]

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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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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 127: What’s in a Spew?

Hi all, Here is a classic case from the Broome Docs Archive. I will give you the story and the exam and you can let me know what you think is going on, what you would do next and how. Your patient is Tristan – he is a 2 week old (yes, 14 days out) […]