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Relative Absolute Risk

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Gday!  This post is inspired by a few things: A. Dr Andre Bonney (@keeweedoc) who tweeted earlier this week –  B. This article that came out in the Lancet August 16th 2014 on Blood pressure-lowering treatment based on cardiovascular risk: a meta-analysis of individual patient data The bottom line is: “Lowering blood pressure provides similar relative […]

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Lactate PK by Dr Laura Castle

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Welcome back to our third and final PK presentation from the recent ACEM Winter Symposium in Broome. Dr Laura Castle is a JMO in the Broome ED and I gave her the challenge of covering everything to do with “lactate” in 6mins and 40 secs.  Now there is a lot of physiology, controversy and practicality […]

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Lessons Hard Learned with Dr Dave Forster

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Welsome back to our Lessons Hard Learned series. This one is about patient relationships in clinical settings. Dr Dave Forster is a fellow Broome Doc – he shares a case from his days as a younger trainee.  Not many people know this but Dr Dave is a part-time model.  Sure he is a balding, hairy man […]

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Dr Geordan Shannon – the Pap smear podcast

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May is still Women’s health month – so I invited my mate Dr Geordan Shannon back onto the podcast in order to get a refresher on cervical cancer screening – yes, the dreaded Pap smear. Geordan is a passionate advocate and researcher for Women’s health, sexual health and especially Aboriginal health issues related to reproduction […]

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Mammography and pink cricket bats

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A new review of the breast cancer screening ( mammography ) literature came out in the Lancet this week.  This is essentially an expert panel reviewing old data – nothing new.  The UK-based panel looked a the data from a number of long-running screening cohort studies and produced a set of round number estimates for the […]