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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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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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Clinical Cases 122: Feast, Fast or Flood Fluid Freesome

This is a “what would Weingart do?” trio of cases.  If you haven’t been keeping up with ‘the Man’s podcast then you would have missed the last few episodes where he has re-explored the modern paradigm of fluid resuscitation in Critical Care.  We have seen a whole tsunami of potential answers, techniques and a few […]

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Paediatric pneumonia? Lung Ultrasound.

If you are a regular reader then you will know that I have been spruiking lung ultrasound for a few years now.  In fact I wrote this post [ Ultrasound for pneumonia – sounds crazy? ]  way back in early 2012.  There continues to be a slow trickle of studies looking at US for pneumonia – and […]