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Rural Anaesthesia Journal Club: December 2018

Hello, The 3rd instalment of the Rural Anaesthesia Down Under / Broome Docs podcast is now out. I invited a few of my Broome gas colleagues tot he microphone to share their thoughts on a few recent articles relevant to GP anaesthesia. Dr Mel Little returns to the microphone.  This time we are joined by […]

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VTE Risk and Prophylaxis: Devil in the Details

VTE is a problem – there is definitely a risk of hospitalized patients acquiring and either dying or developing complications from VTE. The problem is that “hospitalized patients” includes very heterogeneous groups of patients.  We know that the higher risk groups DO benefit from appropriate VTE prophylaxis: Orthopaedic surgical patients General and gynaecological surgery Oncological […]

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Hannah’s Story: from DFTB18

This is a podcast episode that is very different from the usual. At the Don’t Forget the Bubble Conference in Melbourne a few months ago there was an evening of storytelling.  This was an amazing night.  We were treated to inspiring and fascinating yarns from some very special people.  I was lucky enough to be invited […]

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Old Doc, New Drug: Gliflozins

Quick confession: I have never read or seen anything about Harry Potter in my life.  It isn’t because I am opposed to the Rowling machine.  I just grew up at the time before Harry and then had kids who missed the last few episodes…  I guess I have a lot to look forward to, one day […]

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Paracetamol PR for Febrile Seizures?

Today I am reviewing a paper from the Paediatric literature that has created a small stir.  Ever since I trained we have managed simple, febrile seizures with no active intervention other than symptom relief and watchfulness.  The Paediatric party-line, based on some data, is that using anti-pyretic medications will not change the prognosis or rate of […]