This is a bit of a rant about a few things that I am interested in lately.
I was watching the FOAMed feed on Twitter the other day when I saw a paper mentioned by Dr Jonathan Henry ( @EmergencyEcho ). Thanks for the post pub, peer review. Here was the tweet that caught my eye:
The highlight statistic here was “59%”, a really low sensitivity for eFAST detection of pneumothorax. This caught my eye as it is one of the lowest sensitivities I have ever seen for the US detection of traumatic pneumothorax. Now, we must note that this is a small, retrospective, single-centre data set. There area lot of potential problems with this sort of study. However, I would like to dive a little deeper into the paper – there are some things we can learn from this data. So onto the podcast to hear what I really think about these numbers.
I am a GP working in Broome, NW of Western Australia. I work as a hospital DMO (District Med Officer) doing Emergency, Anaesthestics, some Obstetrics and a lot of miscellaneous primary care. Also on the web as @broomedocs | + Casey Parker | Contact