Archives for June 2019

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PODCAST: Vancomycin by Continuous Infusion

A few weeks ago I posted on Vancomycin and the Nephrocidal Maniacs – in that post I described the problems that we have in the Kimberley with MRSA, renal disease and sepsis.  We walk a fine line between toxicity and efficacy when we treat our patients with severe, limb-threatening infections. I have learned a lot […]

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Perioperative Palliative Care by Dr Ramachenderan

This is a quick shout out to my good friend, fellow GP Anaesthetist and all round nice chap – Dr Johnathon Ramechederan. He has co-authored this great article in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management with fellow Albany doctor Kirsten Auret.  It is about how we treat patients with surgical needs towards the end […]

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Old Doc, New Data: Mild asthma strategies

Mild asthma is a disease that every GP manages most days. We are guided by our National Asthma Council recommendations in the treatment of simple, mild asthma. For many patients, the use of intermittent short-acting bronchodilators is the easiest and usually an adequate strategy. Some patients with more frequent symptoms will require some form of […]

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Paediatric Status Epilepticus Debate

Welcome back – as promised this is the bonus segment that was too good to leave in the Journal Club this month. Justin and I invited Dr Damian Roland back onto the podcast to discuss the new evidence which may guide our management of status epilepticus in children. Dr Damian Roland is an Emergency Paediatric […]

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First10EM Journal Club: June 2019

Welcome back to the Journal Club with Justin Morgenstern. This month I have a special bonus segment for you… but first, you have to go through all the usual cacophony of intellectual curiosity that Justin and I seem to indulge in periodically. Below are the papers that made the podcast this month for your reading […]