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Stump the Chump with RVTS

My latest collaboration podcast whilst away on leave was a recorded “Stump the Chump” case discussion with the RVTS Grand Rounds. The RVTS is the Remote Vocational Training Scheme I it is a vocational training program for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities throughout rural and remote Australia.  The purpose of the program is […]

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On the Pomegranate Podcast

This month I am away from Broome on some long service leave. So I am going to share a few collaborations that I have been involved in recently. First up is this podcast with Mic Cavazzini from the Australian College of Physicians. The Pomegranate Podcast invited our local team of Kimberley physicians on to discuss […]

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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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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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I: Vancomycin & the Nephrocidal Maniacs

Vancomycin was first isolated in 1953 by Edmund Kornfeld from a soil sample collected from the jungles of Borneo by a missionary. It is produced by the soil bacterium Amycolatopsis orientalis. It was first licensed for use in patients with penicillin resistant Staph infections in 1958. Yes, vancomycin has been around longer than the Beatles! […]