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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 […]

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ConSEPT Trial: Phenytoin vs. Levetiracetam in Status Epilepsy

Hi All, Just got home from the excellent, engaging and enjoyable experience that was Don’t Forget the Bubbles 2018. It was really a fun event and the vibe was very relaxed.  There was a lot of “soft stuff” with patients, families and advocates talking to the clinicians.  However, there was also a good measure of […]

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Clinical Case 142: Studying Swooning at Sixteen

Welcome back – this is the first case for a long while and it is also the first case presented on the new podcast segment! The working Title is: Rob’s Probs and Casey’s Cases  (Ed: may change if we come up with something better) The new podcast series is all about CLINICAL REASONING.  Exploring how […]

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First10EM Journal Club: September 2017

Welcome back to another installation of my favourite FOAMed collaboration with Canada’s brightest – the one and only Dr Justin Morgenstern. This month we will be discussing 9 papers and a few random clinical, curly cases.  As always the full text PDFs of the articles we will be discussing are linked below.  You can also […]

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Fatherhood, Faeces and Fear… a Rural Doctor’s story

Hi All, this is a written version of the talk I gave at Don’t Forget the Bubbles in Brisbane today:   I would like to tell you a story. Let me take you back to spring, 2009. Exciting times. My wife, Zivana and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks. We spent […]