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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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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 […]

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CREDENCE Trial PODCAST: Can-I-get-a-flozin?

The CREDENCE trial was published in the NEJM last month and it has made some waves in the world of diabetes management. The headlines state that this SGLT2 drug can reduce the progression of diabetic nephropathy. That is big news indeed. So, what do I think about this new data for a drug that had […]

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Crashing GA Caesarean

In this episode I have enlisted Dr Roger Browning (Obstetric Anaesthetist) to discuss the finer points of giving a safe anaesthetic in the scariest scenario in my practice – the crashing GA Caesarean section. There are many ways to skin a cat and many ways to give a GA for a C-section. Roger takes me […]