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Rural Anaesthesia PODCAST: February 2019

Welcome back to the latest instalment of the RADU podcast. In this episode I was joined on the couch by my Broome GPA colleagues to discuss a few topics. Thanks to Drs Alex Harris, Melanie Little and Sascha Saharov for providing their expertise. The topics we discuss on this podcast include: Elective GA Caesarean sections […]

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CSAW See-saws

Orthopaedics is really one of the last frontiers of evidence-based medicine.  In this field, there are few high-quality, randomised trials to tell us what works, what harms and what is just a waste of time.  In recent years we have seen some procedures put under the arthroscope and examined by the numbers.  Notably, the very common […]

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Clinical Case 143: a Perfect Airway Storm

This episode I reflect upon a really tough airway case. I have asked a number of airway gurus from the FOAMed community to comment on the logistics and plan to manage this case.  Thanks to Tim Leeuwenburg, Rich Levitan, Roger Harris and Dr Richard Lewis of their contributions. The patient 50 year old woman with […]

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Thoughts on the WOMAN Trial

Postpartum haemorrhage is really quite a broad term. I frequently manage women with retained placental tissue who require manual removal in theatre to halt persistent bleeding. This is routine, mundane Obstetric care. We follow well-trodden protocols. Most of these women do well. We sometimes need to resort to steps 3 or 4 in our algorithm […]

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Prostate Cancer 2017: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

  If you follow this blog far enough back you will read early rumblings about the futility of prostate cancer screening.  The last ten years has seen a “slow growth” of international guidelines stating that this is something that we probably should NOT be doing… and yet, it remains one of the most common screening […]