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Delayed Dialysis Disasters

Working in the Kimberley is a constant challenge.  The medicine is fascinating, the logistics can be difficult.  Fortunately, our patients tend to be quite robust.  There is one particular scenario that epitomises this dynamic perfectly – the “missed dialysis” patient. What am I talking about?  There are a few things to you need to know […]

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First10EM Journal Club: August 2019

Hello! We are back.  After nearly 2 months of hiking, cruising, paddling and driving all over North America I have just returned to sunny Broome and managed to do some actual work.  Apologies for the downtime and I hope you enjoyed the collaboration projects. Justin Morgenstern has sent me another batch of papers which we […]

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First10EM Journal Club: March 2018

Welcome back – another episode of the sporadic journal club this month.  In this month’s episode, Justin and I cover chest pain, LPs, nebulised furosemide, the Lazarus phenomenon and of course, the sport of Quidditch.  Spoiler alert: Quidditch players suffer wrist sprains and insightless injuries to their own pride… You can check out the written […]

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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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A COMPASS that points Nor’west

Today I’m on a deep dive into a newly released trial that has the potential to change the way we manage chronic, stable atherosclerotic disease.  The trial under the spotlight is the COMPASS trial (full text PDF here) published online in the NEJM on August 27, 2017.  It was launched at the European Cardiology Society (ESC) […]