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Old Doc, New Drug: Ticagrelor

We all love to interfere with the clotting cascade in modern medicine, and this is a new way to do so!  Yet another unpronounceable new drug.  Ti-CAG-re-lor  is the latest in the family of drugs [cyclopentyltriazolopyrimidines.. forget that word immediately ] that stop clots and start bleeding.  I like to call it “tiger claw” and everyone around […]

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Old Doc, New Drug: Umeclidinium

When I first saw the name of this medication… I honestly thought that some smart physicist had discovered a new element way down the bottom of the period table.  Naturally, being a total chemistry nerd, I was excited… until I realised that it was in fact just another boring drug to treat the most mundane […]

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First10EM Journal Club: July 2018

Good day listeners and readers alike.  Another episode of the Journal Club with Justin Morgenstern is out now.  The papers are all free and linked below.  You can also go over tot he First10EM blog and read the in-depth analysis from my favourite EBM nerd… This month we cover bougies, brain-bleeds and the best Paeds […]

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Rural Anaesthesia Journal Club: with Alex and Mel

This is the second installment of the Rural Anaesthesia Down Under (RADU) Journal Club. In this episode, I am joined by Drs Alex Harris and Melanie Little – both local, fellow Broome GP Anaesthetists. We got together and had a chat about 5 papers covering 4 topics: Perioperative anaphylaxis (the NAP6 Audit) Dose adjustment for spinal […]

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Gamblers and Dissection… a musical treat

Hi All I am just about back after a glorious 6 weeks of long service leave, fun, sun and family. However, I did manage to do a little FOAM stuff this week… Ken Milne from the SGEM podcast / blog started a whole thing about aortic dissection and I couldn’t resist penning this parody of […]