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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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Rural Anaesthesia Journal Club

Welcome to a new thing on the show – a section all about Rural GP anaesthesia with a shiny new, Anaesthesia Journal club.  On the first episode, I am joined by my colleague from Broome Dr Alex Harris.  Here is what we discuss in written form. OBSTETRIC  ANAESTHESIA International consensus statement on the management of […]

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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 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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Namibian Didge Lessons

As a kid growing up in rural Australia I was fascinated by the prehistory of our continent.  The ancient Aboriginal stories and creation myths permeated our Western culture.  The opportunity to play the “didge” came up whenever we discovered a discarded length of PVC tube or Mum’s vacuum cleaner pipe laying around.  For those of […]