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VTE Risk and Prophylaxis: Devil in the Details

VTE is a problem – there is definitely a risk of hospitalized patients acquiring and either dying or developing complications from VTE. The problem is that “hospitalized patients” includes very heterogeneous groups of patients.  We know that the higher risk groups DO benefit from appropriate VTE prophylaxis: Orthopaedic surgical patients General and gynaecological surgery Oncological […]

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First10EM Journal Club: July 17

Welcome  back to the latest episode of the First10EM Journal Club with Dr Justin Morgenstern – the man who knows less about a lot than anyone I know!  You will have to listen to understand that backhanded compliment! This month we cover 9 papers on a range of everyday topics and as always a few […]

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PE Prognostication (part 3): Dr Senthi Strikes Back

To CT, or not to CT: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the lungs to suffer The risks and harms of outrageous investigation Or to take up probes against DVTs of troubles, And by sonography end them? To die: to bleed; No more; and by our tweets to say we end The head-ache […]

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PE Prognostication: Weingart Weighs In

OK friends – it has been an interesting week for me on the blog – lots of discussion about the part 2 of the PE Prognostication podcast. If you haven’t listened to the last 2 podcasts then this episode will sound like an American man who has totally lost his mind, but if you go […]

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PE Prognostication with Dr Anand Senthi (part 2)

Ok, its here – the second part of the PE podcast.  This is where all the new concepts are squirrelled away.  We know that our current approach to PE is imperfect and likely does harm to a good number of patients – so can we do better? Dr Anand Senthi is back to run us […]