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Clinical Case 146: Heady Heart

Welcome back to the first Clinical Case for 2019. I have been having a great break over the summer doing a bit of travel and spending a lot of time in the ocean. For a look at my latest photographic adventures check out the pics here The case today starts in a small community clinic […]

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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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On Free Will, Consciousness, Attention & Gestalt

DasSMACC is just a few days away.  So to get you thinking I have decided to post this rambling train of thoughts that has been brewing for a while in the recesses of my brain.  In honour of our German hosts – this one is an exploration of the concept of Gestalt with a wide […]

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Phacking Nerds Podcast with GP Sceptics

I was lucky enough to be invited onto the shiny, new and sensible GP Skeptics podcast last week. This is a relatively new project for a relatively old GP ;-).  Justin has been on the podcast before, he is the sort of GP I would like to be when I grow up… one day. Dr Justin […]

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SMACCDUB: Bayes 2016 – A Diagnostic Odyssey

At the last SMACC outing in Dublin I gave this talk about Bayes’ theorem in medicine.  The challenge was to try and show how we can use this elegant idea in our day-to-day work. Today the audio version has been released on the SMACC podcast for all to hear.  It is a somewhat technical talk […]