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Stump the Chump with RVTS

My latest collaboration podcast whilst away on leave was a recorded “Stump the Chump” case discussion with the RVTS Grand Rounds. The RVTS is the Remote Vocational Training Scheme I it is a vocational training program for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities throughout rural and remote Australia.  The purpose of the program is […]

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First10EM Journal Club: March 2017

Hello EBM listeners After a month of radio silence we are back with the March episode of the Justin & Casey Journal club. This month we have 11 papers in 3-quarters of an hour. We cover the good, bad and ugly of migraine sprays.  How Facebook stats can determine your longevity, Marik’s Magic Sepsis Sauce […]

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Stats, CRP and Sick Kids

So I have been having a particularly nerdy week. After the recent review of the point-of-care CRP paper I got to thinking.  We all seem to have an opinion about CRP based on what we think we know – but I think most of us have a pretty shady understanding of the true diagnostic characteristics […]

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On Sick Kids and CRPs

Today I am doing a post-publication review of an interesting paper that popped into my inbox this week.  This paper was sent to me by the University of Lueven where the research was based via a promotion email. This is the promotional email, entitled: “Rapid blood test can rule out serious infections in children”. Rapid blood […]

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No Xray, No Problem: the evidence

So in case you missed #SMACC in Chicago – I was lucky enough to be able to talk about one of my greatest passions – bedside Ultrasound. The talk was a bit of the evangelical side – the goal being to try and make the audience think about how we image patients. I wanted to […]