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Probing Paediatric Pneumonia with Dr O’Brien and Lissaman

Drs Adam O’Brien and Claire Lissaman are the authors of a new study looking at the diagnostic characteristics of lung US for Paediatric pneumonia. The study was entitled: Lissaman et al Prospective observational study of point-of-care ultrasound for diagnosing pneumonia  in Archives of Diseases in Childhood  July 2018 [full text PDF] In this interview we talk about the study and how […]

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Time to Pause, Reflect & Pay It Forward

Gday So it has been a month since my last post, which I think is a Broomedocs record!  I decided to take a litle time to pause and reflect, do a bit of reading and work on a few of my other projects.  Don’t worry – all the clinical stuff will return soon.  Justin and […]

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Clinical Case 133: POCUS Perils [and the Debiasing Dance]

I am a mad point-of-care ultrasound [POCUS] fan.  I scan pretty much every patient that I can.  I do this to sharpen my diagnostic skills, practice and to explore new utilities of the humble ultrasound.  However, as my POCUS practice has matured and I have made countless errors; I am learning very slowly to do […]

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Pneumonia Ultrasound Diagnostic Strategy

In June I will be travelling to the Emerald Isle to attend and learn at the SMACC Conference in Dublin.  One of my jobs whilst I am there is to help out on the SMACC Mini workshop – I will be talking about using lung US to diagnose paediatric pneumonia.  Clearly, I am a self-confessed […]

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Clinical Case 103: Midnight MacGyver Medicine

This is an exercise in medical minimalism.  I am going to throw you a case and a set of resources – you need to say how you would manage it.  I am going to release my strategy in a few days.  So here we go – here is the case… Firstly, a little bit of […]