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Bob Dunn

GPs and MRIs

Can GPs order MRIs? If so, for what? How easy is it for them? Having discussed this over the weekend in Area …

IST3 18 month follow up mortality

The 18-month follow up of the IST3 trial showed some interesting effects of tPA on mortality. It decreased overall mortality at 6 …

Age adjusted D dimer in PE

We’ve discussed before the use of age-adjusted d-dimer cut-offs in the exclusion of PE. A recently published retrospective study found that 4/273 …

CRP in suspected pneumonia

In their latest guideline, CRP is recommended by NICE to help determine if antibiotics are necessary in immunocompetent patients with a pulmonary …

Transfusion seminar

Preliminary program – 2014 TORC Seminar If anyone fancies ‘one day in September’ in Melbourne, here is your chance – a transfusion …

Stroke thrombolysis

Another study claiming to show that tPA is an effective therapy for stroke. Gumbinger C ,Reuter B ,Stock C ,Sauer T ,Wieth√∂lter …