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Thrombolysis in Sub-Massive PE

I gave this talk on the controversial topic of thrombolysis in submassive (intermediate-risk) PE for a CME session recently. This group of …

Early Code Stroke Assessment

Associate Professor Tim Kleinig, Head of the Stroke Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, has kindly shared this presentation prepared for junior …

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 …