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Clinical Updates, Page 2

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 …

Ebola: the State of Play in SA

The CDCB at the SA Department of Health has provided a fairly good summary of the current state of the Ebola outbreak, …

Some HINTS on vertigo

A 76yo man presents to ED with 2 days of continual vertigo.  He feels unsteady and generally unwell, but denies any weakness, …