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The 3rd Horseman: Significance & Relevance

Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Daniel Jolley

Arguably the most important piece of the evidence-based-medicine puzzle is when we ask ourselves: ‘Is this evidence significant?’ ‘Is this relevant to my patients and my practice?’ When we talk about the ‘quality’ of a published [&hellip... Read More


The 2nd Horseman: Quality Evidence

Published on October 3rd, 2014 | by Daniel Jolley

Our understanding of what makes for quality medical research has improved dramatically over the past three decades. We understand that research must be ethical; should be reproducible; free of bias, so that we may make accurate [&hellip... Read More


The 1st Horseman: Publication Overload

Published on August 20th, 2014 | by Daniel Jolley

The number of new medical articles published each month is accelerating. PubMed has over 23 million indexed going back to 1966, adding around 500,000 every year – but that’s just the articles they index. There are [&hellip... Read More


5 things I love about the C-MAC

Published on August 6th, 2014 | by Daniel Jolley

Ah, videolaryngoscopes – wonderful toys increasingly common in operating rooms, intensive care units and emergency departments throughout the world. After the first video laryngoscope was conceived by New York emergency physician Jon Berall in 1998, commercial [&hellip... Read More


The 4 horsemen of the medical research apocalypse

Published on July 31st, 2014 | by Daniel Jolley

The evidence-based medicine movement started excitedly in the 1990s, filled with much promise and hope. The way we practice medicine has been improved by EBM, along with the health of our patients. However it has not been all [&hellip... Read More


Threshold concepts – a gateway drug for clinical teaching

Published on July 12th, 2014 | by Daniel Jolley

I recently learned of something in educational theory that lead me to a small epiphany: threshold concepts. My wife, Dr Kirsten Connan, is a specialist obstetrician-gynaecologist currently completing a Masters in Clinical Education. I had a chance [&hellip... Read More


Metoclopramide: it actually works!?

Published on November 25th, 2012 | by Daniel Jolley

Metoclopramide had long been written off by many anesthetists and anesthesiologists, aware of trials and meta-analyses that show no or limited effect in treating or preventing nausea and vomiting — in particular limited ability to prevent [&hellip... Read More

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