15 March 2018 (Thursday) - Transfusion Evidence Library Update

The nice people at the Transfusion Evidence Library sent me their update today. The article on epistaxis intrigued me; purely because our family seems to suffer from them. And I must admit I rolled my eyes when I saw the articles on fresh frozen plasma. If ever there was a topic on which opinion is always changing…

Click on any of the links below to view the article in the Transfusion Evidence Library database. Enjoy your update!

Clinical Commentaries

15 March 2018 (Thursday) - Oncologist Newsletter

The Oncologist Newsletter appeared in my in-box today. You can see it by clicking here.
Does Brexit *really* delay cancer treatments?

13 March 2018 (Tuesday) - IBMS Newsletter

The IBMS Newsletter email appeared in my inbox today:

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There was talk about International Women’s Day. Am I wrong in thinking that if there was ever a profession in which men are in the minority, it is mine?

And I was intrigued by the IBMS statement on reflective practice issued in light of the High Court ruling regarding Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba. The statement said a lot without actually saying anything.
This case and ruling worries me…. having been there myself. We will have a future with no medical professionals because you can get far more money by driving a train and not have the worry that an honest mistake will land you in prison.