Monthly Archives: September 2011

Cormac offering a Wombat a World Cup rematch to see if he can do better than the Wallabies

“Quade Wombat doesn’t seem to want to tackle me, Mummy! Is he a bit scared?” “Quade doesn’t look like he knows what to do next – can you show him how to kick a 22 dropout, Mum?” (thanks to Amy … Continue reading

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Pulmonary Embolus rears its ugly head again!

This is a neat little post by Andy Neill which succinctly explores a recent publication on the idea that we are most likely overdiagnosing PE. It has a pleasing simplicity. Definitely worth a look in light of ongoing online and … Continue reading

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Ireland 15 6 Australia

From the Irish Times: “The rain bucketed down intermittently, the Irish scrum ground the Wallabies into the grass and a huge, colourful Irish crowd sang louder and louder as an epic night went on. This was better than Dublin, as … Continue reading

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Dabigatran – bloody hell!

Saw my first head-injured dabigatran patient the other day. He was completely fine, neurologically intact, and had had no LOC, but had epistaxis and lip lacerations which had clotted fine, and an abrasion on his nose (He also had a … Continue reading

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The Dr Charles Poetry competition

My entries are published here. They are slight reworkings of past scribblings…still not sure if the first one isn’t better in it’s original form of a triptych of (almost) haikus…

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The Cascade Brewery Silos

These guys really don’t want you interfering with their beer (domhnall on the move – uploaded from my iPhone)

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The startling poetry of Leontia Flynn

Again, Leontia’s poetry lays bare the real, the difficult, the simple and the complicated little oddities of life and yet holds a grandeur and power in it’s juxtaposition of the mundane vernacular against the lofty, weighty, visceral concepts that lie … Continue reading

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