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Trent Yarwood

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Cairns, Queensland https://yarwood.id.au

Trent is an infectious diseases physician, fencer, antibiotic steward, computer geek and father. In a perfect world, he'd have more time to do all bar the first.

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3rd Qld Antimicrobial Resistance Forum

  I spent yesterday in Brisbane at this year's Antimicrobial Resistance Forum.  As with last year, it was a joint project of the Queensland Statewide stewardship team, UQ IMB's Centre for Superbug Solutions and the Queensland Health Communicable Diseases Network. It's an excellent forum - one that I don't mind treking down to 
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Concern trolling 101

I've thus far avoided commenting beyond a small amount of twitter snark about the woes of Catalyst - once regarded as the ABC's flagship science program, but today I really feel like I have to join the chorus of condemnation. In October 2013, Catalyst broadcast a two-part episode, entitled "Heart 
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It's not cancer

It was interesting to see that Antimicrobial Stewardship made it to the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald (hat-tip to Krispin Hajkowicz - twitter -  for letting me know it was actually on the front page), although I'm equally interested in the fact that it occurred through the lens 
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Bad blood?

As regular as clockwork, at this time of year, articles appear about the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and their desperate need for blood donations across the holiday period.  If you're eligible, please consider giving.   If you move in the circles I do, then shortly after this comes the 
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Superbugs - No more!

(RBWH Head of Antimicrobial Stewardship and A/Director, Statewide Stewardship Network Dr Krispin Hajkowicz, photo from this tweet by Queensland Health Media team)     I flew to Brisbane yesterday (and back, very happy the kids got me up at 6 this morning) for the launch of Antibiotic Awareness 
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We are all terrible

You've probably heard that the word "doctor" comes from the Latin docere - "to teach".  The original Hippocratic Oath talked about teaching the art: I will reverence my master who taught me the art. Equally with my parents, will I allow him things necessary for his support, and will consider his 
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Lessons from the Poor Cousin

Me, testing out very fashionable Ebola PPE I reckon every specialty has its unfashionable discipline.  I'm not trying to down-play the significance of these conditions to people with them, or to the infrequent specialist who likes these less popular areas.  But functional bowel disorders for the gastros, myalgic 
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These elephants aren't causal, either

It's been a while since I've fired up the blog, and longer since I did a journal club, but this article from BMJ has gotten right up my nose - partially because of the article, and partially because it's been doing the rounds in the news media (and as an 
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On Impossibility:

An Open Letter - from the anonymous SMO to the Premier  of Queensland and the Minister for Health   These words are not mine - but the opinions in them are common to many of us.   Date: 7 March 2014 10:48:17 PM AEST To: thepremier@premiers.qld.gov.au Cc: Health@ministerial.qld.gov.au   Subject: Nothing 
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