Franz Wiesbauer explains how to differentiate between metabolic acidaemia caused by a loss of bicarbonate and that caused by the addition of acid.
Franz Wiesbauer looks at acid-base compensation and some super-simple rules that will help you decide whether compensation is adequate or not.
Franz Wiesbauer explains the relationship between pH, HCO3 and pCO2 and a simple rule which will help you decide whether the primary problem is respiratory or metabolic in nature.
Franz Wiesbauer explains how to express prognosis with the help of life tables and why this is essential to understanding Kaplan Meier curves.
Franz Wiesbauer looks at how a doctor can work out the probability of disease when confronted with a positive or a negative test result and how the prevalence of a given disease affects this probability.
Franz Wiesbauer looks at the impact of specificity and sensitivity on positive predictive value (and thus validity of a test) and why one has a bigger impact than the other.
Franz Weisbauer explains how to calculate mortality rates for various subgroups, proportionate mortality, and why proportionate mortality is not a measure of risk.
Dr Nikolaus Mayr, we review strategies to ultrasound the pancreas and help identify pancreatitis with the help of ultrasound imaging.