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  1. I'm not trying to be pedantic but the problem is...

    I'm not trying to be pedantic but the problem is that straight comparisons can be downright wrong and completely misleading if you don't have these other elements of the statistical analysis to...
  2. Totally agree. Without confidence intervals and p...

    Totally agree. Without confidence intervals and p values the pretty graphs are meaningless.
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    Didn't JP ride that horse at Galway LAST WEEKEND?

    Didn't JP ride that horse at Galway LAST WEEKEND?
  4. I too am glad to see something coming out! It...

    I too am glad to see something coming out! It would be nice to be able to read the actual study - does anyone have the link if it is available?

    I assume that they preinflated the air vest on the...
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    A concussion doesn't have a location. By...

    A concussion doesn't have a location. By definition, it is a global cerebral dysfunction which is temporary and not associated with a mass lesion. Once you have an abnormality that can be seen on...
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    Yes you and JER are right about the French EMS. I...

    Yes you and JER are right about the French EMS. I vaguely remember that from the Princess Di crash. Though I am not convinced that system makes much sense in the setting of head trauma, but anyway,...
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    The story is a little odd (token COTH...

    The story is a little odd (token COTH neurosurgeon here.)

    It shouldn't take an hour to pack up someone and get them off the course. Mild TBI or severe TBI that is a very long time. For comparison...
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    You're right, I was over generalizing in my...

    You're right, I was over generalizing in my statement. FWIW I've practiced surgery abroad as well so I am aware of the various differences in systems. The reason I was skeptical was not so much that...
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    Sorry, but I don't believe it for a second. He...

    Sorry, but I don't believe it for a second. He had surgery to repair it TODAY. Was in the victory gallop in Scotland on Sunday afternoon. As a surgeon, I find it very hard to believe that he said on...
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    In terms of fatal head injuries related to sport,...

    In terms of fatal head injuries related to sport, 3 day eventing is the second most dangerous, per participant, in the WORLD. Motocross racing is number 1 (barely.)
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    The metal in a spine fusion is actually not meant...

    The metal in a spine fusion is actually not meant to provide permanent structural support. It will fatigue over time. However at the time of the fusion the surgeon also does work on the bone itself...
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    Not Reed but I am a neurosurgeon. This...

    Not Reed but I am a neurosurgeon.

    This phenomenon is called "adjacent segment disease." Basically, it is the problem that occurs when you develop degenerative disease at the level immediately...
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    Another horse with that sort of great flat-ish...

    Another horse with that sort of great flat-ish gallop you describe is FischerRocana. When I first watched her I thought, huh, she is kind of downhill? But then I realized she is just incredibly...
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    Misc thoughts after watching the weekend: ...

    Misc thoughts after watching the weekend:

    Rolex needs to be tougher. Compared to Burghley, Badminton (last 2 years) and the WEG it is clearly a 3.5 star. Thus, we can't put people on teams based...
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    Exactly.

    Exactly.
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    for all this talk about "medical clearance".......

    for all this talk about "medical clearance".... Uh.... That doesn't exist. People like myself have been trying for years to create a evidence-based system of return to play guidelines for riders...
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    I remember seeing pictures of the shrimp cocktail...

    I remember seeing pictures of the shrimp cocktail jump last year and thinking it looked really off somehow. I guess my spidy-sense still works. There is something about it that just doesn't look...
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    Loved seeing Jung go on attack mode in the...

    Loved seeing Jung go on attack mode in the coffin. Unlike basically every other rider I've ever watched, he sensed the horse sucking back before you could see a thing and thus the first thing you...
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    The way that corner fell apart was really...

    The way that corner fell apart was really incredible. Kudos to the builders. THAT is a good example of a safety advance. Of course it does change the competition to an extent - no way that horse...
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    Never mind. I was looking for him on Reggie. ...

    Never mind. I was looking for him on Reggie. Just realized they haven't gone yet.
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    Did Buck retire? He doesn't have a score but if...

    Did Buck retire? He doesn't have a score but if he did I missed that.
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    Rounds are going to keep slowing down I think. ...

    Rounds are going to keep slowing down I think. Those that went very early must be glad today!
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    They said Ellie MacPhail feel at 8, the coffin. ...

    They said Ellie MacPhail feel at 8, the coffin. Several problems there.
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    Well, I take it back. Anthony Patch got a lot...

    Well, I take it back. Anthony Patch got a lot better as he went on. Finished looking nice and strong.
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    Anthony Patch looking awfully sticky. With a...

    Anthony Patch looking awfully sticky. With a early stop a little surprised she didn't pull up since they have gotten around before.
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