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Professor Simon Carley MBChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), MPhil, MD, FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

JC: Do paediatric CT scans cause cancer? St.Emlyn’s

If I think back to my practice a few years ago (as I’m getting older) there is no doubt that the number of CT scans I’ve performed from the ED has increased. In both my

Do Emergency Physicians judge patients on race, sex, sexual orientation, weight, etc.? St. Emlyn’s

A few years back I picked up a book at the airport by a chap called Malcolm Gladwell, a rather famous writer it turns out and one familiar to many EPs who has produced some

Emergency Medicine: A risky business part 6. How many steps to disaster?

So what do we mean by a miss exactly? Is it always a terrible thing and why is it that if we constantly miss diagnoses (we do you know) we are not in court every

Good news – AoME + GIC = Membership. St.Emlyn’s

            Many Emergency Physicians are deeply committed to education. Many will be also be instructors on life support courses. This will often be done in their own time and at

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JC Cryo + TXA for trauma apparently it also MATTERS. St.Emlyn’s

Thanks to Karim for a heads up on this one. Just a quick post this time, but another paper looking at the use of tranexamic acid in trauma and in this case the potential synergistic

JC: Does Magnesium work in asthma? St.Emlyn’s

This is a roller coaster journey  for me. Many years ago Virchester ED was one of the first hospitals to start using Magnesium for the treatment of acute severe asthma. This prompted great concern amongst

JC: Cullen on high sensitivity Troponin. St.Emlyn’s

There has been much debate about the use of high sensitivity troponins in the ED over the last year, but the picture is getting clearer as we see more trials looking at the utility of

Developing EM – ethical Emergency Medicine in Cuba. St.Emlyn’s

Lee Fineberg and Mark Newcombe are Emergency Physicians and Helicopter-Retrieval specialists from Australia, but more than that they seem to be a couple of top chaps who have devoted a great deal of time and

JC: Is that IV really needed?

Just a quick review of a thought provoking paper in the Annals of Emergency Medicine from a group of docs in Melbourne Australia. It’s thought provoking as I suspect that this reflects practice in many

JC: Delta signs for shock trauma. St.Emlyn’s

I recently had a bit of fun at the Telford trauma conference talking about the top 10 papers of 2012 and in passing mentioned the #dogmalysis of ATLS shock categories published in Resuscitation last year

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