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So Unsexy – Why We Shouldn’t Use The Word Sexy in Clinical Medicine #FIX18

The following post is a transcript of my talk at #FIX18 in New York. You can listen to the podcast of the talk here You can watch a video of the presentation here and

Troponin and biotin: a lethal combination?

Imagine you’re treating a patient who presented with typical cardiac chest pain. The initial ECG showed subtle lateral ST depression that seemed to resolve on subsequent ECGs. You’re very concerned by the clinical picture and

Pointing the Finger – Paronychia in the Emergency Department

It’s odd how we seem to find ourselves with very niche interest areas in Emergency Medicine. Paronychia is one of mine, for a variety of reasons – probably firstly because I used to be a

50 shades of black and white: the folly of dichotomy

In this quick post I’m hoping to get you thinking and asking questions about how we measure things in medicine. And I hope that, like me, it might change how you interpret information in your

104 Reflections from Sydney HEMS – the eBook. St.Emlyn’s

Firstly, the title of this post is not a typo. When I collated the reflective lessons from my series of Sydney HEMS blog posts I realised there were actually 104, not 101. Apologies for the

Emergency Medicine at 50: reflections on our progress

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) is celebrating a landmark in is history: the 50th birthday of UK Emergency Medicine. To mark this event, RCEM has been doing a number of things. There was

Is cMyC the new troponin?

Anyone who reads the news is likely to have seen the recent paper in Circulation evaluating a new biomarker of acute coronary syndromes: cardiac myosin binding protein C (cMyC) . This paper has been covered

Icatibant for ACE inhibitor induced angioedema

Patients presenting to the ED are tending to get older, have more co-morbidities and take more medications. As this happens, in my experience we seem to see more patients with complications of those medications. Something

101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Three: Clinical

This post, detailing my reflections on clinical retrieval medicine, is the third in a series recording my reflections on the past twelve months, which I have spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval medicine.

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