Category: #FOAMed

Save Yourself Earache – Antibiotics and Otitis Media in the ED

When I was a medical student a friend of mine completed a special study module in ENT which involved a case-based, evidence-based essay on a clinical topic of his choice. He chose acute otitis media.

Karim Brohi on Vascular Injury at the London Trauma Conference

No conversation about the evolution of trauma care in the UK is complete without a mention of Karim Brohi, Vascular and Trauma Surgeon, Professor of Trauma Sciences, friend of St Emlyn’s and all-round nice chap.

You are not a SHOEMAKER. St.Emlyn’s

  Simon recently claimed his new favourite word is pleiotropic, and whilst I don’t want to get into a vocab competition, I offer my own new favourite word: ultracrepidarianism. This is something I am eternally

Get the NOAC Knowhow: Novel Oral Anticoagulants Part 1

Where would we be without warfarin?  The good old rat poison has served us brilliantly for decades, allowing us to anticoagulate patients to treat and prevent venous thromboembolism, prevent stroke in AF, and so much

Problems in Early Pregnancy – Induction

The number of patients seen in each ED with problems relating to early pregnancy in the UK is very variable – some hospitals have rapid referral pathways for patients who know they are pregnant. It’s

Impact Brain Apnoea with Gareth Davies from London HEMS. St.Emlyn’s

I was recently discussing the management of traumatic cardiac arrest with one of my junior colleagues and was surprised to hear that they had not heard of impact brain apnoea as a cause of respiratory

JC: STI’s at Christmas. St.Emlyn’s

  We frequently get asked to do ‘a little bit more’ in the ED. Over the years we have been asked to screen for lots of conditions that may be opportunistically screened for, or which

Studying for FCM (Fellow of Corridor Medicine) at St.Emlyn’s

(Ed – there are two parts to this post. The slightly tongue in cheek beginning and a more serious endpiece that addresses the very real and very dangerous issues of ED overcrowding. If you’re interested

JC: Intra-arterial treatment for Stroke

Here at St.Emlyn’s the whole team loves a good stroke trial as they always throw up controversies and concerns about methods, outcomes and our absolute favourite ‘statistics’. That said, although we love discussing the trials

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Breathe! Approach to the child who is short of breath. St.Emlyn’s

This post in the St Emlyn’s Induction Series covers the approach to the child who is short of breath. Check out the induction podcast below, followed by some learning points and further reading Step One

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