The Ondansetron question

In your standard ED practice – do you give anti-emetics (specifically ondansetron) to children with gastroenteritis, hoping to improve the tolerance of oral rehydration? This has always been a debated topic, but has recently been given

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Rabies management in the ED.

Interesting article in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps on the management of Rabies. Now, we don’t get a lot of Rabies in Virchester, but the weather is so terrible here lots of

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The wise thirsts for questions, not answers!

The following post displays comments from tweets about speakers at the 14th ICEM in Dublin in June 2012. Some reflect evidence-based medicine, some just personal practice supported by expert opinion only. We post these in order to

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ON POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS: a diet PEPSE served on ice

You are on a busy shift in ED when a young man in his twenties presents after having being triaged with a “personal problem” he would not disclose in triage. He has asked to see

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#ICEM2012

Following on from the amazing twitterfest at the International Conference of Emergency Medicine in Dublin I think there will be many emergency physicians updating, revising and expanding their online presence. There is no doubt that

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BestBets – Whole-body CT In trauma patients

This week Simon, Dan and Rick discuss a great BET from Hong Kong. Should we routinely CT our major trauma patients from vertex to symphysis?? We think so, but what’s the evidence. Giles and Scott

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