Cardiology Case 01

Here we go with what I hope will become a regular feature of the St. Emlyn’s blog – a cardiology case of the month.  This is something I’ve been running for short while in my

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Managing Im-Patients: The ‘Did Not Wait Patient Management Strategy’ Study

A review of a paper looking at the management of patients who did not wait to be seen in the emergency department. High levels of risk identified.

Ay, There’s The Rub – The Mental Capacity Act in the ED

A clinical case of overdose who declines treatment. How to assess capacity and interpret the Mental Capacity Act in the emergency setting.

Clinical skills – Does anyone use Ophthalmoscopes anymore?

How well do doctors use Ophthalmoscopes in the emergency department

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JC All I want for CRYSTMAS in ITU land…, are some more potatoes, and a drink!

A review of the CRYSTMAS study comparing starch vs. saline for severe sepsis patients.

Do your bit for Africa, review for AfJEM

A request for help from AFEM, the African Federation for Emergency Medicine for reviews for the African Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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You Snooze, You Ooze: Anticoagulants and Minor Head Injury

We’re lucky to have NICE guidelines in the UK.  A couple of years ago, on a visit to the US, one of my collaborators from the US mentioned how jealous he was that we have

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More than a Spot Check?: Meningococcal Septicaemia at St.Emlyn’s

More than a Spot Check – What does the NICE Quality Standard for bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicemia in children and young people mean for the Emergency Dept? Who’s that now? If you work in

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Are they laughing at me? Aortic dissection in the ED.

As the world becomes smaller and our populations more multicultural (Yes I am a “Lefty” Mr Burley)… so communication in our emergency departments becomes even more crucial. Last week whilst working in the UK, I

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JC: Croup: Riding the Dex Express

Sooooo….this paper turned up at JC last week (thanks to Nicola P) and whilst I’m not sure that it meets all three of our criteria for a top JC paper it is relevant as a

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