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The rise and SURPRISE of the DOACs. St.Emlyn’s

Been a while since we have had any clotology on here. That is unacceptable. So here we go with another journal club fest on the management of acute VTE. Now we have improved access to

JC: Clots in Pots gets Top Spot. Thromboprophylaxis at St.Emlyn’s

Every so often, a paper comes along that contradicts your gut feeling and/or current practice and makes you really think hard. That happened to me this weekend. You may have previously seen or heard us

Nil nocere: do no harm reversing warfarin!

A familiar scenario: You are on duty and your standby phone goes off just as you have come back from your coffee break. The ambulance cell informs you that they are bringing in an elderly

VTE masterclass with Dan Horner at #RCEM15

You don’t need me to tell you that VTE is a huge problem. 10 million cases worldwide, a cost to the NHS of £466,000,000 and half a million European deaths every year spell it out.

JC: Do all VTE patients need a CT for cancer?

Virchester has a long history of research in the ambulatory management of venous thromboembolism. Several MDs and PhDs have been completed here looking at both therapeutic and diagnostic strategies in this rather tricky group of

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

The new oral anticoagulants – the good news – or is it?

  A new study in the BMJ this week suggests benefit from use of the new oral anticoagulants. This is of significance to those of us in UK emergency medicine involved in the diagnosis and initial treatment

The POP, the Chief, his risk assessment and her thromboprophylaxis

So, we’ve already talked about this. But changing times call for changing posts. And we want to know what you think… A 30 year old comes in 10 days after being put in an equinus

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Superficial Venous Thrombosis: watch and wait or anticoagulate?

Check out our ICEM poster on this. So, I see this old chestnut is under discussion again. A couple of us from the EmergINg team brought a poster to ICEM on this very topic. Sure you’ll all

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Should POPs be mixed with Heparin?

We published an interesting BET in the EMJ earlier (open access version here) this year about the use of low molecular weight heparin for patients placed in below knee POPs in the ED. This is

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