Tag Archive: CC3

We call it massiiiiiiivve. PE at St Emlyn’s

I have been asked to talk about the diagnosis of massive PE for the upcoming EUSEM congress in Glasgow this month. We have blogged on this before1, but it’s a thorny issue and one that is probably worth revisiting in…
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JC: Intravenous fluid therapy in critically ill adults (review). St Emlyn’s

The use of Intravenous fluid therapy and the controversies around them have been a theme of the blog from the very beginning. From the early days when evidence increasingly pointed to the harms of starch based solutions1–5 through to one…
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JC: Does Epinephrine work in Cardiac Arrest. St Emlyn’s

Epinephrine use in cardiac arrest is controversial1,2. Despite patho-physiological arguments3,4 that it can improve brain perfusion and even that it may improve the rate of ROSC (Return of Spontaneous Circulation) many have expressed the concern that this does not then…
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Torso Trauma tips and the BASICS North West conference 2018. St Emlyn’s

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Not every conference has to be huge, multimedia and international, there is a lot to be said for local conferences. This week I attended the BASICS North West regional conference1. Here are some of my notes and highlights of the…
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JC: Fluid resuscitation in paediatric DKA. St Emlyn’s

Over the years I’ve had some interesting, and not entirely positive interactions when treating diabetic ketoacidosis in kids. These usually focus around some very strongly held views that unless you do exactly what the other person believes to be right…
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JC: TICH TICH BOOM? TXA in ICH. St Emlyn’s

TXA. Huh. Good god y’all. What is it good for? Absolutely everything. This appears to be the alternative hypothesis for the TICH-2 study 1, published last week in the Lancet. Off the back of recent evidence suggesting early IV tranexamic…
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JC: Oxygen in the Acutely Unwell Patient. St Emlyn;s

When I started in medicine all resuscitation started with some form of supplemental oxygen. Whether that was by face mask, LMA or intubation, oxygen was the mainstay of initial treatment and you would even fail exams for not suggesting it…
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Complications of anticoagulation and how to manage them. St Emlyn’s

So, this was the lecture title I was given for the RCEM CPD conference this year for the geriatric medicine session. Quite the opposite of what I usually talk about, which is thrombosis and why we should anticoagulate everyone. Having…
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JC: Balanced fluids vs Saline on the ICU. The SMART trial. St Emlyn’s

There has a been a little flutter of activity in the #FOAMed world this week about two trials published in the NEJM on the subject of balanced fluids in the care of critically ill patients, and also on admitted patients…
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