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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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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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Risk, probability and decisions in Emergency Medicine. St.Emlyn’s

This week we have released the first e-book from the St.Emlyn’s team. You can get the book in two different formats. Download the book from iTunes by clicking on this link Download the book in pdf format from Research Gate…
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Triage: The sorting hat of Emergency medicine, but what are we really seeking? St.Emlyn’s.

The word “Triage” comes from French roots, the origin word “trier” meaning “to sort”.1 This is a process vital to emergency medicine. The idea was born on the battlefields by Baron Dominique Jean Larrey2, a chief surgeon in Napoleon’s Imperial guard,…
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Are you PROcalcitonin? St.Emlyn’s goes bug-hunting.

At work the other day, someone mentioned that we could use procalcitonin to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections, particularly in the paediatric population. It was touted as the answer to that age-old question, “should I prescribe antibiotics for this…
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When is a Door Not a Door? Bias, Heuristics & Metacognition

This is an amended version of a talk on metacognition I gave at the Royal North Shore Hospital Grand Round. The clinical scenario has changed but the content remains the same. The purpose of this talk was to help our…
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The Argument for Systemic Thrombolytics in Submassive Pulmonary Embolism. Swami at St.Emlyn’s

On June 15th 2016, I delivered an 8 minute talk arguing that we strongly consider the administration of systemic thrombolytics in patients with submassive pulmonary embolism at SMACCDub. This talk became infamous not for the content but for the masterful…
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