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Hopefully you’ve held the 12th May in anticipation of the 2nd #stemylnsLIVE conference. We are back in Manchester in the stunning Compass room at the Lowry centre to learn, share and inspire each other to

January 2020 round up podcast

The latest round up of the blog from Ian and Simon. Click on the links below to take you to each of the individual posts.

JC: Conservative management of pneumothoraces.

When I trained here in Virchester we had a fairly aggressive approach to the management of pneumothoraces. All trauma pneumothoraces got chest drains, a chest drain meant an open one, the size was as big

JC: D-K-hoorAy! New Paeds DKA guidelines

On Monday, the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes published interim guidelines on the management of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in our younger patients (under the age of 18). NICE are planning to fully review

2019 Novel Coronavirus (Wuhan) at St Emlyn's

Thursday afternoon, I brazenly told my director that the coronavirus needn’t warrant immediate concern.  I didn’t want to add to the typical hysteria that leads to people purchasing too many medical supplies that then results

USS guided IVs

JC: Long lines for USS guided peripheral IVs. St Emlyn's

The placing of peripheral IVs is arguably the most common procedure that we do in the ED. However, although common, it’s not always easy and on those occasions when it’s difficult and needed quickly, it

JC: Critical Care Reviews day 2. #CCR20. St Emlyn's

In addition to the presentation of the VITAMINS trial and the PEPTIC trial we also saw a number of other papers presented. These are listed below, but have not been fully critically appraised. We’ll leave

The VITAMINS trial

JC: The Vitamins trial. Hydrocortisone, Vit C and Thiamine (Marik protocol – or not?) in sepsis. St Emlyn's

You may remember the controversy about Paul Marik’s suggestions that a combination of Vitamin C, steroids and Thiamine (sometimes known as HAT​1​) is a cure all for sepsis. There were some rather dramatic claims that

JC: The PEPTIC study PPI vs H2RBs on the ICU. St Emlyn's

The PEPTIC study is a randomised controlled trial of a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) vs. Histamine-2 Receptor Blockers for ulcer prophylaxis on the ICU. Think Omeprazole vs. Ranitidine as your choice of prophylaxis. Although there

JC: The IHME study on the global burden of sepsis. St Emlyn's

Editors note: This blog is based on the presentation of this trial at the Critical Care Reviews conference in Belfast. We will add more data, and be able to add a more detailed critical appraisal

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