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To Touch or not to Touch that is the Question. Touch and COVID19

‘The anticipation of touch is one of the most potent sensations on Earth‘ Richard J. Finch Usually, around Christmas time I can set a record for the amount of hugs and kisses I can share

JC: Aspirin is not effective for hospitalised COVID19 patients. St Emlyn’s

We’ve reported on the RECOVERY trial several times already on the blog. It stands out as the most important trial of therapeutics in hospitalised patients with COVID19. This week the RECOVERY trial has released the

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Colchicine does not improve mortality in COVID19. St Emlyn’s

This week the RECOVERY trial has released the first results from the Colchicine arm of the trial. We await the pre-print and the peer reviewed paper, but we are already very familiar with the trial

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JC: RECOVERY trial shows Tocilizumab effective for COVID19. St Emlyn’s

In arguably the most important therapeutic news of the pandemic since Dexamethasone, the RECOVERY trial investigators have revealed the initial results on the Tocilizumab arm of the trial showing a significant benefit. This short blog

Risk stratification in the ED for COVID19 patients: The PRIEST study. St Emlyn’s

A core skill in emergency medicine is in the identification and classification of risk categories for the patients we see. For many conditions we have derived, validated and refined scoring systems over many years (for

JC: Hydroxychloroquine in the the treatment of hospitalised COVID19 patients.

We previously covered the RECOVERY trial press release on the use of HCQ for hospitalised patients with COVID19. This is a UK based platform trial (more on this later) looking at patients admitted to hospital

POCUS for COVID19 – Sounding out a Virus

Written by Anna Colclough, Nick Mani, Rachel Liu & Cian McDermott  Edited by Cian McDermott @cianmcdermott We had a super interactive RCEM Clinical Leaders Point-of-Care Ultrasound Zoom call on Thursday April 23 2020. This session

Covid19: Why we need Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) more than ever during a pandemic. St Emlyn’s

Evidence based medicine (EBM) is one of the four pillars of St Emlyn’s. We are usually pretty sceptical about adopting treatments without high quality evidence publishfred in a decent journal and with critical appraisal. Covid19

Covid19: Induction materials for docs redeployed to Emergency Medicine. St Emlyn’s

I think everyone is struggling with staffing issues at the moment. A combination of sickness and self isolation is decimating staffing rota in EDs around the world. Use these resources to share with those coming

Covid19: Lessons from Sports and Exercise Medicine. St Emlyn’s

We got together with Dr Nathan Lewis and Dr John Rogers to discuss how lessons from Sports and Exercise Medicine might help during the Covid19 pandemic.Click on the podcast link below The main messages for