All posts by Rick Body

Professor Richard Body MB ChB, FRCEM, PhD is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Manchester. He is honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation trust. He is also the Group Director of Research & Innovation at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, which is the largest NHS trust in England. His research interests include diagnostics, cardiac disease and the philosophy of emergency medicine. He is an acclaimed international speaker on cardiac diagnostics . He can be found on Twitter as @richardbody

Icatibant for ACE inhibitor induced angioedema

Patients presenting to the ED are tending to get older, have more co-morbidities and take more medications. As this happens, in my experience we seem to see more patients with complications of those medications. Something

One high sensitivity troponin test to rule out acute myocardial infarction

This month I was honoured that a study I wrote with some terrific colleagues from Europe, Australia and the US has been published as the ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Academic Emergency Medicine. This was a secondary analysis

Cardiology Case 05: Detective work

  It’s been a while since we shared a cardiology case but here’s a cracker for you. As usual, see our Caveats and Cautions. While these cases are based on our genuine experiences (often pooling several

Dancing in the purple rain: lessons for clinicians from Prince

This year has been a tough one for the loss of celebrities. We’ve lost some great people. It doesn’t seem two minutes since the world was mourning the great David Bowie and now we hear

JC: Why don’t we use dexamethasone for children’s asthma?

This post is written by Dr Niall Morris Prednisolone is about as tried and tested a treatment as we have in medicine. We all know how fantastic it is for settling down exacerbations of asthma.

Getting your chest pain evaluation right: #UMECS16

Last week, while Iain was giving a keynote lecture in Austria, I was also heading for distant shores to speak about chest pain evaluation at a special conference set up by the legendary Amal Mattu:

#RCEM15: LIVE

It’s finally here! The Annual Scientific Conference of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine #RCEM15 is starting in Manchester. Thanks to the awesome staff at RCEM and the terrific AV team at Manchester Central, we’ve

JC The REVERT trial: Dip or doom for SVT in the Emergency Department?

SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) is something we see a lot of in Emergency Medicine.  Any emergency physician will tell you exactly how satisfying it is to treat a patient with SVT.  There must be close to a

The North West Emergency Medicine Regional Research Symposium 2015

On Thursday 23rd July we held our annual North West Emergency Medicine Regional Research Symposium. This is an opportunity to celebrate some of the fantastic Emergency Medicine research going on around Greater Manchester. And this