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

#RCEM15: 24 HOUR EM PEOPLE

The dawn of summer 2015 has been quite an emotional rollercoaster for the #FOAMed world. SMACC US was probably at least twice as awesome as it was hyped up to be – and that’s quite

JC: An International Clinical Trials Day Special

International Clinical Trials Day 2015 is on 20th May.  To mark the occasion we’re going to run an extra special critical appraisal.  This time, let’s look at an awesome piece of work I came across

Good times part 1: DIDO-30 for STEMI

STEMI is one of the true medical emergencies.  We all know that the sooner our patient gets revascularisation, the better they do.  We’ve known this for years.  In a very nice meta-analysis, Eric Boersma showed

The ProMISe Study: EGDT RIP?

Today is another landmark in the history of sepsis research. The long awaited results of the ProMISe trial are finally published in the New England Journal of Medicine. At 56 hospitals across the United Kingdom

The MACS rule: a new user-friendly version

This blog post is based on a paper we’ve just had published in the Emergency Medicine Journal entitled: ‘The Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes (MACS) decision rule: validation with a new automated assay for heart-type fatty

Get the NOAC Knowhow: Novel Oral Anticoagulants Part 1

Where would we be without warfarin?  The good old rat poison has served us brilliantly for decades, allowing us to anticoagulate patients to treat and prevent venous thromboembolism, prevent stroke in AF, and so much

Is severe chest pain more likely to be a heart attack?

    Have you ever heard this sort of conversation in your ED? Junior ED doc: Can I run my patient by you, please? Senior ED doc: Sure Junior: I  have a 40 year old man with chest

Simon, Rick and Natalie LIVE at Manchester Medical Society!

By now I’m sure you know that Simon, Nat and Rick will be giving talks for the Manchester Medical Society Emergency Medicine section on Tuesday 25th November 2014 about #MedEd: The Future’s Bright.  The Future’s

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#MedEd: The Future’s Bright. The Future’s #Social

One of the most awesome developments at St. Emlyn’s over the last year or so has been the St. Emlyn’s events that we’ve started running.  The godfather of #FOAM himself, Joe Lex, was our first ever

The Challenge and Value of Research in Emergency Medicine: at DGINA 2014

On 7th November this year I was hugely honoured to give two invited talks at the annual conference of the German national society for Emergency Medicine – DGINA 2014 in Nuremberg.  This conference was organised