All posts by Simon Carley

Simon Carley MB ChB, PGDip, DipIMC (RCS Ed), FRCS (Ed)(1998), FHEA, FAcadMed, FRCEM, MPhil, MD, PhD is Creator, Webmaster, owner and Editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Consultant in adult and paediatric Emergency Medicine at Manchester Foundation Trust. He is co-founder of BestBets, St.Emlyns and the MSc in emergency medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and is an Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Journal. His research interests include diagnostics, MedEd, Major incidents & Evidence based Emergency Medicine. He is verified on twitter as @EMManchester

Bayes belief and bias

Bayes and Belief: How pre-review belief influences critical appraisal. St Emlyn’s

I’ve been reflecting on why there is disagreement about how influential new evidence is to clinical practice in the last year or so. COVID-19 has shown that the thresholds for what we believe and when

#FOAMed quality

Assessing on-line medical education resources. A podcast with Peter Brindley

Last year I was contacted by Peter Brindley, Leon Byker and Brent Thoma to collaborate on a paper for the Journal of the Intensive Care Society. The aim was to help people understand a little

CODA change

CODA update and links. St Emlyn’s

As it’s the Easter weekend we will keep this brief as we hope that you are taking the opportunity to reflect on an incredibly challenging year with family and friends (albeit with appropriate social distancing

thromboprophylaxis

JC: Thromboprophylaxis on the ICU for COVID-19 patients. St Emlyn’s

The prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) has been a real concern in the management of hospitalised patients with COVID-19. We have previously discussed the role of prophylactic anticoagulation (thromboprophylaxis) for these patients as it was

February 2021 podcast

February 2021 Round Up Podcast. St Emlyn’s

Our regular podcast round up from February 2021. Iain and Simon highlight the key learning points from this month on the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. Please remember to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes/Google

convalescent plasma

JC: Convalescent plasma (still) does not work in COVID-19. St Emlyn’s

The latest results on the use of convalescent plasma in Covid-19 are now out from the RECOVERY trial as a pre-print. As you know we have already covered the trial quite extensively and thus far

cricothyroidotomy

JC: Real world cricothyroidotomy experience. St Emlyn’s

Cricothyroidotomy is a procedure that worried many emergency physicians. Partly because it’s a rare procedure, but also because we are likely to embarking on it at a time when things are ‘going wrong’. The most

Colchicine

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

NoPAC study

JC: The NoPAC trial. TXA does not work for epistaxis. St Emlyn’s

Over the years we have had more than a passing interest in tranexamic acid. In part because we have been involved in some of the research, recruiting to trials, or acting as principal investigators, but

January 2021 Podcast

January 2021 round up podcast: St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best of the blog and podcast from January 2021 with Iain and Simon. The links to the articles are below together with a link to our podcast. Please don’t