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Professor 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 Professor of Emergency Medicine 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

The #FOAMtastic 2012 top ten from St.Emlyn’s

As 2012 draws to a close I have reflected with the  St.Emlyn’s team on a year that has transformed our view of social media, medical education, critical care and emergency medicine. However, let us not

JC: Blunderbuss antibiotics in sepsis??

So, JC time again. Today, someone chose this paper from CCM regarding antibiotic monotherapy compared against an empirical combination strategy for treatment of severe sepsis. So hot off the press it has not even been

The new oral anticoagulants – the good news – or is it?

  A new study in the BMJ this week suggests benefit from use of the new oral anticoagulants. This is of significance to those of us in UK emergency medicine involved in the diagnosis and initial treatment

A career in Emergency Medicine part 2 (b)

Interesting article in the BMJ this week about the crisis in recruitment and staffing in UK emergency departments. You can read the text here. Written by an independent journalist it seeks solutions to the current

SMACC 2013

It seems like everyone is talking about the SMACC conference in Sydney next year, so it’s time that St.Emlyn’s joined the party. Next March (11-13th) SMACC represents a coming together of emergency medicine, critical care

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The dangers of FOAM at St.Emlyn’s

#FOAM and #FOAMed have certainly captured the zeitgeist of emergency medicine but is foam always a good thing? It’s a question that we should ask and it seems that there are some answers in the

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Emergency Medicine: A risky business Part 4

Welcome back to the 4th part of the series looking at understanding risk and diagnosis in Emergency Medicine. In part 3 we looked at how tests with apparently high sensitivities (e.g. 98% sensitivities) actually mean

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Feeling Blue at St.Emlyn’s

A hypothetical case to illustrate a common problem in the ED. It’s reassuring to know that as the nights close in and winter approaches (ice on the car today) that there are still people around

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Getting Chilly Quickly at St.Emlyn’s

I was having a chat with one of my Cardiac anaesthetist chums the other day about ‘stuff’ and in particular some of the rather interesting work appearing in the literature around the use of ECMO

Twitter Journal Club @JC_StE at St.Emlyn’s

Here in Virchester we have run a journal club for many, many years. In fact we consider ourselves to be one of the founding truly evidence based journal clubs with a history dating back to


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