Category: COVID19

JC: Does post exposure prophylaxis (with HCQ) work in Covid-19?

The utility of hydroxychloroquine in the management of Covid-19 often seems to be more of a political than a medical debate. Many politicians, journalists, hacks, and a whole range of social media experts have an

Covid-19 in Italy with Roberto Cosentini part 2. St Emlyn’s

Ed – Back at the beginning of the pandemic we had a fantastic contribution from our friend and colleague Roberto Cosentini on the Bergamo experience of dealing with this terrible disease. It turned out to

Dexamethasone, COVID-19 and the RECOVERY trial. St Emlyn’s

We have previously covered the RECOVERY trial on St Emlyn’s noting that the first results out of this large pragmatic, adaptive design platform RCT showed no benefit to Hydroxychloroquine. A few weeks ago a press

COVID-19 Journal Club: The Director’s Cut #5

We have searched every COVID-19 publication, and summarised the literature of everything published in the last week. We have highlighted those papers that will be of interest to EM clinicians on the front line. This

COVID Journal Club #8 – The Webinar. Thursday 18th 11am BST

We took a well earned break last week from the weekly Covid19 webinar and journal club, but we are back on Thursday with 5​1–5​+1 papers to keep us all thinking about how we use science

May 2020 round up podcast

It’s been another month of Covid complexity and more. I got together with Iain Beardsell to talk through the highlights of the month on the blog and podcast. Much has changed in May. We are

The RECOVERY platform trial: No benefit to Hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19. St Emlyn’s

We’ve talked about the RECOVERY trial on the blog and podcast before. This is a UK based platform trial (more on this later) looking at patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19. It’s an open label

Covid-19 journal club

Covid-19 Journal Club: The Director’s Cut #4

We have searched every COVID-19 publication, and summarised the literature of everything published in the last fortnight. We have highlighted those papers that will be of interest to EM clinicians on the front line. This

Purposefully Practicing for COVID-19

“When” not “if” Purposeful Practice? To purposefully practice you must:– Deliberately target specific skills during shifts, seizing opportunities to drill or do them for real. – Push yourself out of the comfort zone.– Seek immediate feedback or self-reflect on stuff that can

Diagnosis and Treatment of VTE in the COVID-19 era

Ed – this post supports a webinar Dan gave with Thrombosis UK. We hope to link to that content when it’s ready. First of all, thanks to Thrombosis UK for inviting me to speak at


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