Category: Diagnosis

Monkeypox has arrived. Is the panic justified? St Emlyn’s

This blog provides a rapid update on the diagnosis and management of the emerging infection ‘MonkeyPox’. If you want the short answer to the question then it’s no. Don’t panic, but do read on to

Micro Machines: Sick Neonates at #RATH2018

Micro Machines – Sick Neonates at #RATH2018 If there’s one area in paediatric emergency medicine that seems to scare people more than any other, it’s neonates. It’s hard to fathom how something so small can

Troponin and biotin: a lethal combination?

Imagine you’re treating a patient who presented with typical cardiac chest pain. The initial ECG showed subtle lateral ST depression that seemed to resolve on subsequent ECGs. You’re very concerned by the clinical picture and

JC: Can I safely discharge dizzy patients from the ED?

  Last month, I came across a clinical review published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine1 that got me really excited! It got me excited (in a geeky professional sense of course…) as it covered

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St.Emlyn’s goes further north – NEM Conference #NEMC18

It’s the second time I’ve been to the Northern Emergency Medicine conference, this year held in the sunny city of Durham. I say sunny… I needed my jacket. Last year’s programme was great and included

JC: Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Decision Rules & Overtesting Headaches

Headache is a pretty common reason for presentation to the Emergency Department – so common, in fact, that it has two curriculum sections of its own (and we’ve already produced an induction post about headaches that

Risk, probability and decisions in Emergency Medicine. St.Emlyn’s

This week we have released the first e-book from the St.Emlyn’s team. You can get the book in two different formats. Download the book from iTunes by clicking on this link Download the book in

St Emlyn’s in Review – October 2017

It’s great to be back podcasting again after what has been a busy few months, We’re sorry for the hiatus, but occasionally other stuff gets in the way! Here we review some of the amazing

Who gets a Tetanus? You get a Tetanus!

It’s another shift in Virchester ED. You’ve picked up the next card; a 12 year old has stepped on a nail in her grandparents’ garden. You have a look, there’s only a small scratch and

Is cMyC the new troponin?

Anyone who reads the news is likely to have seen the recent paper in Circulation evaluating a new biomarker of acute coronary syndromes: cardiac myosin binding protein C (cMyC) . This paper has been covered


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