Category: Acute Medicine

2019 Novel Coronavirus (Wuhan) at St Emlyn’s

Thursday afternoon, I brazenly told my director that the coronavirus needn’t warrant immediate concern.  I didn’t want to add to the typical hysteria that leads to people purchasing too many medical supplies that then results

Risk scores for cardiac chest pain: the first head-to-head comparison!

Suspected cardiac chest pain: everyone sees it, everyone has a different clinical pathway, and everyone has a different risk score for it. This week the Emergency Medicine Journal published our paper “Comparison of four decision

Level Pegging? JC and the PEGeD study @StEmlyns

It’s not often you see a mate as a lead author in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). When you do, it needs celebrating. Hats off to Associate Professor Kerstin de Wit (nee Hogg),

JC: Top 10 papers 2018-2019 for #RCEM Annual Scientific Conference. St Emlyn’s

This week the St Emlyn’s team is in Gateshead for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s annual scientific conference. This year I’ve been tasked with putting together the top 10 (plus 1) papers of the

The future of diagnostics

The Future of Diagnostics #stemlynsLIVE

Making diagnoses is arguably the most important aspect of our work in Emergency Medicine. Until we know something about the nature of a patient’s condition, we can’t make informed decisions about whether they need to

All you need to know about Listeria. St Emlyn’s.

Before you start reading this blog summary, I have a small confession to make: I do not think I have ever treated an adult patient with confirmed Listeria infection. Maybe this is because of the

Podcast Round Up March 2019. St Emlyn’s

Here’s our regular monthly round up of the best of the blog from March 2019

JC: Pulmonary embolism, ambulatory care and the goddess of the hunt

This post covers a talk I was asked to give at the recent RCEM CPD conference in Belfast. A great event, and well hosted in spite of the LOC chair becoming indisposed by imminent fatherhood.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease in the ED. St Emlyn’s

Virchester is recognised as a specialist centre for patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). This is an interesting and occasionally challenging group of patients who may require some modifications in your approach to referral,

JC: Taking the PESIT – How Common is PE Among ED Patients with Syncope?

You might remember the tremendous stink around PE prevalence caused by the outcomes of the Pulmonary Embolism in Syncope Italian Trial (PESIT)1 from when it was published back in 2016; we covered it here at St

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