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GBL Overdose and what to do about it

In what seems like an age ago I was asked to speak about Chemsex  at the EuSEM conference in Prague. It was a (somewhat scary) privilege to talk to the crowd about Chemsex and in

JC: Effect of Ascorbic Acid, Corticosteroids, and Thiamine on Organ Injury in Septic Shock. The ACTS Randomized Clinical Trial St Emlyn’s

Back in 2017 the sepsis world had a rather strong reaction to a paper published by Paul Marik that suggested that a combination of steroid, vitamin C and Thiamine could cure sepsis. The data, published

Covid-19 Journal Club: The Director’s Cut #6

The Emergency Medicine Academic Group based out of Leicester have given us another fantastic directors cut. Check out their work here! Professor Tim Coates and Dr Mohammed Elwan have searched every COVID-19 publication, and summarised

Look at what they make you give

Ed – We received this post just as the extent of the Coronavirus pandemic was becoming clear and thought it best to delay publishing until life in our Emergency Departments was slightly more “normal”. The

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

CODA ZERO is here. St Emlyn’s

This week marks the return of CODA, or rather the start of the CODA project that developed from the genre changing SMACC conferences. I was lucky enough to be involved in setting up the first

Podcast: June and July Round Up. St Emlyn’s

Our own version of Buy One Get One Free* this month, where you get a round up of two months of blog content. Coronavirus continues to dominate the medical (and non-medical) headlines, and we discuss

Some Background Learning – a simple way to add education to your ED

In medicine we are always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver education. In the post-COVID age the traditional model of everyone sitting in a room receiving a presentation can now only be a

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

Top 10 trauma papers 2019-2020 for Liverpool Trauma Seminars. St Emlyn’s

This week I am presenting (virtually) at the Liverpool Trauma Seminar. This is a new initiative that aims to provide a multispeciality, multidisciplinary trauma conference in the North West of England. It’s run out of


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