Category: Journal Club

Musings form the evidence based journal club at St Emlyns

February 2019 Podcast round up: St Emlyn’s

Welcome to this month’s round up podcast with the St Emlyn’s team. This month Simon reviews the top posts from Feb 2019. Click on the play button below to listen to the podcast, or download

JC: The beauty of simplicity. ANDROMEDA-SHOCK St Emlyn’s

For many years, we have enjoyed discussing the concept of euboxia in critical care. If something has a normal range, and abnormality is bad, surely using medical interventions to restore it to the norm can

CAN 8: p-values

We’ve not done a critical appraisal nugget for a while now. No excuses, we’ve just been busy with other stuff, but we need to rectify that now. This week I sat down with Rick Body

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

January 2019 round up podcast. St Emlyn’s

Welcome to this month’s round up podcast with the St Emlyn;’s podcast. This month Simon is joined by Rick Body. Click on the play button below to listen to the podcast, or download to the

JC: Why do bleeding trauma patients die? St Emlyn’s

Just a quick JC blog post this week to point you to an editorial written by Karim Brohi and John Holcomb on why, and when, patients die of trauma. The editorial appears in Intensive Care

#SASEM2019: Top 10+1 papers

This week I am in Jeddah at the Saudi Arabian Society of Emergency Medicine1. It has been a fabulous few days so far. The content is good, the presentations are way above average and I’ve

JC: Can HEMS improve patient outcome in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest? St Emlyn’s

This week we are briefly looking at an interesting paper that suggests that HEMS services have much to offer in the management of traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA). We know that outcomes from TCA are poor,

St Emlyn’s 2018 Critical Appraisal book.

We are delighted to share the latest e-book from the St Emlyn’s team. This collates key critical appraisals from the team, published in 2018. This is the collection of journal club posts from the St

JC: Do you see the light? Serum neurofilament light chain for prognostication following OOHCA

I’ve been meaning to do a blog on this paper for some time now. Paul Young, who’s opinion I have a lot of time for, seemed clearly excited about its release. And in December at

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