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The Challenge and Value of Research in Emergency Medicine: at DGINA 2014

On 7th November this year I was hugely honoured to give two invited talks at the annual conference of the German national society for Emergency Medicine – DGINA 2014 in Nuremberg.  This conference was organised

New NICE high sensitivity troponin guidance: 3 hours and done?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) from the UK has just published new recommendations for the use of high sensitivity troponin to rule out NSTEMI in the Emergency Department.  You can find

Stop Crying Your Heart Out – Paediatrics at St Emlyn’s

Most EDs in the UK see a mixture of adult and paediatric patients. You’ve probably seen sick adults as part of your F1 year but we know that for many new ED docs this is

When Victoria Brazil came to St. Emlyn’s: The Full Story

If you could pick just one speaker from SMACC Gold to give a bespoke, inspiring talk to you and your colleagues locally you probably couldn’t do it. Your mind would shut down – there were

Syncope at St Emlyns

This post is part of our continuing induction podcast series, designed to guide you through the common conditions we see in the department and to help you avoid common pitfalls. One of the presenting complaints

High sensitivity troponin at St. Emlyn’s

Recently we published part one of our series on cardiac troponins.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can find it here.  In the second part, we’re going to take a look at high

An Introduction to the Breathless Patient in the ED

Patients with “shortness of breath” are a challenge in the ED. Shortness of breath can be a frightening presenting complaint for both patients and doctors. When you think about it, it represents the body struggling

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I Can’t Get You Out of my Head – Headache at St Emlyns

We’ve all had headaches, but not often severe enough to prompt us to seek help in an Emergency Department. Many patients presenting to the ED with a primary presenting of feature of headache will have

Cardiac Troponin: The basics from St. Emlyn’s

Do you remember when it took three days to ‘rule in’ or ‘rule out’ an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)?  When I was a medical student doing my first clinical attachments, I remember doing ward rounds

The Archers of the Emergency Department. St.Emlyn’s

It is a little known fact that to be successful as an emergency physician in the UK it is vital to take a three month rotation in Archery. Archery is a key skill for us

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