Category: Research

August Round Up – Podcast

Welcome to our audio round up of everything on the blog during August. As the world continues to be in the grips of the Coronavirus pandemic there have been more papers looking at all aspects

The ‘Roid’ to Recovery? REMAP-CAP @ St Emlyn’s

This week JAMA published three important trials on the use of steroids in patients with severe COVID-19, with an additional cherry on top; a subsequent inclusive meta-analysis (totalling 7 RCTs and 1703 patients) from the

JC: Haloperidol for Headaches. St Emlyn’s

Lone acute severe headaches are a common and sometimes complex presentation to all Emergency Departments. There are obviously life threatening causes of a headache that we rule out with judicious history taking and examination. The

JC: Halt! It’s not time for TXA! Or is it? HALT-IT results at St Emlyn’s

If you’re any kind of emergency care aficionado, you probably worship at the altar of tranexamic acid (TXA). With data showing more favourable outcomes from its use in traumatic bleeding​(1)​, post-partum haemorrhage​(2)​, maybe traumatic brain

The RECOVERY platform trial: No benefit to Hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19. St Emlyn’s

We’ve talked about the RECOVERY trial on the blog and podcast before. This is a UK based platform trial (more on this later) looking at patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19. It’s an open label

Covid19: Lessons from Sports and Exercise Medicine. St Emlyn’s

We got together with Dr Nathan Lewis and Dr John Rogers to discuss how lessons from Sports and Exercise Medicine might help during the Covid19 pandemic.Click on the podcast link below The main messages for

JC: The PEPTIC study PPI vs H2RBs on the ICU. St Emlyn's

The PEPTIC study is a randomised controlled trial of a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) vs. Histamine-2 Receptor Blockers for ulcer prophylaxis on the ICU. Think Omeprazole vs. Ranitidine as your choice of prophylaxis. Although there

St Emlyn's in Brum #ICSSOA – Day 3

The final day is upon us. Some tired eyes and aching feet, no doubt fresh from the #party. Despite this, my first session was in a fully packed room. Well done all – cardiogenic shock

St Emlyns in Brum #ICSSOA – Day 2

Onwards to day 2 then, and how better to break your fast than with some EVIDENCE. Lovely. Today’s scientific discourse came courtesy of 6 big names and focused on fluid therapy, blood pressure targets and

St Emlyn's in Brum #ICSSOA 2019 – Day 1

We’re here again at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art Conference. This year for 2019 it’s in Birmingham (possibly the best city in the world, though of course I’m slightly biased having grown


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