Category: Research

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

RCEM day 1

#RCEMasc 2019 Day 1: St Emlyn’s goes north!

We’re at the RCEM scientific conference 2019, and here are the key lessons we learnt on day 1!

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


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