Category: Research

The MACS rule: a new user-friendly version

This blog post is based on a paper we’ve just had published in the Emergency Medicine Journal entitled: ‘The Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes (MACS) decision rule: validation with a new automated assay for heart-type fatty

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

The Heart Under Stress – St. Emlyn’s at SMACC Gold

  Chris Nickson (@precordialthump) is a genius in many ways. Not only does he organise arguably the best healthcare conference in the world right now, but he’s also a very clever chap when it comes

How accurate is clinical judgement for acute coronary syndromes?

This blog post is based on the paper published in the EMJ this week – Body R et al. Can emergency physicians rule in or rule out acute coronary syndromes using clinical judgement? EMJ 2014

Louise Cullen on why most published research is wrong. St.Emlyn’s

I have to agree with all the sentiments about SMACC being the best conference in the world for a blend of science and practicality for critical care medicine. I also find that SMACC conference talks

JC: Plasma-lyte or Saline in Trauma? St. Emlyn’s

We’ve been having debates about what fluids to use in trauma and sepsis for about as long as – well – about as long as we’ve had fluids.  We’ve had quite a bit of dogma going round,

JC: Rapid update on the resus pearls of 2013. St.Emlyn’s

Two papers on the prepublication list at the Resuscitation Journal. The first is open access (#FOAMed), and both are worth a read. There are some great resus pearls in here. Paper 1 covers highlights in

JC. ACS: Antiplatelets ACCOAST-ed?

Most people I talk to who work in Emergency or Acute Medicine hate chest pain.  Personally I think they’re crazy but I can see where they’re coming from.  Chest pain is the most common reason

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JC: PROMMT Pre-hospital fluids for trauma – do they improve survival?

If you’ve read St.Emlyn’s before you will know that we adore any papers that challenge dogma and so it is that this week I came across this paper in the Journal of Trauma and Acute

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