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JC: Anterior pituitary disorder following head injury. St.Emlyn’s

For reasons which I can’t discuss here I’m quite interested in the incidence of pituitary axis dysfunction following head injury, and indeed in the outcomes following all severities of head injury that we see  in

Miscommunication and Handover in the ED. St Emlyn’s

Eavesdropping On my last set of night shifts I was reviewing a patient on our observation ward when I overheard the following nursing handover: “Mrs Jones is waiting for ophthalmology to close her eyelid wound.

JC: If the Video Laryngoscope was stroke thrombolysis……. St.Emlyn’s

It has been truly fascinating to look at the responses to the paper on use of the glidescope for trauma patients. The post looks at the paper from R Adams Cowley shock trauma centre that

What I do on my holidays, by Alan Grayson, aged 37 and a half. St.Emlyn’s

  The most amazing place in the world! Thanks to @TropicalEDdoc, @Lanafeld and @abc730 for the prompt for this.       [blackbirdpie url=”″]   Drugs and music have always been a fairly potent combination.

Emergency Medicine: A risky business part 6. How many steps to disaster?

So what do we mean by a miss exactly? Is it always a terrible thing and why is it that if we constantly miss diagnoses (we do you know) we are not in court every

What, where and who is St.Emlyn’s?

What where and who is St.Emlyn’s? I have recently been asked about St.Emlyn’s and Virchester. Many people have suggested that this is a mythical place, but whilst the standard of care is indeed magical at

Perimortem C-section at St.Emlyn’s

There are a few blog posts that seem to stick in the mind more than others, and certainly ones that I direct colleagues back to on a regular basis. One of these for me (and

JC: HEMS doesn’t work – at least not for the Dutch

Dutch HEMS from wikipedia We all love helicopters, don’t we 🙂 We love the idea of swooping from the sky to save a patient at the moment of near death before whisking them off to

Are you sure that’s allergic?? Angioedema in Scarbrough

A guest blog from an old friend and colleague from the the other side of the Pennines. Andy Volans is consultant in Emergency Medicine in the seaside town of Scarborough, Yorkshire. A lovely part of

balanced sedation

Balanced Sedation in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

Listen to the podcast then read on. So I said……….. …., because I was trying to be a bit cheeky. There is a serious point here though. I don’t know the exact motivation for asking