The Emerging Evidence for a Genetic Susceptibility to Severe Covid-19. St Emlyn’s

A defining feature of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the wide spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from asymptomatic viremia to life-threatening illness.1 Factors such as advancing age and co-morbid status have been shown to strongly correlate

Risk stratification in the ED for COVID19 patients: The PRIEST study. St Emlyn’s

A core skill in emergency medicine is in the identification and classification of risk categories for the patients we see. For many conditions we have derived, validated and refined scoring systems over many years (for

Tocilizumaybe? Immune modulation in COVID-19 @StEmlyns

I am sure many of you saw the breaking news on the BBC the other week, about a new wonderdrug to strengthen our defences against the tidal wave that is COVID19. This follows a press

COVID-19 testing

Understanding COVID-19 testing with Rick Body. St Emlyn’s

This week Simon and Rick got together to talk through the latest technologies, uses and performance of COVID-19 testing. We think it’s a really useful listen to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various

JC: Convalescent plasma in COVID 19 patients.

This month the BMJ has published a trial on the use of convalescent plasma in the treatment of admitted patients with COVID-19 (the PLACID trial). Convalescent plasma therapy basically takes plasma, together with antibodies from

TERN, the Delphi method and research priorities @St Emlyns

Research, trainees and prioritisation in UK emergency medicine.

The UK Trainee Emergency Research Network (TERN) was created (officially) in 2018 and mentioned previously by Simon & Dan in this early digital outing. The initial mission was to demystify clinical research, improve access to research

JC: Spot the Difference, what can we do about petechiae? St Emlyn’s

Back in 2013, I wrote a post here on petechiae in well kids; it received a phenomenal number of views for reasons I don’t quite understand (I think it ended up as a link somewhere

CODA Zero episodes now open access.

I’m not sure whether you have noticed, but the first two episodes of the CODA Zero program are now live on their website. If you did not already know, the CODA project is designed to

October 2020

October 2020 round up podcast

October was a busy month with a strong theme of trauma and coagulopathy. Iain and Simon got together to podcast the highlights which you can listen to on the link below, or even better subscribe

Why infection control failures might kill your patients and colleagues. St Emlyn’s

This blog is based upon a short lecture given by Simon Mardel OBE (1,2). He is an emergency physician who has extensive experience in humanitarian work. He has worked in many infectious disease outbreaks around

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