Colour of the wind

Fair warning: this is a difficult read. Many thanks to Janos Baombe, Liz Crowe and Cathy Wield for your wisdom and support in making this post a little less uncomfortable. Before you start This is

New NICE Guidelines on diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism

In the midst of everything that is going on with COVID-19 it is easy to see how important non coronavirus stuff can get overlooked. But we still need to keep our eyes open. After a

COVID-19: Journal Club #3 – The Webinar

Welcome to our third webinar and journal club reviewing recent research and featuring COVID-19 updates, hosted by the University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Royal College of Emergency Medicine in collaboration with St Emlyn’s.

COVID-19 Journal Club: The Director’s Cut #2

References Gattinoni, L., Chiumello, D., Caironi, P., Busana, M., Romitti, F., Brazzi, L. and Camporota, L., 2020. COVID-19 pneumonia: different respiratory treatments for different phenotypes?. Intensive Care Medicine, p.1. Giannakeas, V., Bhatia, D., Warkentin, M.T., Bogoch,

POCUS for COVID19 – Sounding out a Virus

Written by Anna Colclough, Nick Mani, Rachel Liu & Cian McDermott  Edited by Cian McDermott @cianmcdermott We had a super interactive RCEM Clinical Leaders Point-of-Care Ultrasound Zoom call on Thursday April 23 2020. This session

When the plants fight back

Although the blog and podcast have been dominated by COVID-19 over the last few weeks there are always more things to learn beyond virology…. A man in his mid forties (although he looks much younger)

Beyond the ED: COVID-19 and Critical Care

In this podcast, we talk about the clinical journey of a COVID-19 patient and some insights from the critical care unit. There are some concepts here that we probably don’t do full justice to in

COVID-19: Journal Club #2 – The Webinar

Welcome to our second webinar on recent research about COVID-19, hosted by the University of Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Royal College of Emergency Medicine in collaboration with St Emlyn’s. The live event took place

COVID-19 and Blood Clots: Diagnosis, D-dimers and Dilemmas

In a future post I’ll discuss the latest NICE guidance​1​ on the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism. When writing that though I knew that for many of you COVID-19 currently consumes you and all

Covid-19 Journal Club: The Director’s Cut #1. St Emlyn’s

Simon recently published on the challenges of practicing evidence based medicine during a pandemic. We are trying to work out what to do for our patients at the same time that research is emerging at


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