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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

Virchester Journal Club 2012. St.Emlyn’s

  Date Journal Author Paper Blog Post July 2012 N Engl J Med 2012; 367:124-134 Anders Perner Hydroxyethyl Starch 130/0.42 versus Ringer’s Acetate in Severe Sepsis The end for potatoes on the ICU…? July 2012 J

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=”https://twitter.com/Lanafeld/status/304163541714354176″]   Drugs and music have always been a fairly potent combination.

Joe Lex at St. Emlyn’s

On Thursday 25th April 2013 we were honoured to have Dr. Joe Lex at St. Emlyn’s as the first ever Visiting Professor in our virtual hospital.  What a way to start, with the man who has

Emergency Medicine, a risky business Part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work?

Emergency Medicine: A risky business part 5. Does a correct diagnosis mean that the therapy will work? In the previous post in this series around diagnostics we have looked at how the performance of most

Cardiology Case 02: ST depression, no rush? St.Emlyn’s

I can’t believe how time flies.  It’s over a month since Cardiology Case 01 and it’s gone by in the blinking of an eye.  This month’s case is inspired by a discussion we had at

Cardiology Case 01

Here we go with what I hope will become a regular feature of the St. Emlyn’s blog – a cardiology case of the month.  This is something I’ve been running for short while in my

Virchester Journal Club 2013. St.Emlyn’s

Journal Club papers from the Emergency Medicine Journal Club in Virchester. FCEM style critical appraisal questions with all papers reviewed.

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JC: ADAPT my management of low risk chest pain? I’m not sure I will…….

Another Friday another JC in Virchester. Lots of chin stroking and pontification on this one. We looked at the ADAPT trial by Martin Than and colleagues. Essentially they assessed the diagnostic utility of an accelerated

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Deciding Who To Investigate For ACS: The Problem Of ‘Coronary Bridge’

It seems to me that many emergency physicians struggle to understand exactly how we’re supposed to be managing patients with suspected cardiac chest pain.  The first, and arguably most important question, is about who we

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