The #FOAMtastic 2012 top ten from St.Emlyn’s

As 2012 draws to a close I have reflected with the  St.Emlyn’s team on a year that has transformed our view of social media, medical education, critical care and emergency medicine. However, let us not

JC: Blunderbuss antibiotics in sepsis??

So, JC time again. Today, someone chose this paper from CCM regarding antibiotic monotherapy compared against an empirical combination strategy for treatment of severe sepsis. So hot off the press it has not even been

The new oral anticoagulants – the good news – or is it?

  A new study in the BMJ this week suggests benefit from use of the new oral anticoagulants. This is of significance to those of us in UK emergency medicine involved in the diagnosis and initial treatment

A career in Emergency Medicine part 2 (b)

Interesting article in the BMJ this week about the crisis in recruitment and staffing in UK emergency departments. You can read the text here. Written by an independent journalist it seeks solutions to the current

SMACC 2013

It seems like everyone is talking about the SMACC conference in Sydney next year, so it’s time that St.Emlyn’s joined the party. Next March (11-13th) SMACC represents a coming together of emergency medicine, critical care

JC: Trends in CT/MRI for Atraumatic Headache in the US

Last Friday (30th November) we looked at the paper below in both the physical and virtual journal clubs of St Emlyn’s:   It doesn’t take a great leap of imagination to see how this could

NICE on headaches

  Everyday is a school day!   NICE (the National Institute for Healthcare and Clinical Excellence) have recently issued their new recommendation on the management of headaches in young people and adults. For those colleagues

Getting Chilly Quickly 2…. Early hypothermia for ROSC?

By now, we all are thoroughly convinced as to the benefit of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. (if you don’t do this in your hospital, you really should not be seeing OOHCA patients….).  In addition, the

JC: Gut feeling about serious paeds infections

So, I am back to rainy Northern England after my exotic travels to Cameroon and Gran Canaria (note: I still managed to join Twitter JC every Friday!) to find a paper on my desk for

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The dangers of FOAM at St.Emlyn’s

#FOAM and #FOAMed have certainly captured the zeitgeist of emergency medicine but is foam always a good thing? It’s a question that we should ask and it seems that there are some answers in the

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