Tag: CC1

The LoDED trial

JC: Are we fully LoDED?

Over the last few years many of us in the UK have started to incorporate high sensitivity troponin into the assessment of patients presenting with chest pain. We have seen these samples taken at ever

2019 Novel Coronavirus (Wuhan) at St Emlyn’s

Thursday afternoon, I brazenly told my director that the coronavirus needn’t warrant immediate concern.  I didn’t want to add to the typical hysteria that leads to people purchasing too many medical supplies that then results

A Decade of Diagnostics in Emergency Care

When we saw in the last decade, I’d just finished my PhD looking to discover the ‘new troponin’. At the time, patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACS) were routinely admitted to hospital to undergo

Risk scores for cardiac chest pain: the first head-to-head comparison!

Suspected cardiac chest pain: everyone sees it, everyone has a different clinical pathway, and everyone has a different risk score for it. This week the Emergency Medicine Journal published our paper “Comparison of four decision

Thromboprophylaxis in Lower Limb Immobilisation #RCEMASC2019

Now the TiLLI project has been completed, I have been asked to give a late breaking abstract presentation at the upcoming annual scientific conference of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), to discuss the

JC: Pulmonary embolism, ambulatory care and the goddess of the hunt

This post covers a talk I was asked to give at the recent RCEM CPD conference in Belfast. A great event, and well hosted in spite of the LOC chair becoming indisposed by imminent fatherhood.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease in the ED. St Emlyn’s

Virchester is recognised as a specialist centre for patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). This is an interesting and occasionally challenging group of patients who may require some modifications in your approach to referral,

Taking a travel history in the ED by StEmlyns

  Clinical scenario: A young man returns from Thailand where he spent two weeks in rural areas backpacking, rafting, mountain climbing before he starts university back home in Scotland. He has returned to the UK

Breaking news: Zika virus update. St.Emlyn’s.

Zika virus update for UK emergency physicians on St.Emlyn’s. infectious disease emerging.

Taking a sexual history in ED

Emergency physicians often feel that taking a sexual history in EDs is something medical school and specialty training have not prepared them very well for. This comes as no surprise as it differs significantly from