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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,

COVID-19 Resources

As knowledge about the COVID-19 pandemic increases we will endeavour to keep all of the St Emlyn’s resources here for you in one easy to find page. We’ll also add links to other FOAMed resources

JC: Critical Care Reviews day 2. #CCR20. St Emlyn's

In addition to the presentation of the VITAMINS trial and the PEPTIC trial we also saw a number of other papers presented. These are listed below, but have not been fully critically appraised. We’ll leave

The VITAMINS trial

JC: The Vitamins trial. Hydrocortisone, Vit C and Thiamine (Marik protocol – or not?) in sepsis. St Emlyn's

You may remember the controversy about Paul Marik’s suggestions that a combination of Vitamin C, steroids and Thiamine (sometimes known as HAT​1​) is a cure all for sepsis. There were some rather dramatic claims that

World Sepsis Conference: #wsc18 an Online, Free, #FOAMed style conference this week. 5th/6th September.

There is no doubt that I love a conference. I’ll freely admit this. I love the travel, the connections and the opportunity to learn, but I also have anxieties about the inequality of conferences, notably

JC: Intravenous fluid therapy in critically ill adults (review). St Emlyn’s

The use of Intravenous fluid therapy and the controversies around them have been a theme of the blog from the very beginning. From the early days when evidence increasingly pointed to the harms of starch

JC: Oxygen in the Acutely Unwell Patient. St Emlyn’s

When I started in medicine all resuscitation started with some form of supplemental oxygen. Whether that was by face mask, LMA or intubation, oxygen was the mainstay of initial treatment and you would even fail

JC: So long Salt and Saline? St Emlyn’s

Simon has already covered the recent SMART trial1, regarding the comparison of balanced crystalloid solutions versus normal saline for resuscitation in critically ill adults. However, there was another paper in the same edition of the


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