Tag: COVID19

Am I going to die? Communicating COVID-19 test results and risk

Going into hospital as an emergency during the COVID-19 pandemic must be extremely scary for patients and their relatives. With no relatives allowed to visit and staff dressed in full PPE, the experience must be

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JC: RECOVERY trial shows Tocilizumab effective for COVID19. St Emlyn’s

In arguably the most important therapeutic news of the pandemic since Dexamethasone, the RECOVERY trial investigators have revealed the initial results on the Tocilizumab arm of the trial showing a significant benefit. This short blog

Leading yourself through COVID-19 pandemic

Lead yourself (through the COVID-19 pandemic). St Emlyn’s with Joke Van kerkhoven

Ed – We are delighted to publish a guest post from a great friend of St Emlyn’s, Joke from Belgium. She is one of a number of superb Belgian emergency clinicians that we have had

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Tocilizumorelikeit? The latest data on Tocilizumab. St Emlyn’s

Hot on the heels of a terrific pun and blog post about the use of Tocilizumab, capturing all the intrigue, hope and caution with the potential use of this novel therapeutic agent for patients with severe

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Vaccines update January 2021: St Emlyn’s

Rick Body has once again put together a great COVID-19 podcast to update us on the latest vaccines roll out in the UK. Prof. Rick Body, Prof. Simon Carley, Prof. Pam Vallely, Prof. Paul Klapper

Moral Injury during COVID-19. St Emlyn’s

Ed – We have previously covered the concept of moral injury on the blog and podcast, largely in respect to the experience of managing patients with traumatic injury. In 2020 the concept has been used

JC: Lopinavir/Ritonavir in the treatment of COVID-19

We have been following the RECOVERY trial closely over the last few months. It’s the largest RCT of therapeutics for COVID-19 in the world and it’s already shown that hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin don’t work in

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JC: Azithromycin in patients hospitalised with COVID-19

As we near the end of 2020, it is worth taking a moment to reflect on what a year it has been. At the beginning of the year we were first hearing about a respiratory

The Emerging Evidence for a Genetic Susceptibility to Severe Covid-19. St Emlyn’s

A defining feature of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the wide spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from asymptomatic viremia to life-threatening illness.1 Factors such as advancing age and co-morbid status have been shown to strongly correlate

Risk stratification in the ED for COVID19 patients: The PRIEST study. St Emlyn’s

A core skill in emergency medicine is in the identification and classification of risk categories for the patients we see. For many conditions we have derived, validated and refined scoring systems over many years (for