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VITT

Post-vaccine headache in the Emergency Department: what you need to know. St Emlyn’s

I am sure you all saw the recent MHRA press release and guidance, discussing the issue of a possible link between the AstraZeneca COVID19 vaccine and a rare type of thrombotic condition of Vaccine induced

#FOAMed quality

Assessing on-line medical education resources. A podcast with Peter Brindley

Last year I was contacted by Peter Brindley, Leon Byker and Brent Thoma to collaborate on a paper for the Journal of the Intensive Care Society. The aim was to help people understand a little

thromboprophylaxis

JC: Thromboprophylaxis on the ICU for COVID-19 patients. St Emlyn’s

The prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) has been a real concern in the management of hospitalised patients with COVID-19. We have previously discussed the role of prophylactic anticoagulation (thromboprophylaxis) for these patients as it was

convalescent plasma

JC: Convalescent plasma (still) does not work in COVID-19. St Emlyn’s

The latest results on the use of convalescent plasma in Covid-19 are now out from the RECOVERY trial as a pre-print. As you know we have already covered the trial quite extensively and thus far

cricothyroidotomy

JC: Real world cricothyroidotomy experience. St Emlyn’s

Cricothyroidotomy is a procedure that worried many emergency physicians. Partly because it’s a rare procedure, but also because we are likely to embarking on it at a time when things are ‘going wrong’. The most

Can a prediction model improve major trauma triage? St Emlyn’s

Ed – Tom Shanahan (here in Virchester) recently published a paper on whether a Dutch prediction model is better at identifying major trauma patients than existing methods. The publication provoked an interesting debate on Twitter

NoPAC study

JC: The NoPAC trial. TXA does not work for epistaxis. St Emlyn’s

Over the years we have had more than a passing interest in tranexamic acid. In part because we have been involved in some of the research, recruiting to trials, or acting as principal investigators, but

tocilizumab

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

JC: Canadian TIA risk score. St Emlyn’s

We see a lot of patients in the ED with a history of what sounds very much like a transient ischaemic event (TIA). By definition the patient will have had resolution of their symptoms/signs and

Oxygen targets in critical care: The HOT-ICU trial. St Emlyn’s

Oxygen targets in critically ill/injured patients has been something we’ve talked about on the blog before. In general the evidence to date has suggested that the routine prescription of oxygen to patients is unhelpful and