Tag: dvt

Why infection control failures might kill your patients and colleagues. St Emlyn’s

This blog is based upon a short lecture given by Simon Mardel OBE (1,2). He is an emergency physician who has extensive experience in humanitarian work. He has worked in many infectious disease outbreaks around

VTE and COVID-19: Would you like to know more?

That’s a leading question. Of course you would.  Who wouldn’t want to know more about a disease that has killed >1 million people to date, worldwide. Who wouldn’t want to know more about the thromboembolic risk associated

New NICE Guidelines on diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolism

In the midst of everything that is going on with COVID-19 it is easy to see how important non coronavirus stuff can get overlooked. But we still need to keep our eyes open. After a

RCEM ASC 2017 – Update on the TiLLI study

It is the week of the annual scientific conference for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine again. As usual the St Emlyns team is in the thick of it and when someone mentioned clots I

The rise and SURPRISE of the DOACs. St.Emlyn’s

Been a while since we have had any clotology on here. That is unacceptable. So here we go with another journal club fest on the management of acute VTE. Now we have improved access to

JC: Clots in Pots gets Top Spot. Thromboprophylaxis at St.Emlyn’s

Every so often, a paper comes along that contradicts your gut feeling and/or current practice and makes you really think hard. That happened to me this weekend. You may have previously seen or heard us

JC: Do all VTE patients need a CT for cancer?

Virchester has a long history of research in the ambulatory management of venous thromboembolism. Several MDs and PhDs have been completed here looking at both therapeutic and diagnostic strategies in this rather tricky group of

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

The POP, the Chief, his risk assessment and her thromboprophylaxis

So, we’ve already talked about this. But changing times call for changing posts. And we want to know what you think… A 30 year old comes in 10 days after being put in an equinus

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Superficial Venous Thrombosis: watch and wait or anticoagulate?

Check out our ICEM poster on this. So, I see this old chestnut is under discussion again. A couple of us from the EmergINg team brought a poster to ICEM on this very topic. Sure you’ll all

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