Tag: journal club

Designer medicine for suspected DVT: the 4D study. St Emlyn’s

Do you want to halve your ultrasound referral rate for suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis? You do? How marvellous. Reducing referral rates from ED for a specialist test like vascular sonography can have multiple benefits for

JC: Pre-hospital thoracotomy – what can we learn? St Emlyn’s

Resuscitative thoracotomy remains a controversial procedure in prehospital and emergency care. This month we have more evidence of its effectiveness in prehospital care. Despite significant advances in trauma care, we are still challenged with moving

JC: Etomidate vs. Ketamine for emergency intubation. St Emlyn’s

Just a quick review this week as this is a paper published back in December that has been superbly reviewed already over on the SGEM. However, it’s an interesting topic and one that has been

December 2021 Podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Iain and Simon recap the highlights on the blog from December 2021. The best of the month plus a few reflections on the year and a look forward to 2022. vb S

October round up podcast. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the October 2021 content from the blog and podcast at St Emlyn’s with Iain and Simon.

CTCA

JC: CTCA for cardiac chest pain in the ED. St Emlyn’s

Computed Coronary Angiography (CTCA) has been advocated as a useful adjunct in the investigation of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the ED. Although we’ve made huge progress in the diagnosis of ACS through the use

August 2021 podcast round up. St Emlyn’s

Our regular round up of the best of the blog from August 2021 with Iain and Simon.

Top 10 Trauma Papers for Trauma UK conference. 2020-2021. St Emyln’s

It’s that time of year again when the Trauma Care UK conference comes around and I get to talk about 10 interesting trauma papers from the last 12 months or so. This is a regular

JC: The BASICS trial. 0.9% saline vs balanced solution. Does it matter?

I’ll admit that my long term clinical practice has been to prefer balanced solutions (in my case Hartmans) over 0.9% saline in the management of the critically ill patient. It’s a topic we’ve blogged and

JC: Non-invasive ventilation for COVID 19 patients. The Recovery RS trial. St Emlyn’s

I remember back at the beginning of the pandemic when we were seeing lots of patients arriving in the ED in extremis. The now familiar picture of the deeply hypoxic patient with terrible chest X-rays