Tag: journal club

JC: Apnoeic Oxygenation (again). St.Emlyn’s

  We’ve debated Apnoeic Oxygenation on St.Emlyn’s in the past1. Physiologically it kind of makes sense. The idea that we can put ‘Os up the Nose’ (as someone cleverer than I suggested) to avoid premature

Icatibant for ACE inhibitor induced angioedema

Patients presenting to the ED are tending to get older, have more co-morbidities and take more medications. As this happens, in my experience we seem to see more patients with complications of those medications. Something

Fake news, lies, fraud, errors and statistics. St.Emlyn’s

One of the most inspiring talks at SMACC Dub was delivered by John Carlisle on the subject of fraud in medical publishing. It was inspiring for many reasons, the topic is of real interest to

JC: Pain Scales in the Paediatric ED

I will confess a geeky interest in paediatric pain management (I’ve spoken and written about it before at St Emlyns), so when I spotted this paper published online ahead of print a few months ago

JC: Those who can, do; those who teach, do better. St.Emlyn’s

I’ve always been somewhat irritated by that old adage that ‘Those that can do; those that can’t, teach’. Apart from the obvious intended insult to teachers (which is just rude), it’s also patently not true

JC: The Quick-Wee Method for Faster Clean Catch Urine Collection

The wilful nature of children is responsible for a lot of the facial expressions we see in the paediatric emergency department but few parents are as frustrated as those waiting… and waiting… and waiting for

JC: Vitamin SCepTiC?

        We all love the idea of a magic bullet for sepsis. Despite having had our fingers burnt here before (like this time, and this time and that time…), the search continues

Top 10+1 trauma papers 2016-17. St.Emlyn’s

This week I am off to one of the most enjoyable conferences I can get to in the UK. The Trauma Care conference is usually held around the Midlands and brings together everyone involved in

JC: Intubate or not intubate? That is the question…

    Clinical scenario: A multi-morbid, elderly patient with renal failure and recently diagnosed hyperkalaemia suffers a cardiac arrest in your busy resuscitation area before you can start appropriate treatment. You start CPR with a fully

JC: Turn it Down to 11 – Benzos for Back Pain

The topic of lower back pain of undifferentiated origin is one that is close to my heart for at least two reasons. The first one is professional, as daily we see and manage a significant


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