Tag: journal club

Top 10 Trauma papers 2014-2015. St.Emlyn’s

I was recently at the Trauma Care UK conference in Telford. As ever, it’s a great bunch of people working hard to improve trauma management in the UK. My talk this year was on the

JC: K is Good For You – Subdissociative Ketamine vs Morphine in the ED

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of ketamine and its clinical applications. So when I spotted this paper in my daily PubMed notification email (see here for tips from the St Emlyn’s team on

The ProMISe Study: EGDT RIP?

Today is another landmark in the history of sepsis research. The long awaited results of the ProMISe trial are finally published in the New England Journal of Medicine. At 56 hospitals across the United Kingdom

JC: Drinking From the Firehose – Keeping Up with the Literature

You’ve probably heard the claim that the body of scientific knowledge is growing at an alarming rate – doubling every 9 years is a recent estimate. It’s easy to hear your colleagues chatting about recent

JC: ED RSI – you can do it. St.Emlyn’s

If you follow my twitter feed, or the feed of the @stemlyns team then you will know that we are advocates of ED RSI. Our patients often present unexpectedly, in extremis and with airway compromise.

JC: Getting the Balance Right: The PROPPR Trial

  Last week saw the publication of the results of the Pragmatic Randomised Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios (PROPPR) Trial by Holcomb et al. (et al. includes almost all of the big names in massive

JC: What’s the ‘best’ test for a broken chest? St.Emlyn’s

A 45 year old man comes off his motorbike on a country road. He is flagged up as major trauma and gets the full works, including WBCT. This reveals nothing other than 3 undisplaced rib

JC: Intra-arterial treatment for Stroke

Here at St.Emlyn’s the whole team loves a good stroke trial as they always throw up controversies and concerns about methods, outcomes and our absolute favourite ‘statistics’. That said, although we love discussing the trials

JC: PARAMEDIC trial m-CPR at St.Emlyn’s

  In some ways you might be forgiven for thinking that 2014 was a bit disappointing in terms of EBM. A number of clinical trials that I’ve been looking forward to for some time have

JC – Just Checking: Do Follow-Up Phone Calls Reduce Reattendance to PED?

Lots of patients we see in the ED do not require hospital admission and this is especially true of the paediatric ED where children often attend with parents seeking advice for management of viral illnesses or treatment


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