Tag: thromboembolism

Pulmonary embolism, ambulatory care and the goddess of the hunt

This post covers a talk I was asked to give at the recent RCEM CPD conference in Belfast. A great event, and well hosted in spite of the LOC chair becoming indisposed by imminent fatherhood.

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: The VTE and Major Trauma. St.Emlyn’s

All good EM/CC clinicians know that venous thrombo embolism (VTE) is a potential complication of traumatic injury. The immobilisation and haematological changes associated with signficant injury are reasonably well described. Additionally there are controversies over

Nil nocere: do no harm reversing warfarin!

A familiar scenario: You are on duty and your standby phone goes off just as you have come back from your coffee break. The ambulance cell informs you that they are bringing in an elderly

VTE masterclass with Dan Horner at #RCEM15

You don’t need me to tell you that VTE is a huge problem. 10 million cases worldwide, a cost to the NHS of £466,000,000 and half a million European deaths every year spell it out.

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

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