Author Archive: Chris Gray

Chris is an ST3 in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Oldham Hospital, Manchester. He is also an ALS instructor and keen educator. He has an interest in pre-hospital care, critical care, and trauma. He spends his spare time playing music and making cake.

Are you PROcalcitonin? St.Emlyn’s goes bug-hunting.

At work the other day, someone mentioned that we could use procalcitonin to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections, particularly in the paediatric population. It was touted as the answer to that age-old question, “should I prescribe antibiotics for this…
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Upper Gastro Intestinal Bleeding at St.Emlyn’s.

Earlier this week, Simon and Iain released a podcast on the management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Welcome to the blog post version, for all your textual needs. Around 60,000 people are admitted into hospital every year with an upper GI bleed….
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