Author Archive: Dan Horner

New to all this blogging and tweeting. But old to the general chaos and lividity of the Emergency Department. An interest in VTE, Critical Care and a bit of trauma now and then. Also trying to stay sane while being overworked and underpaid.

JC: Clots in Pots gets Top Spot. Thromboprophylaxis at St.Emlyn’s

Every so often, a paper comes along that contradicts your gut feeling and/or current practice and makes you really think hard. That happened to me this weekend. You may have previously seen or heard us in Virchester espouse the virtue…
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The POP, the Chief, his risk assessment and her thromboprophylaxis

So, we’ve already talked about this. But changing times call for changing posts. And we want to know what you think… A 30 year old comes in 10 days after being put in an equinus POP for an Achilles rupture….
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JC: ADAPT my management of low risk chest pain? I’m not sure I will…….

Another Friday another JC in Virchester. Lots of chin stroking and pontification on this one. We looked at the ADAPT trial by Martin Than and colleagues. Essentially they assessed the diagnostic utility of an accelerated protocol using Timi risk score,…
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