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JC: Can I safely discharge dizzy patients from the ED?

  Last month, I came across a clinical review published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine1 that got me really excited! It got me excited (in a geeky professional sense of course…) as it covered a topic that causes significant…
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St.Emlyn’s goes further north – NEM Conference #NEMC18

It’s the second time I’ve been to the Northern Emergency Medicine conference, this year held in the sunny city of Durham. I say sunny… I needed my jacket. Last year’s programme was great and included some fantastic speakers, including our…
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JC: Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Decision Rules & Overtesting Headaches

Headache is a pretty common reason for presentation to the Emergency Department – so common, in fact, that it has two curriculum sections of its own (and we’ve already produced an induction post about headaches that you can find here). It…
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Risk, probability and decisions in Emergency Medicine. St.Emlyn’s

This week we have released the first e-book from the St.Emlyn’s team. You can get the book in two different formats. Download the book from iTunes by clicking on this link Download the book in pdf format from Research Gate…
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St Emlyn’s in Review – October 2017

It’s great to be back podcasting again after what has been a busy few months, We’re sorry for the hiatus, but occasionally other stuff gets in the way! Here we review some of the amazing content from the St Emlyn’s…
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Is cMyC the new troponin?

Anyone who reads the news is likely to have seen the recent paper in Circulation evaluating a new biomarker of acute coronary syndromes: cardiac myosin binding protein C (cMyC) . This paper has been covered by the BBC, the Telegraph…
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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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