Journal Club

Musings form the evidence based journal club at St Emlyns

JC: Is this the REASON to use USS in cardiac arrest? St.Emlyn’s

This month the emergency department point of care ultrasound in out-of-hospital and in-ED cardiac arrest trial from the REASON1 trial is published in the journal Resuscitation. This has been rumoured for some time in the #FOAMed world as patient outcome…
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JC. Pre-hospital therapeutic hypothermia: The RINSE trial. St.Emlyn’s

This week we look at the RINSE trial1, a trial examining the prehospital use of hypothermia in post cardiac arrest patients. Therapeutic hypothermia has had a bit of a rollercoaster ride over the last few years. It was all the…
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One high sensitivity troponin test to rule out acute myocardial infarction

This month I was honoured that a study I wrote with some terrific colleagues from Europe, Australia and the US has been published as the ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Academic Emergency Medicine. This was a secondary analysis from a large, multi-centre, international…
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JC: Is Ketofol worth the hassle? St.Emlyn’s

We’ve been interested in Ketofol for many years in Virchester. We were early adopters as the pathopharmacological argument makes sense for patients requiring sedation for short painful procedures in the ED. A mixture of Propofol and Ketamine should address the…
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JC: Does EPO improve OOHCA outcomes? St.Emlyn’s

Here at St.Emlyn’s we are always interested in improving outcomes from serious illness and injury. In many cases the outcome for patients in terms of their quality of life is related to neurological function. Yet we are limited in what…
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Gambling with the evidence workshop resouces. SmaccDUB

The SmaccDUB conference is upon us. The worlds of social media, critical care, prehospital care and emergency medicine are descending on the emerald isle’s capital for four days of intensive learning and networking. This is the fourth Smacc conference and…
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