Research

JC: Arrested Developments. St.Emlyn’s

  Good quality, practice-changing prehospital research is difficult to come by for a number of reasons, not least the fact that the standalone specialty itself is in relative infancy. Issues of consent and ethics, combined with the very urgent nature…
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Getting your chest pain evaluation right: #UMECS16

Last week, while Iain was giving a keynote lecture in Austria, I was also heading for distant shores to speak about chest pain evaluation at a special conference set up by the legendary Amal Mattu: the University of Maryland Emergency…
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JC: The last breath for apnoeic oxygenation?

Apnoeic oxygenation in emergency intubation in the ED is a concept that has emerged in the past few years and has been promoted by the FOAMed community quite extensively. I have to admit it is something we have recently introduced as…
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JC The REVERT trial: Dip or doom for SVT in the Emergency Department?

SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) is something we see a lot of in Emergency Medicine.  Any emergency physician will tell you exactly how satisfying it is to treat a patient with SVT.  There must be close to a 100% successful cardioversion rate, one…
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Trials and Tribulations: Ross Fisher on Paediatric Trauma at the London Trauma Conference

  You’ve probably worked out by now that the London Trauma conference was full of awesomeness and controversy. Obviously I’m biased, but I found the paediatric stream particularly engaging and I was lucky enough to be able to grab some…
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The MACS rule: a new user-friendly version

This blog post is based on a paper we’ve just had published in the Emergency Medicine Journal entitled: ‘The Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes (MACS) decision rule: validation with a new automated assay for heart-type fatty acid binding protein’.  You can…
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