An introduction to sample size calculations. St.Emlyn’s

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This blog post is based on a paper I put together with Steve Jones and Magnus Harrison way back in 2003. In that paper we covered an area of critical appraisal that strikes fear into many a reader.., the issues of sample size and power calculations. … [Continue reading]

High sensitivity troponin at St. Emlyn’s

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  Recently we published part one of our series on cardiac troponins.  If you haven't checked it out yet, you can find it here.    In the second part, we're going to take a look at high sensitivity troponins and some of the more advanced areas … [Continue reading]

Every Breath You Take – An Introduction to the Breathless Patient in the ED

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Breathless patients are a challenge in the ED. Shortness of breath can be a frightening presenting complaint for both patients and doctors. As always, think about the possible life threatening causes and actively rule them out. For … [Continue reading]

Cardiac Troponin: The basics from St. Emlyn’s

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Do you remember when it took three days to 'rule in' or 'rule out' an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)?  When I was a medical student doing my first clinical attachments, I remember doing ward rounds on the CCU seeing patients with suspected AMI.  … [Continue reading]

Talking, Teaching & Technology – Victoria Brazil @SocraticEM at St Emlyn’s

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You probably know by now that SMACC Gold was awesome. There simply aren't enough superlatives to describe the magnitude of inspiration on offer from the world's finest critical care speakers.  Putting together a programme like SMACC's was an … [Continue reading]