JC. ROTEM for ED coagulopathy detection. St.Emlyn’s

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Coagulopathy is well known to be a significant issue in the ED. There is increasing awareness that the early awareness, detection and management of coagulation problems is important for ED management, but it's tricky. Laboratory based tests may not … [Continue reading]

JC: Rapid update on the resus pearls of 2013. St.Emlyn’s

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Two papers on the prepublication list at the Resuscitation Journal. The first is open access (#FOAMed), and both are worth a read. There are some great resus pearls in here. Paper 1 covers highlights in epidemiology, cardiac arrest prevention, … [Continue reading]

JC: What has an awesome NNT of 5.8 for severe sepsis? St.Emlyn’s

TARDIS RCT anyone?

Last week we saw the publication of the ProCESS study suggesting that protocolised treatment of sepsis makes little difference to outcome. A little earlier we heard that cooling to 33C vs 36C may not make much difference either. Seriously, what … [Continue reading]