I’ll keep this post brief. This is not a critical appraisal and it’s not a review. It’s an invite to read a paper I was honoured to help write on the subject of Impact Brain Apnoea. The topic has been discussed on St.Emlyn’s before as it’s a condition that’s arguably been known about for many […]
The management of stroke is one of those topics that attracts a great deal of controversy in the #FOAMed world, and with good reason. The questions around the use of thrombolysis for acute cerebral infarction, and more recently the use of interventional radiology to deal with thromboembolic strokes are yet to be fully resolved and […]
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A 31 year old gentleman is wheeled into your resuscitation room by two paramedics and four police officers. You were pre-alerted five minutes ago that you would be receiving an agitated man who was found in the street acting aggressively. The police tell you they found evidence of cocaine use. They were concerned for his well-being […]
Bleeding in trauma has had a lot of press recently. In Europe we have had several international consensus guidelines published on the topic. Unfortunately, these guidelines (published the same year) have contradicted each other a little, as Ian pointed out previously. Usually that means there is ongoing debate about best practice. And where there is […]
It’s been a while since we shared a cardiology case but here’s a cracker for you. As usual, see our Caveats and Cautions. While these cases are based on our genuine experiences (often pooling several experiences), we always alter details to protect the confidentiality of patients. A 65 year old woman arrives in the Emergency Department […]