When you close your eyes – Syncope at St Emlyns

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Can you believe it’s been more than two weeks since changeover? Hopefully you’re starting to find your feet in the Emergency Department but it can take a while to feel really comfortable so don’t worry if it still all feels new. This post is part of our continuing induction podcast series, designed to guide you […]

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JC: When a subdural needs surgery in the elderly. St. Emlyn’s

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The diagnosis and management of major trauma in the elderly is a really hot topic in Emergency Medicine right now.  Compared to younger patients, the elderly can sustain much more serious injuries even with apparently trivial mechanisms.  What’s more, they present very differently – and it’s easy to underestimate severity in this group at the time […]

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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. What we hoped to do back then (and now) […]

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The Weary Wander. St.Emlyn’s

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After the joy and optimism of “Car Park Five” and it’s uplifting tunes I thought this should be balanced by something more reflective for the “Weary Wander” back to the car after a hectic shift in the ED. My brain is always buzzing when I leave work and without some form of audio wind down […]

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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 around understanding cardiac troponin and its use in practice. […]

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Not Just History Repeating. St.Emlyn’s

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Our journey through life is peppered with “firsts”. From unrecollectable first words, to the first day at school, to our first kiss and beyond; these unique experiences stay with us and influence us forever. Even with advancing years there are still many firsts to experience, both personally and professionally and I recently had one in […]

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