JC: Kicking against the prick: Systematic Review of stroke thrombolysis

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I think it’s probably fair to say that stroke physicians and emergency physicians disagree about the utility of thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke. They love it, probably because of its occasionally amazing effects in restoring an apparently dense hemiplegia with...
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101 Reflective Lessons from a Year with Sydney HEMS. Part Two: Human Factors.

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This post is the second in a series recording my reflections on the past twelve months, which I have spent working for Sydney HEMS in prehospital and retrieval medicine. The first post covers medical education – you can find it...
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Critically Ill in PED – the Patient Perspective at #smaccMINI #smaccDUB

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  One of my favourite sections of the #smaccMINI workshop at #smaccDUB last year was when my Paediatric ED colleague Roisin McNamara from Dublin and I got the chance to speak a young woman called Eimear. Roisin had already spoken about her...
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Here’s the top 10 (and more) research priorities in EM. James Lind & St.Emlyn’s

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We’ve blogged before about the James Lind Alliance1,2 project that’s been running with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. In brief this is an exercise that engages the profession, researchers and patients to come to a consensus on which topics...
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An uncomfortable truth: Is Emergency Medicine a failed paradigm? St.Emlyn’s

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When I was asked to join a debate at SMACC on whether emergency was a failed paradigm I was instantly agreeable. I love Emergency Medicine, I love the breadth of what we do and I think I have a pretty...
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