Risk Stratification Of Syncope in the Emergency department
To develop and validate a Clinical Decision Rule using history, examination, electrocardiographic and biochemical markers, to predict one month outcome for patients presenting with syncope to the Emergency Department
Single-centre, prospective, observational cohort study, conducted in the Emergency Department (ED) of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Identification and characterization of the clinical toxicology of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) by laboratory analysis of biological samples from recreational drug users.
Identification of Novel Psychoactive Substances (IONA)
Evaluating the role of early CT Coronary Angiography on patients with suspected or confirmed Acute Coronary Syndrome.
Evaluating the role of early CT Coronary Angiography
Strokes caused by a clot are described as ischaemic. When patients experience ischaemic strokes they may be eligible for “clot busting” therapy (thrombolysis). Currently thrombolysis has been shown to improve patient outcome after a stroke if administered within the first 4.5 hours after stroke onset. Up to 25% of patients wake up with symptoms of a stroke. This means they have an unknown onset time for their stroke (so called ‘wake up strokes’). With no known onset time, they are ineligible for thrombolysis. This study will investigate how we might determine stroke onset time.