Virchester Journal Club 2012. St.Emlyn’s

 

Date Journal Author Paper Blog Post
July 2012 N Engl J Med 2012; 367:124-134 Anders Perner Hydroxyethyl Starch 130/0.42 versus Ringer’s Acetate in Severe Sepsis The end for potatoes on the ICU…?
July 2012 J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(23):2091-2098 Martin Than 2-Hour accelerated diagnostic protocol to assess patients with chest pain symptoms using contemporary troponins as the only biomarker: the ADAPT trial.  ADAPT my management of low risk chest pain? I’m not sure I will…….
 July 2012  Emerg Med Australas 2012 Feb; 24(1):79-85. Dobrovoljac M, Geelhoed GC How fast does oral dexamethasone work in mild to moderately severe croup? A randomized double-blinded clinical trial.  Croup: Riding the Dex Express
 Aug 2012 Critical Care 2012;16:R94  Bertrand Guidet et al  Assessment of hemodynamic efficacy and safety of 6% hydroxyethylstartch 130/0.4 vs. 0.9% NaCl fluid replacement in patients with severe sepsis: The CRYSTMAS study  The CRYSTMAS study
 Aug 2012 Emerg Med J. 2012 Jul;29(7):550-3. Epub 2011 Jun 14. O’Keeffe F, Cronin S, Gilligan P, O’Kelly P, Gleeson A, Houlihan P, Kelada S. The ‘Did Not Wait Patient Management Strategy’ Study   Managing Im-Patients: The ‘Did Not Wait Patient Management Strategy’ Study
 Aug 2012  Adrienne Birnbaum et al  Efficacy of Patient controlled Analgesia for Patients With Acute Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Trial  PCA in the ED
 Sept 2012
Pediatric Emergency Care:
September 2012 – Volume 28 – Issue 9 – p 898–904
doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e318267c768
 Mandt, Maria J. MD et al  Etomidate for Short Pediatric Procedures in the Emergency Department  If it ain’t broke…!
 Sept 2012   N Engl J Med. 2007 Nov 15;357(20):2001-15. Epub 2007 Nov 4.  Wiviott SD, et al  Prasugrel versus clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes.  Prasugrel vs Clopidogrel
 October 2012  Emerg Med J 2012;29:699-703  Vorwercke and Coates  The prognostic value of tissue oxygen saturation in emergency department patients with severe sepsis or septic shock StO2 monitoring in the ED. St.Emlyn’s
 Oct 2012  BMJ 2012;345:e5839  CRASH-2 investigators  Effect of tranexamic acid on mortality in patients with traumatic bleeding: prespecified analysis of data from randomised controlled trial  Tranexamic acid for everyone
 Oct 2012  Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Oct;30(8):1347-51  Iverson K, Haritos D, Thomas R, Kannikeswaran N.  The effect of bedside ultrasound on diagnosis and management of soft tissue infections in a pediatric ED.  Diagnostic panacea? USS that paeds abscess?? St.Emlyn’s
 Oct 2012  The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 211–220, 2012  David S. Huckins, MD,* Lori Lyn Price, MAS,† and Kristina Gilley, MS, CCRC‡  UTILIZATION AND YIELD OF CHEST COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC ANGIOGRAPHY
ASSOCIATED WITH LOW POSITIVE D-DIMER LEVELS
 Are we doing too many CTPAs?
 Nov 2012  Resuscitation 2012 Jul;83(7):823-8. Epub 2011 Dec 8.  Italian Cooling Experience (ICE) Study Group.  Early- versus late-initiation of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest: preliminary observations from the experience of 17 Italian intensive care units.  Getting Chilly Quickly
 Nov 2012  Cornea. 2012 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print]  Abulafia A, Segev F, Platner E, Ben Simon GJ.  Party Foam-Induced Eye Injuries and the Power of Media Intervention.  The dangers of FOAM at St.Emlyn’s
 Nov 2012 BMJ 2012;345:e6144 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e6144 (Published 25 September 2012)  Ann Van den Bruel, Matthew Thompson, Frank Buntinx, David
Mant
 Clinicians’ gut feeling about serious infections in
children: observational study
 Gut feeling about serious paeds infections
 Dec 2012  Critical Care 2012, 16:R223 doi:10.1186/cc11869
Published: 18 November 2012
 Ana Díaz-Martín*, et alEdusepsis Study Group  Antibiotic prescription patterns in the empiric therapy of severe sepsis: combination of antimicrobials with different mechanisms of action reduces mortality  Blunderbuss approach to antibiotics in Sepsis
 Dec 2012  BMJ 2012;345:e7498  Benjamin D Fox, visiting professor1, Susan R Kahn, professor of medicine2, David Langleben, professor of medicine1, Mark J Eisenberg, professor of medicine12, Avi Shimony, visiting scientist12  Efficacy and safety of novel oral anticoagulants for treatment of acute venous thromboembolism: direct and adjusted indirect meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials  The new oral anticoagulants – the good news – or is it?
 Dec 2012  Emerg Med J. 2012 Jul;29(7):576-81  Gilbert JW, Johnson KM, Larkin GL, Moore CL.  Atraumatic headache in US emergency departments: recent trends in CT/MRI utilisation and factors associated with severe intracranial pathology.  Trends in CT/MRI for Atraumatic Headache in the US

 

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