Virchester Journal Club 2013. St.Emlyn’s

Here we collate the list of papers appraised at the Virchester Journal Club each year. Links will take you to the relevant blog post.

Over the year we scan many journals to ensure that our team keeps up to date with all that is current in Emergency Medicine.

 Date  Link  Paper  Journal Club review
 May 2013 J Am Coll Cardiol  yValidation of high-sensitivity troponin I in a 2-h diagnostic strategy to assess 30-day outcomes in emergency-department patients with possible acute coronary syndrome.  Cullen on high sensitivity Troponins
 April 2013  Ann Emerg Med  Half of All Peripheral Intravenous Lines in an Australian Tertiary Emergency Department Are Unused: Pain With No Gain?  Is that IV really needed?
 April 2013  Emergency Medicine Journal  The value of the difference between ED and prehospital vital signs in predicting outcome in trauma  Delta signs for shock in trauma.
 April 2013  Intensive Care Medicine  Point-of-care multiorgan ultrasonography for the evaluation of undifferentiated hypotension in the emergency department  Point of care USS for Hypotension
 March 2013  Cochrane  Are colloids more effective than crystalloids in reducing death in people who are critically ill or injured?  The end of the road for colloids in sepsis??? St.Emlyn’s
 Jan 2013  International Journal of Emergency Medicine  Improvement of refractory migraine headache by propofol: case series  Milk for refractory migraines?
 May 2013  BMJ  Cancer risk in 680000 people exposed to CT scans in childhood or adolescence: data linkage study of 11 million Australians  Do paediatric CT scans cause cancer?
 May 2013  JAMA Surgery  MATTERS 2 Trial  Cryo and TXA: Apparently it MATTERS
 May 2013  Lancet Intravenous or nebulised magnesium sulphate versus standard therapy for severe acute asthma (3Mg trial): a double-blind, randomised controlled trial  Does Magnesium work in Asthma?
 May 2013  BMJ  Cancer risk in 680 000 people exposed to computed tomography scans in childhood or adolescence: data linkage study of 11 million Australians  Do paediatric CT scans cause cancer? St.Emlyn’s
 June 2013  Lancet  Streamlining of prehospital stroke management: the golden hour. Time is brain…., calling #FOAMagitators.
 June 2013  Thorax  Ambulatory treatment in the management of pneumothorax: a systematic review of the literature.  Should we use Heimlich Valves for ambulatory pneumothorax management?
 July 2013  J Trauma Acute Care Surg.  Effect of video laryngoscopy on trauma patient survival: A randomized controlled trial.  Did Video kill the Laryngoscope star? Here comes the evidence.
August 2013 Cochrane databse of systematic reviews Nebulised hypertonic saline solution for acute bronchiolitis in infants.  JC: Hypertonic Saline for Bronchiolitis. St.Emlyn’s
 August 2013  Annals of Surgery  Prehospital intravenous fluid administration is associated with higher mortality in trauma patients: a National Trauma Data Bank analysis.  JC: PROMMT Pre-hospital fluids for trauma – do they improve survival?
 September 2013  British Journal of Anaesthesia  Propofol for adult procedural sedation in a UK emergency department: safety profile in 1008 cases.  JC: ED physicians are not Propofol Assassins – St.Emlyn’s
 October 2013  Academic Emergency Medicine  Triple rule-out computed tomographic angiography for chest pain: a diagnostic systematic review and meta-analysis.  JC: Triple Rule Out CT – are the rays worth it? St.Emlyn’s
 October 2013  Journal of Critical Care  Surgical rib fixation for flail chest deformity improves liberation from mechanical ventilation.  JC: Is surgical fixation of rib fractures ready for a comeback? St.Emlyn’s
 October 2013  American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy  Diagnosis and treatment of drug-induced hyperthermia.  JC: Recreational drug induced hyperthermia. St.Emlyn’s
 November 2013  Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery  Effectiveness of massive transfusion protocols on mortality in trauma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  JC: Major Transfusion Protocols – evidence or lack of? St.Emlyn’s
 November 2013  Annals of Emergency Medicine  Topical Lidocaine to Improve Oral Intake in Children With Painful Infectious Mouth Ulcers: A Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial  JC: Lidocaine for paediatric mouth ulcers at St.Emlyn’s
 November 2013  NEJM  Targeted Temperature Management at 33°C versus 36°C after Cardiac Arrest  JC: What’s the target temperature for OOHCA cooling. St.Emlyn’s
 November 2013  Injury  Ankle injury manipulation before or after X-ray – Does it influence success?  JC. Should we X-ray before manipulating a displaced ankle fracture? St.Emlyn’s
 December 2013  Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging  Multicenter Randomized Trial of Quantitative Pretest Probability to Reduce Unnecessary Medical Radiation Exposure in Emergency Department Patients with Chest Pain and Dyspnea.  I’ll just ask Dr Google..for some PE/ACS investigation advice @ St.Emlyn’s
 December 2013  BMJ  Predictors of suppurative complications for acute sore throat in primary care: prospective clinical cohort study JC: The Trouble With Tonsils. St.Emlyn’s
 December 2013  Emergency Medicine Australia  Intravenous 0.9% sodium chloride therapy does not reduce length of stay of alcohol-intoxicated patients in the emergency department: A randomised controlled trial JC: IV Fluids for alcohol intoxication. St.Emlyn’s
 December 2013  Resuscitation  Treatment of monitored out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia utilising the precordial thump.  JC: There’s no jump with a precordial thump. St.Emlyn’s
 December 2013  Critical Care Medicine  Family Presence During Brain Death Evaluation: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  JC: Family presence for Brain Death Evaluation. St.Emlyn’s