We are back – Dr Justin Morgenstern has returned for the second instalment of the First10EM Journal club.
We fly through as many papers as we can in a podcast to bring you some of the info you need… and a bit you probably don’t.
REMEMBER: we are just a couple of guys with too much time on our hands. You are a clinician. Please, please THINK CRITICALLY. Read them and judge them for yourself. Listen HERE:
You can read Justin’s written version of his analysis over at the First10EM blog if you are not really an audio person.
Here are the PDFs of the papers discussed this month:
Taylor RA, Singh Gill H, Marcolini EG, Meyers HP, Faust JS, Newman DH. Determination of a Testing Threshold for Lumbar Puncture in the Diagnosis of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage after a Negative Head CT: A Decision Analysis. Academic emergency medicine. 2016. PMID: 27378053
Carpenter CR, Hussain AM, Ward MJ. Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Describing the Diagnostic Accuracy of History, Physical Exam, Imaging, and Lumbar Puncture with an Exploration of Test Thresholds. Academic emergency medicine. 2016. PMID: 27306497
Hoffmann TC, Del Mar C. Patients’ expectations of the benefits and harms of treatments, screening, and tests: a systematic review. JAMA internal medicine. 175(2):274-86. 2015. PMID: 25531451
Ferguson I, Bell A, Treston G, New L, Ding M, Holdgate A. Propofol or Ketofol for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Emergency Medicine-The POKER Study: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial. Annals of emergency medicine. 2016. PMID: 27460905
Lasoff D, Vilke G, Nordstrom K, Wilson M. Psychiatric Emergencies for Clinicians: Detection and Management of Anti-N-Methyl-D-Asparate Receptor Encephalitis. The Journal of emergency medicine. 2016. PMID: 27431869
Sharifi M, Berger J, Beeston P. Pulseless electrical activity in pulmonary embolism treated with thrombolysis (from the “PEAPETT” study). The American journal of emergency medicine. 2016. PMID: 27422214
Recio-Saucedo A, Pope C, Dall’Ora C. Safe staffing for nursing in emergency departments: evidence review. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ. 32(11):888-94. 2015. PMID: 26273096
Evans ME, Chassee T. BET 2: Usefulness of epinephrine in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ. 33(5):367-8. 2016. PMID: 27099380
Lee YH, Lee KJ, Min YH. Refractory ventricular fibrillation treated with esmolol. Resuscitation. 2016. PMID: 27523955
Smith JD, MacDougall CC, Johnstone J, Copes RA, Schwartz B, Garber GE. Effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks in protecting healthcare workers from acute respiratory infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal. 188(8):567-74. 2016. PMID: 26952529
Rietveld S, van Beest I. Rollercoaster asthma: when positive emotional stress interferes with dyspnea perception. Behaviour research and therapy. 45(5):977-87. 2007. PMID: 16989773
Chauny JM, Marquis M, Bernard F. Risk of Delayed Intracranial Hemorrhage in Anticoagulated Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The Journal of emergency medicine. 2016. PMID: 27473443
Kelly AM. Can VBG analysis replace ABG analysis in emergency care? Emergency medicine journal : EMJ. 33(2):152-4. 2016. PMID: 25552544
Wampler DA, Pineda C, Polk J. The long spine board does not reduce lateral motion during transport–a randomized healthy volunteer crossover trial. The American journal of emergency medicine. 34(4):717-21. 2016. PMID: 26827233
Khandelwal N, Khorsand S, Mitchell SH, Joffe AM. Head-Elevated Patient Positioning Decreases Complications of Emergent Tracheal Intubation in the Ward and Intensive Care Unit. Anesthesia and analgesia. 122(4):1101-7. 2016. PMID: 26866753
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Casey & Justin