First10EM Journal Club: June 2020

Welcome to another episode of the journal jam with Justin.

This month we cover a range of topics and jeopardise our “kid friendly” iTunes rating.

The papers are below in free PDF format so you can dive in yourself and digest the data.

Let us know what you think and please give us a rating on iTunes if you can as it makes the Universe balanced… or something.


Meggs WJ, Lee SK, Parker-Cote JN. Wernicke encephalopathy associated with hyperemesis gravidarum. Am J Emerg Med. 2019;S0735-6757(19)30625-4. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2019.09.012 PMID: 31784394


Moore CL, Carpenter CR, Heilbrun ME, et al. Imaging in Suspected Renal Colic: Systematic Review of the Literature and Multispecialty Consensus. Ann Emerg Med. 2019;74(3):391–399. PMID: 31402153 DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.04.021

You can read more details in this post.


Kline JA, VanRyzin K, Davis JC, et al. Randomized Trial of Therapy Dogs Versus Deliberative Coloring (Art Therapy) to Reduce Stress in Emergency Medicine Providers . Acad Emerg Med. 2020; doi:10.1111/acem.13939 PMID: 32266765 [article]Mandala NCT03628820

Commentary: Morgenstern J, Heitz C, Bond C, Milne WK. Hot off the Press: Randomized trial of therapy dogs versus deliberative coloring (art therapy) to reduce stress in emergency medicine providers. Acad Emerg Med. 2020;10.1111/acem.14006. doi:10.1111/acem.14006 PMID: 32374921


Rajendran N, Mitra TP, Shahrestani S, Coggins A. Randomized Controlled Trial of Adult Therapeutic Coloring for the Management of Significant Anxiety in the Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med. 2020;27(2):92‐99. doi:10.1111/acem.13838 PMID: 31957143


Azad T, Pan G, Verma R. Epley Maneuver (Canalith Repositioning) for Benign Positional Vertigo. Acad Emerg Med. 2020;10.1111/acem.13985. doi:10.1111/acem.13985 PMID: 32281203

You can find the NNT review (with a green light) here.


HYVCTTSSS: Chang P, Liao Y, Guan J, et al. Combined treatment with hydrocortisone, vitamin C, and thiamine for sepsis and septic shock (HYVCTTSSS): A randomized controlled clinical trial.Chest. 2020;S0012-3692(20)30552-3. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2020.02.065 PMID: 32243943


Weale J, Soysa R, Yentis SM. Use of acronyms in anaesthetic and associated investigations: appropriate or unnecessary? – the UOAIAAAIAOU Study. Anaesthesia. 2018;73(12):1531‐1534. doi:10.1111/anae.14450 PMID: 30412290


UKSTAR: Costa ML, Achten J, Marian IR, et al. Plaster cast versus functional brace for non-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture (UKSTAR): a multicentre randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation. Lancet. 2020;395(10222):441‐448. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32942-3 PMID: 32035553 [free full text]


Blok D, Ambrose L, Ouellette L, et al. Selling poison by the bottle: Availability of dangerous substances found on eBay®. Am J Emerg Med. 2019;S0735-6757(19)30608-4. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2019.09.024 PMID: 31862190


The HYPERION Trial: Lascarrou JB, Merdji H, Le Gouge A, et al. Targeted Temperature Management for Cardiac Arrest with Nonshockable Rhythm.The New England journal of medicine. 2019; 381(24):2327-2337. PMID: 31577396 [full text]


Long B, Gottlieb M. Is Glucagon Effective for Relieving Acute Esophageal Foreign Bodies and Food Impactions?. Ann Emerg Med. 2020;75(2):299‐301. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.03.033 PMID: 31080031


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