First10EM Journal Club: May 2024

Another month and another batch of fascinating papers from the Morgenstern vaults. This month is heavy on dermatology for some reason… but still plenty of EBM, Crit care and laughs. Join Justin and I for a sold 80 minutes of nerdy evidence-based ED care. As always, the free PDF version of each of the papers discussed is linked below – so you can check it out for yourself. You could use these for your own local journal club. Don’t forget Justin has a stream on his Youtube channel that does include this podcast and his deeper dives into the data – HERE

You can also check out some random ultrasound education and other goodies on the Broomedocs Youtube channel

Avoiding calls to neurosurgery?! Sign me up

Joseph B, Obaid O, Dultz L, Black G, Campbell M, Berndtson AE, Costantini T, Kerwin A, Skarupa D, Burruss S, Delgado L, Gomez M, Mederos DR, Winfield R, Cullinane D; AAST BIG Multi-institutional Study Group. Validating the Brain Injury Guidelines: Results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma prospective multi-institutional trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 Aug 1;93(2):157-165. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003554. PMID: 35343931

Zwank MD, Kumasaka PG. A new technique for reduction of a posteriorly dislocated hip joint. Am J Emerg Med. 2023 Feb 8:S0735-6757(23)00066-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2023.01.053. PMID: 36781375


Mac 3 vs. Mac 4…. anaesthesia controversies are quite dull!

Landefeld KR, Koike S, Ran R, Semler MW, Barnes C, Stempek SB, Janz DR, Rice TW, Russell DW, Self WH, Vonderhaar D, West JR, Casey JD, Khan A. Effect of Laryngoscope Blade Size on First Pass Success of Tracheal Intubation in Critically Ill Adults. Crit Care Explor. 2023 Mar 6;5(3):e0855. doi: 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000855. PMID: 36895888 

Yeah, we get it, video is better

Ruetzler K, Bustamante S, Schmidt MT, Almonacid-Cardenas F, Duncan A, Bauer A, Turan A, Skubas NJ, Sessler DI; Collaborative VLS Trial Group. Video Laryngoscopy vs Direct Laryngoscopy for Endotracheal Intubation in the Operating Room: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2024 Mar 18:e240762. doi: 10.1001/jama.2024.0762. PMID: 38497992

Preventing poison ivy? Why is there so much I never knew

Stibich AS, Yagan M, Sharma V, Herndon B, Montgomery C. Cost-effective post-exposure prevention of poison ivy dermatitis. Int J Dermatol. 2000 Jul;39(7):515-8. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-4362.2000.00003.x. PMID: 10940115

More medicine I never knew: an easy test to see scabies burrows?

Rauwerdink D, Balak D. Burrow Ink Test for Scabies. N Engl J Med. 2023 Aug 17;389(7):e12. doi: 10.1056/NEJMicm2216654. Epub 2023 Aug 12. PMID: 37578077


What weighs more a mole of norepi or a mol of norad?

Wieruszewski PM, Leone M, Kaas-Hansen BS, Dugar S, Legrand M, McKenzie CA, Bissell Turpin BD, Messina A, Nasa P, Schorr CA, De Waele JJ, Khanna AK. Position Paper on the Reporting of Norepinephrine Formulations in Critical Care from the Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Joint Task Force. Crit Care Med. 2024 Apr 1;52(4):521-530. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000006176. PMID: 38240498.

Pfizer…. pft… not so EPIC SR

Hammond J, Fountaine RJ, Yunis C, Fleishaker D, Almas M, Bao W, Wisemandle W, Baniecki ML, Hendrick VM, Kalfov V, Simón-Campos JA, Pypstra R, Rusnak JM. Nirmatrelvir for Vaccinated or Unvaccinated Adult Outpatients with Covid-19. N Engl J Med. 2024 Apr 4;390(13):1186-1195. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2309003. PMID: 38598573

Scarff JR. What’s in a Name? The Problematic Term “Provider”. Fed Pract. 2021 Oct;38(10):446-448. doi: 10.12788/fp.0188. PMID: 34733063

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