Category: Journal Club

Musings form the evidence based journal club at St Emlyns

JC: Does Magnesium work in asthma? St.Emlyn’s

This is a roller coaster journey  for me. Many years ago Virchester ED was one of the first hospitals to start using Magnesium for the treatment of acute severe asthma. This prompted great concern amongst

JC: Cullen on high sensitivity Troponin. St.Emlyn’s

There has been much debate about the use of high sensitivity troponins in the ED over the last year, but the picture is getting clearer as we see more trials looking at the utility of

JC: Is that IV really needed?

Just a quick review of a thought provoking paper in the Annals of Emergency Medicine from a group of docs in Melbourne Australia. It’s thought provoking as I suspect that this reflects practice in many

JC: Delta signs for shock trauma. St.Emlyn’s

I recently had a bit of fun at the Telford trauma conference talking about the top 10 papers of 2012 and in passing mentioned the #dogmalysis of ATLS shock categories published in Resuscitation last year

JC The end of the road for colloids in sepsis??? St.Emlyn’s

Are colloids more effective than crystalloids in reducing death in people who are critically ill or injured? Updated Perel P, Roberts I, Ker K Published Online: February 28, 2013 So it looks as though Cochrane

JC: Milk for refractory migraines?

Every day is a school day in Virchester! When you thought you had heard everything about Propofol with recent media cover over the unfortunate event involving a pop star, a paper from Iran suggest that

JC: Clopidogrel + head injury = CT?

We already know that patients taking warfarin are at very high risk of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) after head injury, and that delayed bleeds aren’t so uncommon either.  In fact, we’ve even discussed whether such patients

JC: Gut feeling about serious paeds infections

So, I am back to rainy Northern England after my exotic travels to Cameroon and Gran Canaria (note: I still managed to join Twitter JC every Friday!) to find a paper on my desk for

Twitter Journal Club @JC_StE at St.Emlyn’s

Here in Virchester we have run a journal club for many, many years. In fact we consider ourselves to be one of the founding truly evidence based journal clubs with a history dating back to

JC Are we doing too many CTPAs? St.Emlyn’s

Well! I go away for 1 week to Devon to spend time with the family and to visit the holiday haunts of Agatha Christie and what do you know? JC descends into another discussion about

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