Category: Journal Club

Musings form the evidence based journal club at St Emlyns

JC: Diagnostic panacea? USS that paeds abscess?? St.Emlyn’s

Most emergency physicians love gadgets.  And ultrasound machines are great gadgets. If you’re keeping up with the Emergency Medicine literature, you’d be forgiven for believing that ultrasound is the way to diagnose just about anything

JC StO2 monitoring in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

Journal club was interesting this week. The marvellous AR brought a paper along from the EMJ looking at the use of non-invasive tissue oxygen monitoring in septic patients. Aha, interesting we thought, there is certainly

JC – Prasugrel vs Clopidogrel in ACS

Critical appraisal of NEJM paper on Clopidogrel vs Prasugrel for the treatment of non STEMI

JC: PCA in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

A review of a paper on the use of PCA patient controlled analgesia in the ED. Review and critical appraisal with FCEM style questions

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JC All I want for CRYSTMAS in ITU land…, are some more potatoes, and a drink!

A review of the CRYSTMAS study comparing starch vs. saline for severe sepsis patients.

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JC: Croup: Riding the Dex Express

Sooooo….this paper turned up at JC last week (thanks to Nicola P) and whilst I’m not sure that it meets all three of our criteria for a top JC paper it is relevant as a

JC: Journals are dead: Long live the Journal Club

“The report of my death was an exaggeration” Mark Twain Just a quicky and a link out to our guide on Emergency Medicine Journal Clubs. Despite the rumours of the imminent demise of all medical

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JC: ADAPT my management of low risk chest pain? I’m not sure I will…….

Another Friday another JC in Virchester. Lots of chin stroking and pontification on this one. We looked at the ADAPT trial by Martin Than and colleagues. Essentially they assessed the diagnostic utility of an accelerated

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JC: IST-3

So…. We have just covered the following paper in our journal club at Manchester Royal Infirmary. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(12)60768-5/abstract The benefits and harms of intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator within 6 h of acute ischaemic

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The Critical Appraisal FCEM exam

If you are planning on being an emergency physician in the UK then you will probably be thinking about trying to get through the FCEM exam. At the current time that means that you are

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