Here we collate the list of papers appraised at the Virchester Journal Club each year. Links will take you to the relevant blog post. Over the year we scan many journals to ensure that our team keeps up to date with all that is current in Emergency Medicine.
Journal Club review
Pretreatment with prasugrel in non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes
NICE head injury guidelines
JC: Updated NICE Head Injury Guidelines – Worth a Scan?
Reduction of adverse effects from IV acetylcysteine treatment for paracetamol poisoning: a randomised controlled trial
Should we halve the time of acetylcysteine infusions for Paracetamol OD? St.Emlyn’s
A randomised trial of protocol based care for early septic shock
Is Early Goal Directed Therapy dead? St.Emlyn’s
Mortality related to severe sepsis and septic shock among critically ill patients in Australia and New Zealand 2000-2012
What has an awesome NNT of 5.8 for severe sepsis? St.Emlyn’s
Resuscitation highlights of 2013 Parts 1 and 2
Rapid update on the resus pearls of 2013. St.Emlyn’s
Eur J Emer Med
Rotational thrombolelastometry produces potentially clinical useful results within 10 min in bleeding emergency department patients: the DEUCE study0
ROTEM for ED coagulopathy detection. St.Emlyn’s
The accuracy of existing prehospital triage tools for injured children in England: an analysis of department data.
Paediatric Major Trauma Triage
Ann Emerg Med
Comparison of PECARN, CATCH, and CHALICE Rules for Children With Minor Head Injury: A Prospective Cohort Study
Duel of the Rules: Which decision rule for head injury in children?
Am J Emerg Med
An ED scribe program is able to improve throughput time and patient satisfaction
Scribes in the ED
Saline versus Plasma-Lyte A in initial resuscitation of trauma patients: a randomized trial.
Plasma-lyte or Saline in Trauma? St. Emlyn’s
Crit Care Med
Clinical outcomes, predictors, and prevalence of anterior pituitary disorders following traumatic brain injury: a systematic review.
Anterior pituitary disorder following head injury. St.Emlyn’s
The Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes (MACS) decision rule for suspected cardiac chest pain: derivation and external validation
The MACS Rule: Immediate ‘rule in’ and ‘rule out’ for suspected cardiac chest pain
J Acute Care and Trauma Surgery
Do all patients benefit from tranexamic acid?
JC: Tranexamic acid – does the evidence stack up?
Ocular Blast Injuries in Mass-Casualty Incidents: The Marathon Bombing in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, Texas.
JC Ocular trauma in blast injuries
Waveform analysis-guided treatment versus a standard shock first protocol for the treatment of out of hospital cardiac arrest presenting in ventricular fibrillation: results of an international randomized controlled trial. JC:
Does wave form analysis improve outcome in VF arrest? St.Emlyn’s
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
A decade of reversal: an analysis of 146 contradicted medical practices.
JC: A decade of reversal: an analysis of 146 contradicted medical practices.
Massive transfusion in paediatric and adolescent trauma patients: Incidence, patient profile, and outcomes prior to a massive transfusion protocol
JC: Paediatric massive transfusion. St.Emlyn’s
Point-of-care ultrasonography in patients admitted with respiratory symptoms: a single-blind, randomised controlled trial
JC: POCUS for the breathless patient. St.Emlyn’s
A simple tool to identify elderly patients with a surgically important acute subdural haematoma.
JC: When a subdural needs surgery in the elderly. St. Emlyn’s
Advanced training in trauma life support for ambulance crews
JC: Is there any point teaching paramedics? St.Emlyn’s
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014
Impact of follow-up calls from the pediatric emergency department on return visits within 72 hours: a randomized controlled trial.
JC – Just Checking: Do Follow-Up Phone Calls Reduce Reattendance to PED?
USS for Nephrolithiasis
JC: Should USS be first investigation for renal colic? St.Emlyn’s
ntensive Care Medicine
Impact of intra-arrest hypothermia in cardiac arrest. An RCT
JC: Getting Chilly Quickly 3. Hypothermia at St.Emlyn’s
MR CLEAN Study
JC: Intra-arterial treatment for Stroke
Chest pain: if it hurts a lot is it a heart attack?
JC: Is severe chest pain more likely to be a heart attack?
Mechanical versus manual chest compression for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (PARAMEDIC): a pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial
JC: PARAMEDIC trial m-CPR at St.Emlyn’s
A Randomized Trial of Intraarterial Treatment for Acute
JC: Intra-arterial treatment for Stroke
Acad Emerg Med
A randomized controlled trial of the effects of a brief intervention to increase chlamydia and gonorrhea testing uptake among young adult female emergency department patients.
JC: STI’s at Christmas. St.Emlyn’s
Very Early Administration of Progesterone for Acute Traumatic Brain Injury
JC: Progesterone’s pleiotropic failure in head injury. St.Emlyn’s