October’s journal club papers

The October Journal club and dispatched not one but two papers: Caterino JM, Hains DS, Camargo CA, Quraishi SA, Saxena V, Schwaderer AL. A Prospective, Observational Pilot Study of the Use of Urinary Antimicrobial Peptides in Diagnosing Emergency Department Patients With Positive Urine Cultures. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Oct;22(10):1226-30. doi: 10.1111/acem.12770. Full text freely available … More October’s journal club papers

Use of d-dimer to exclude acute aortic dissection and Emergency department overcrowding

Journal club met this morning to hear an analysis of three systematic reviews on the use of d-dimer to rule out acute aortic dissection. We also amused ourselves with this paper on emergency department overcrowding: Boyle A, Abel G, Raut P, Austin R, Dhakshinamoorthy V, Ayyamuthu R, Murdoch I, Burton J. Comparison of the International … More Use of d-dimer to exclude acute aortic dissection and Emergency department overcrowding

Journal club 31 March

Full text: http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0196-0644(15)01089-6 Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;66(6):570-582.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.07.499. Epub 2015 Aug 29. Imaging Foreign Bodies: Ingested, Aspirated, and Inserted. Tseng HJ1, Hanna TN2, Shuaib W2, Aized M3, Khosa F2, Linnau KF4. Author information Abstract Foreign bodies can gain entrance to the body through several mechanisms, ie, ingestion, aspiration, and purposeful insertion. For each … More Journal club 31 March

Journal club 25th January

Journal club 25th January -9am  Click here for paper: 2016 Emerg Med J Manzano Diagnostic performance of S100B protein serum measurement in detecting intracranial injury in children with mild head trauma Sergio Manzano,1 Iris Bachmann Holzinger,2 Christian J Kellenberger,3 Laurence Lacroix,1 Dagmar Klima-Lange,4 Martin Hersberger,5 Giorgio La Scala,6 Stefan Altermatt,7 Georg Staubli2 ABSTRACT Objective To assess … More Journal club 25th January