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January 2017

Du Saveruio, S. et al. The NOTA Study (Non Operative Treatment for Acute Appendicitis):  prospective study on the efficacy and safety of antibiotics (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) for treating patients with right lower quadrant abdominal pain and long term follow-up of conservatively treated suspected appendicitis. Annals of Surgery, 2014 Jul; 260(1), 109-117.

July 2016

Bell C. et al. Butane Hash Oil Burns Associated with Marijuana Liberalization in Colorado.  J. Med. Toxicol. (2015) 11:422–425
July 2016 Journal Club Summary - Unintended side effects of MJ legalization

June 2016

Cardenas - Garcia J et al.  J Hosp Med. 2015 Sep;10(9):581-5. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2394. Epub 2015 May 26

May 2016

Backes et al, Time-Dependent Test Characteristics if Head Computed Tomography in Patients Suspected of Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Stroke AHA Journals, DOI: 10.1161/StrokeAHA.112.658880

April 2016

Rainer TH, Cheng CH, Janssens HJ, Man CY, Tam LS, Choi YF, et al. Oral Prednisolone in the Treatment of Acute Gout: A Pragmatic, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2016;164:464-471. doi:10.7326/M14-2070

March 2016

Little P, Stuart B, Hobbs FD, Butler CC, Hay AD, Campbell J, et al; DESCARTE investigators. Predictors of suppurative complications for acute sore throat in primary care: prospective clinical cohort study. BMJ 2013;347:f6867

Role of antibiotics in suspected Group A Strep Pharyngitis: Journal Club Summary

Resident Summary of Strepticoccal Pharyngitis Journal Club

February 2016

Mathiasen, Ronald A., and Raul M. Cruz. "Prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial of a novel matrix hemostatic sealant in patients with acute anterior epistaxis." The Laryngoscope 115.5 (2005): 899-902

February 2016 Journal Club Faculty Summary

January 2016

Johnman et al, Quality of life following percutaneous coronary interventions in octogenarians: a systematic review. Heart 2013; 99: 779-

November 2014

Thrombolysis with Alteplase 3 to 4.5 hours after Acute Ischemic Stroke. NEJM 2008 September; 359:13 1317-1329 (.pdf)

TPA For Acute Ishemic Stroke - National Institue Of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (.pdf)

October 2014

Ultrasound Versus Computerized Tomography for Evaluating Urolithiasis Passerotti (.pdf)

September 2014

September 2014 journal club summary-anaphylaxis (.pdf)

Lin et al, Improved Outcomes in Patients With Acute Allergic Syndromes Who Are Treated With Combined H1 and H2 Antagonists Novemeber 2000 (.pdf)

"Runge J.W., et al., Histamine antagonists in the treatment of acute allergic reactions.” Annals of Emergency Medicine 1992 Mar;(3):237-242 (.pdf)

August 2014

Manoj K. Mittal, MD, et al., for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics

August 2014 Journal Club Summary - Pediatric Appendicitis (.pdf)

Goldman et al., Prospective Validation of the Pediatric Appendicitis Score, The Journal of Pediatrics, August 2008 (.pdf)

July 2014

Bernard SA, Gray TW, Buist MD, Jones BM, Silvester W, Gutteridge G, Smith K. Treatment of comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with induced hypothermia. N Engl J Med 2002, 346 (8), 557-63. (.pdf)

May 2014

May 2014 Journal Club Summary - Agitation and Treatment (.pdf)

Gabapentin reduces preoperative anxiety and pain catastrophizing in highly anxious patients prior to major surgery: a blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial. Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology (2013) 60: 432-443. (.pdf)

April 2014

April 2014 Journal Club Summary -Obesity Intervention (.pdf)

March 2014

Chowdhury AH, Cox EF, Francis ST, Lobo DN. A Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Crossover Study on the Effects of 2-L Infusions of 0.9% Saline and Plasma-Lyte 148 on Renal Blood Flow Velocity and Renal Cortical Tissue in Healthy Volunteers. Ann Surg 2012;256:18–24 

Young JB, et al. Saline Versus Plasma-Lyte A in Initial Resuscitation of Trauma Patients: A Randomized Trial Annals of Surgery 2014; 259(2):255-262 (.pdf)

March 2014 Journal Club Summary - Resuscitation Fluids (.pdf)

January 2014

DeSouza et al. Antidysrhythmic drug therapy for the termination of stable, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia: A systematic review. Emergency Medicine Journal (2013) 0: 1-7. (.pdf)

Dorian, Paul, Dan Cass, Brian Schwartz, Richard Cooper, Robert Gelaznikas, and Aiala Barr. "Amiodarone as Compared with Lidocaine for Shock-Resistant Ventricular Fibrillation."New England Journal of Medicine. 346.12 (2002): 884-90. (.pdf)

D R Tomlinson, P Cherian, T R Betts, et al. Intravenous amiodarone for the pharmacological termination of haemodynamically-tolerated sustained ventricular tachycardia: is bolus dose amiodarone an appropriate first-line treatment? Emerg Med J 2008 25: 15-18. (.pdf)

Ventricular Tachycardia and Antiarrhythmics (.pdf)

December 2013

December 2013 Journal Club Summary - Choosing Wisely Campaign (.pdf)

November 2013

November 2013/Pulmonary Embolism Treatment Journal Club Summary (.pdf)

Aujesky, D et al. Outpatient vs Inpatient Treatment for Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism: An International, Open-Label, Randomised, Non-Inferiority Trial. Lancet (2011) 378: 41-48. (.pdf)

Outpatient versus inpatient treatment in patients with pulmonary embolism: a meta-analysis. Wendy Zondag. ERJ July 1, 2013 vol. 42 no. 1 134-144. (.pdf)

Zondag W, et. Al. Outpatient treatment in patients with acute pulmonary embolism: the Hestia Study. J thrombosis and haemostasis, 9: 1500-1507, april 2011. (.pdf)

October 2013

October 2013 Journal Club Summary (.pdf)

Bo Fan, Deyong Yang, Jianbo Wang, Xiangyu Che, Xiancheng Li, Lina Wang, Feng Chen, Tiezheng Wang and Xishuang Song. Can tamsulosin facilitate expulsion of ureteral stones? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. International Journal of Urology (2013) 20, 818-830. (.pdf)

Parsons et al. Efficacy of Alpha Blockers for the treatment of Ureteral Stones. The Journal of Urology. Vol. 177, 983-987, March 2007. (.pdf)

Ferre et al.-Tamsulosin for Ureteral Stones in the Emergency Department: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2009; 54:432-439. (.pdf)

September 2013

Single Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block For Post-hip Fracture Pain Relief (.pdf)

Foss - Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blockade for Acute Pain Control in Hip Fracture Patients (.pdf)

Fletcher - Three-in-one femoral nerve block as analgesia for fractured neck of femur in the emergency department (.pdf)

September 2013 Journal Club Summary - Regional Anesthesia for Hip Fractures (.pdf)

August 2013

Suominen - Health-related quality of life after a drowning incident as a child (.pdf)

Tipton - Decision making guide for search, rescue and resuscitation of submersion victims (.pdf)

August 2013 Journal Club Sumamry (.pdf)

July 2013

Al-Haddad - Glucagon for the relief of esophageal food impaction: Does it really work? (.pdf)

July 2013 Journal Club Summary(.pdf)

July 2013 Journal Club Summary Notes (.pdf)

Leopard - The management of oesophageal soft food bolus obstruction: a systematic review (.pdf)

Sodeman - Predictors of Glucagon success in Acute Esophageal Food Bolus Impaction (.pdf)

Tibbling - Effect of spasmolytic drugs on esophageal foreign bodies (.pdf)

June 2013

Birnbaum - Efficacy of Patient-controlled Analgesia for Patients With Acute Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department (.pdf)

Rahman - Randomized controlled trial of patient-controlled analgesia compared with boluses of analgesia for the control of acute traumatic pain in the emergency (.pdf)

March 2013

Firueras - Blood volume prior to and following treatment of acute pulmonary edema (.pdf)

NHLBI - Diuretic Strategies in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (.pdf)

Peacock - ADHERE registry (.pdf)

February 2013

February 2013 Journal Club Summary (.pdf)

Patanwala A. - Succinylcholine Versus Rocuronium for First-attempt Intubation Success (.pdf)

January 2013

McCormack et al. - Can CT/CTA replace CT/LP for SAH? (.pdf)

January 2013 Journal Club Summary (.pdf)

December 2012

December 2012 JC Summary (.pdf)

Larsen et al. Acute Coronary Angiography After ROSC - A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis(.pdf)

Zanuttini, D. et al. Emergency Coronary Angiography After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest(.pdf)

November 2012

Droperidol vs Midazolam for Acute Agitation (.pdf)

Haldol vs Olanzapine for Acute Agitation (.pdf)

Journal Club Summary Chemical Restraints for Acute Agitation (.pdf)

Midazolam vs Haloperidol vs Lorazepam for Acute Agitation (.pdf)

October 2012

CCTA Versus Standard Evaluation in Acute Chest Pain (.pdf)

CCTA Journal Club Summary (.pdf)

September 2012

Endovascular Therapy for Stroke (.pdf)

Stroke Summary (.pdf)

August 2012

Pneumonia Severity Index and Admission (.pdf)

Clinical Judgement vs Pneumonia Severity Index (.pdf)

Aug 2012 Pneumonia Summary (.pdf)

July 2012

July 2012 Low Risk Chest Pain Summary (.pdf)

TIMI Risk Score Applied to ED Patients (.pdf)

June 2012

Midazolam, ketamine and recovery agitation (.pdf)

May 2012

Pain Management Protocols in the Netherlands (.pdf)

Intravenous Opiods for Severe Acute Pain (.pdf)

February 2012

Magnesium and Myocardial Infraction (.pdf)

Magnesium and Myocardial Infraction Meta-analysis (.pdf)

December 2011

CT Radiation Risk (.pdf)

Radiation Risk Summary (.pdf)

National Trends ED CT Use (.pdf)

November 2011

Meningitis and Complex Febrile Seizures (.pdf)

LP and First Simple Febrile Seizure (.pdf)

Simple Febrile Seizure Guidelines (.pdf)

October 2011

Uncertainty Tolerance and Burnout (.pdf)

September 2011

Sepsis Deterioration on Wards (.pdf)

Sepsis 2011 Summary (.pdf)

Abnormal Vital Signs Trigger (.pdf)

Nonadherence to EDGT (.pdf)

July 2011

Dabigatran - FDA Dosing (.pdf)

Direct Thrombin Inhibitors(.pdf)

New Events RE-LY Retrial(.pdf)

Journal Club Summary(.pdf)

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Cirrhotic Gastrointestinal Bleeding(.pdf)

Emergency Sclerotherapy vs Vasoactive Drugs for Bleeding Oesophageal Varices in Cirrhotic Patients(.pdf)

Factor Vlla for Variceal Bleeding(.pdf)

March 2011

Etomidate andAdrenal Suppression(.pdf)

Etomidate on Septic Patient Mortality and Length of Stay(.pdf)

Journal Club Summary(.pdf)

January 2011

Prognostic Model for PE(.pdf)

Patient selection for outpatient treatment of PE(.pdf)

PE Risk Score(.pdf)

December 2010

Abscses Summary(.pdf)

Bactrim in Abscess(.pdf)

Cephalexin in Abscess(.pdf)

Packing in Abscess(.pdf)

September 2010

Pediatric Head Trauma Quick Reference(.pdf)

July 2010

CHALICE Score(.pdf)

PECARN Head Trauma(.pdf)

SCALP Score(.pdf)

Skull Radiographs and Pediatric Emergency Phsyciain Interpertation(.pdf) Article Summary Template (.pdf)

Article Summary Example (.pdf)