Journal Club Forum
Alaska ACEP created the Journal Club discussion forum to facilitate information sharing between physicians practicing emergency medicine in Alaska.
Past Journal Club information and materials:
Topic: Opioid Prescribing in the ED
Topic: Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Manual Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Versus CPR Including a Mechanical Chest Compression Device in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Comprehensive Meta-analysis From Randomized and Observational Studies
Topic: Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis
Articles for discussion:
Association of Fluid Resuscitation Initiation Within 30 Minutes of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Recognition With Reduced Mortality and Length of Stay.
Systematic review including re-analyses of 1148 individual data sets of central venous pressure as a predictor of fluid responsiveness.
Effect of bedside ultrasonography on the certainty of physician clinical decision making for septic patients in the emergency department.
Amiodarone, Lidocaine, or Placebo in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.
Articles for discussion
January 2016 Journal Club Summary
Age-adjusted D-dimer cutoff levels to rule out pulmonary embolism: the ADJUST-PE study
Outpatient versus inpatient treatment for patients with acute pulmonary embolism: an international, open-label, randomised, non-inferiority trial
The use of D-dimer with new cutoff can be useful in diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy
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