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Journal Club – Nov. 8, 2017

Topic: Pediatric Minor Trauma Gamechangers

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Radiograph-Negative Lateral Ankle Injuries in Children: Occult Growth Plate Fracture or Sprain?

A randomized controlled trial of cast versus splint for distal radial buckle fracture: an evaluation of satisfaction, convenience, and preference.

Association Between Early Participation in Physical Activity Following Acute Concussion and Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms in Children and Adolescents.


Past Journal Club information and materials:

May 2017

Topic:  Opioid Prescribing in the ED

Opioid Prescribing Patterns of Emergency Physicians and Risk of Long-Term Use

Naproxen With Cyclobenzaprine,Oxycodone/Acetaminophen, or Placebo for Treating Acute Low Back Pain A Randomized Clinical Trial

Association of Emergency Department Opioid Initiation with Recurrent Opioid Use

November 2016

Topic: Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Amiodarone, Lidocaine, or Placebo in Out-of-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

Effect of Dispatcher-Assisted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Program and Location of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest on Survival and Neurologic Outcome

Trial of Continuous or Interrupted Chest Compressions during CPR


May 2016

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.

January 2016

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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