Ottawa POCUS Symposium

Do you want to take your POCUS game to the next level? Then look no further than the Ottawa POCUS Symposium. This symposium will offer some of the best POCUS teachers in Ottawa and Nationwide.  Who should attend this conference? Staff and resident physicians and other...

Human Trafficking in the Emergency Department

Human Trafficking in the Emergency Department

The United Nations (UN) defines human trafficking (HT) as "the recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring, or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, or deception for the purpose of exploitation". HT...

Dynamic ECG Changes…

Dynamic ECG Changes…

You're working a night shift when you are handed the following ECG from triage in a 50 year old male, with no past medical history, presenting with chest pain:     What abnormalities do you notice? What is your approach?   Interpretation...

The Anxiety Prescription

The Anxiety Prescription

It is with increasing frequency that we are seeing higher volumes of patients presenting to their family physicians and the Emergency Department with complaints related to anxiety. It was certainly an issue that was noticed pre-COVID19, but the effect that the...

Effect of C-Reactive Protein-Guided Antibiotic Treatment Duration, 7-Day Treatment, or 14-Day Treatment on 30-Day Clinical Failure Rate in Patients with Uncomplicated Gram-Negative Bacteremia: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Effect of C-Reactive Protein-Guided Antibiotic Treatment Duration, 7-Day Treatment, or 14-Day Treatment on 30-Day Clinical Failure Rate in Patients with Uncomplicated Gram-Negative Bacteremia: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Methodology: 1/5           Usefulness: 1/5 von Dach E, et al. JAMA. 2020 Jun 2;323(21):2160-2169. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.6348. Question and Methods: In a multi-center, noninferiority, randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, the authors compared the rates of...

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