Author: Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy


  • Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy

    Dr. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy is an attending physician and associate scientist at the Ottawa Hospital and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute with an particular interest in syncope and presyncope care.

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blood transfusion
Cardiology, Hematology, Journal Club

Restrictive or Liberal Transfusion Strategy in Myocardial Infarction and Anemia

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 3.5/5 Carson JL, et al. N Engl J Med. 2023 Dec 28;389(26):2446-2456. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2307983.  Questions and methods: This mult... Read more.
Airway, Anesthesiology, Full Article, Journal Club

Effect of Bougie Use on First-Attempt Success in Tracheal Intubations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 3/5 von Hellmann R, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2024 Feb;83(2):132-144.  Question and Methods: Systematic review of 18 studies (12 RCT) ... Read more.
trauma arrest
Journal Club, Trauma

Emergency Department Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta in Trauma Patients With Exsanguinating Hemorrhage: The UK-REBOA Randomized Clinical Trial

Methodology: 2/5 Usefulness: 2/5 Jansen JO, et al. JAMA. 2023 Oct 12:e2320850.  Editorial: Contemporary Adjuncts to Hemorrhage Control. Question and Methods: ... Read more.
car crash
Featured, Full Article, Hematology, Journal Club, Trauma

Early and Empirical High-Dose Cryoprecipitate for Hemorrhage After Traumatic Injury: The CRYOSTAT-2 Randomized Clinical Trial

Methodology: 3.5/5 Usefulness: 4/5 Davenport R, et al. JAMA. 2023 Oct 12:e2321019.  Editorial: Contemporary Adjuncts to Hemorrhage Control. Question and Method... Read more.
Pulmonary Embolism
Featured, Full Article, Journal Club, Thrombosis

Diuretic vs. placebo in intermediate-risk acute pulmonary embolism: a randomized clinical trial

Methodology: 2/5 Usefulness: 1/5 Lim P, et al. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2022 Jan 12;11(1):2-9. Question and Methods: Does diuresis with single-dose IV... Read more.
Blood test tubes
Journal Club, Quality Improvement

Reduction of urea test ordering in the emergency department: multicomponent intervention including education, electronic ordering, and data feedback

Methodology: 2.5/5 Usefulness: 2/5 Mathura P, et al. CJEM. 2022 Sep;24(6):636-640. Editorial: When evidence-based medicine and quality improvement collide. Ques... Read more.
infant crying
Full Article, Journal Club, Pediatric Care, Pediatrics, Trauma

Risk of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Infants Younger than 3 Months With Minor Blunt Head Trauma

Methodology: 3/5 Usefulness: 3.5/5 Abid Z, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 Sep;78(3):321-330.e1.  Question and Methods: The study assessed the risk of brain injurie... Read more.
flank pain
Addictions, Chronic Pain, Full Article, Journal Club, Urology

Dexamethasone and ketorolac compare with ketorolac alone in acute renal colic: A randomized clinical trial

Methodology: 2.5/5 Usefulness: 2.5/5 Razi A, et al. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Aug;58:245-250.  Question and Methods: This single-center, RCT of 120  patients with ... Read more.
Cardiology, Journal Club

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin on Presentation to Rule Out Myocardial Infarction: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Methodology: 3.5/5 Usefulness: 3.5/5 Anand A, et al. Circulation. 2021 Jun 8;143(23):2214-2224.  Raising the Bar for Clinical Cardiac Troponin Research Studies... Read more.