Intracranial hemorrhage after head injury among older patients on anticoagulation seen in the emergency department: a population-based cohort study

Intracranial hemorrhage after head injury among older patients on anticoagulation seen in the emergency department: a population-based cohort study

Methodology: 3/5 Usefulness: 3/5 Grewal K, et al. CMAJ. 2021 Oct 12;193(40):E1561-E1567.  Question and Methods: Retrospective cohort study evaluating risk of ICH post head injury in ED patients >65 years on warfarin or DOAC or no anticoagulant. Findings: Patients...
Effect of Use of a Bougie vs Endotracheal Tube With Stylet on Successful Intubation on the First Attempt Among Critically Ill Patients Undergoing Tracheal Intubation: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Effect of Use of a Bougie vs Endotracheal Tube With Stylet on Successful Intubation on the First Attempt Among Critically Ill Patients Undergoing Tracheal Intubation: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 3/5 Driver BE, et al. JAMA. 2021 Dec 28;326(24):2488-2497. Question and Methods:  Multicentre unblinded pragmatic trial comparing first pass success with the bougie compared to stylet in endotracheal intubation of critically ill patients ...
External validation of a low HEAR score to identify emergency department chest pain patients at very low risk of major adverse cardiac events without troponin testing

External validation of a low HEAR score to identify emergency department chest pain patients at very low risk of major adverse cardiac events without troponin testing

Methodology: 3.5/5 Usefulness: 2.5/5 O’Rielly CM, et al. CJEM. 2021 Jul 17. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00159-y. Question and Methods:  Secondary analysis validation study that sought to validate proposed HEAR score’ ability to identify low risk patients for acute...
Self-obtained vaginal swabs are not inferior to provider-performed endocervical sampling for emergency department diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis

Self-obtained vaginal swabs are not inferior to provider-performed endocervical sampling for emergency department diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis

Methodology: 3/5 Usefulness:2/5 Chinnock B, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Jun;28(6):612-620. doi: 10.1111/acem.14213.  Question and Methods:  This prospective observational cohort trial sought to assess if self-obtained vaginal swabs were not inferior to...