Author: Ian Stiell


Critical Care, Featured, Infectious Disease, Journal Club, Resuscitation

Early Restrictive or Liberal Fluid Management for Sepsis-Induced Hypotension

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 3/5 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury Clinical Trials Network; et al. ¬... Read more.
cardiac arrest, Cardiology, emergency, Journal Club, Resuscitation

Early Extracorporeal CPR for Refractory Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 2.5/5 Suverein MM, et al. N Engl J Med. 2023 Jan 26;388(4):299-309. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2204511. Question and Methods: Does eCPR inc... Read more.
Cardiology, Full Article, Journal Club

Thromboembolic events following cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation and flutter: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Wong BM, et al. CJEM. 2021 Jul;23(4):500-511.  Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 3.5/5 Question and Methods: Systematic review and meta-analysis of 20 studies to ev... Read more.
Full Article, Journal Club, Radiology, Ultrasound

Evaluation of bedside sonography performed by emergency physicians to detect intussusception in children in the emergency department

Tonson la Tour A, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Aug;28(8):866-872. Methodology: 3/5 Usefulness: 3/5 Question and Methods: This prospective cohort study tried to i... Read more.
Journal Club, Neurology

Intravenous tenecteplase compared with alteplase for acute ischaemic stroke in Canada (AcT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, registry-linked, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial

Methodology: 4.5/5 Usefulness: 5/5 Menon BK, et al. Lancet. 2022 Jul 16;400(10347):161-169. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01054-6. Question and Methods: This multi... Read more.
Airway, Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Journal Club

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... Read more.
Cardiology, Featured, Journal Club

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 v... Read more.