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

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 identify whether PoCUS can be used to diagnose intussusception by emergency department physicians. Findings:...
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 12 mg vs 6 mg of Dexamethasone on the Number of Days Alive Without Life Support in Adults With COVID-19 and Severe Hypoxemia: The COVID STEROID 2 Randomized Trial

Effect of 12 mg vs 6 mg of Dexamethasone on the Number of Days Alive Without Life Support in Adults With COVID-19 and Severe Hypoxemia: The COVID STEROID 2 Randomized Trial

Methodology: 3.5/5 Usefulness: 3.5/5 COVID STEROID 2 Trial Group, Munch MW, et al. JAMA. 2021 Nov 9;326(18):1807-1817. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.18295. Question and Methods: This blinded randomized clinical trial compared the effects of 12 mg daily relative to 6 mg daily...
A randomized double-blind trial comparing the effect on pain of an oral sucrose solution versus placebo in children 1-3 months old needing bladder catheterization

A randomized double-blind trial comparing the effect on pain of an oral sucrose solution versus placebo in children 1-3 months old needing bladder catheterization

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 2/5 Desjardins MP, et al. CJEM. 2021 Sep;23(5):655-662. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00130-x. Epub 2021 May 26. Question and Methods: This double-blinded RCT compares analgesic efficacy of oral sucrose versus placebo in bladder catheterization...
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...