Plaster cast versus functional brace for non-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture (UKSTAR): a multicentre randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation

Plaster cast versus functional brace for non-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture (UKSTAR): a multicentre randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation

Methodology: 3.5/5 Usefulness: 3.5/5 Costa ML et al. Lancet. 2020 Feb 8;395(10222):441-448. Question and Methods: The UKSTAR trial was a pragmatic, multicenter RCT that compared plaster cast against walking boot for non-operative management of Achilles tendon rupture...
Effects of a high-dose 24-h infusion of tranexamic acid on death and thromboembolic events in patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding (HALT-IT): an international randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Effects of a high-dose 24-h infusion of tranexamic acid on death and thromboembolic events in patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding (HALT-IT): an international randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 4/5 HALT-IT Trial Collaborators. Lancet. 2020 Jun 20;395(10241):1927-1936 Questions and Methods: This was an international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with the objective to quantify the effect of TXA on death due to...
Use of a Rapid Diagnostic for Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae for Women in the Emergency Department Can Improve Clinical Management: Report of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Use of a Rapid Diagnostic for Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae for Women in the Emergency Department Can Improve Clinical Management: Report of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Methodology: 3/5           Usefulness: 2.5/5 Gaydos CA et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Jul;74(1):36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.09.012. Epub 2018 Nov 2. Question and Methods: RCT of women receiving pelvic testing for CT/NG comparing standard of care test (NAAT) vs....