Does Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Improve Clinical Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients With Undifferentiated Hypotension? An International Randomized Controlled Trial From the SHoC-ED Investigators

Does Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Improve Clinical Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients With Undifferentiated Hypotension? An International Randomized Controlled Trial From the SHoC-ED Investigators

Journal Club Summary Methodology Score: 3/5 Usefulness Score: 2/5 Atkinson PR, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Oct;72(4):478-489 Question and Methods: This was the first multicenter, prospective, RCT examining the effect of POCUS on 30-day survival of undifferentiated...
Diagnostic Accuracy of the Aortic Dissection Detection Risk Score Plus D-Dimer for Acute Aortic Syndromes: The ADvISED Prospective Multicenter Study

Diagnostic Accuracy of the Aortic Dissection Detection Risk Score Plus D-Dimer for Acute Aortic Syndromes: The ADvISED Prospective Multicenter Study

Methodology Score: 3/5 Usefulness Score: 3/5 Nazerian P, et al. Circulation. 2018 Jan 16;137(3):250-258.  Editorial – Biomarker-Assisted Diagnosis of Acute Aortic Dissection. Question: The ADvISED trial was an International Multicenter prospective observational...
Evaluation of computed tomography in patients with atypical angina or chest pain clinically referred for invasive coronary angiography: randomised controlled trial

Evaluation of computed tomography in patients with atypical angina or chest pain clinically referred for invasive coronary angiography: randomised controlled trial

Journal Club Summary Dewey M, et al. BMJ. 2016 Oct 24;355:i5441. Methodology: 2.5/5 Usefulness: 2.5/5 Question and Methods: Prospective single center RCT to determine whether patients with intermediate probability of CAD and atypical chest pain/angina should undergo...