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...
Association Between Administration of Systemic Corticosteroids and Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19: A Meta-analysis

Association Between Administration of Systemic Corticosteroids and Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19: A Meta-analysis

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 4/5 WHO Rapid Evidence Appraisal for COVID-19 Therapies (REACT) Working Group, Sterne JAC et al. JAMA. 2020 Oct 6;324(13):1330-1341. Question and Methods: Prospective meta-analysis of 7 RCTs investigating the utility of systemic...