The STI Cheat sheet

The STI Cheat sheet

Here we present a STI ‘cheat sheet’ to commonly encountered STIs – their etiology, workup and treatment. The following recommendations are based on the Canadian PHAC guidelines. We will not cover the important aspect of taking a sexual history, but...
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....
Effect of Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone, and Thiamine vs Hydrocortisone Alone on Time Alive and Free of Vasopressor Support Among Patients With Septic Shock: The VITAMINS Randomized Clinical Trial

Effect of Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone, and Thiamine vs Hydrocortisone Alone on Time Alive and Free of Vasopressor Support Among Patients With Septic Shock: The VITAMINS Randomized Clinical Trial

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 3/5 Fujii T, et al. JAMA. 2020 Jan 17. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.22176. [Epub ahead of print] Editorial: Lack of Benefit of High-Dose Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Hydrocortisone Combination for Patients With Sepsis. Question and Methods:...