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:...
Intravenous tenecteplase compared with alteplase for acute ischaemic stroke in Canada (AcT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, registry-linked, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial

Intravenous tenecteplase compared with alteplase for acute ischaemic stroke in Canada (AcT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, registry-linked, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial

Methodology: 4.5/5 Usefulness: 5/5 Menon BK, et al. Lancet. 2022 Jul 16;400(10347):161-169. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01054-6. Question and Methods: This multicentre, open label, randomized control trial at 22 primary and comprehensive stroke centres across Canada...
RAFF-3 Trial: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomised Trial to Improve Care of Acute Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter in the Emergency Department

RAFF-3 Trial: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomised Trial to Improve Care of Acute Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter in the Emergency Department

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 5/5 Stiell IG, et al. Can J Cardiol. 2021 Oct;37(10):1569-1577. Question and Methods: Using a stepped wedge cluster randomized trial, does implementation of the CAEP Best Practice Checklist for acute atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter...
Thrombectomy for anterior circulation stroke beyond 6 h from time last known well (AURORA): a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis

Thrombectomy for anterior circulation stroke beyond 6 h from time last known well (AURORA): a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis

Methodology: 3/5 Usefulness: 2/5 Jovin TG, et al. Lancet. 2022 Jan 15;399(10321):249-258. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01341-6. Editorial: Late thrombectomy for ischaemic stroke. Dippel D, et al. Lancet. 2022 Jan 15;399(10321):213-215. Question and Methods: This...
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 Use of a Bougie vs Endotracheal Tube With Stylet on Successful Intubation on the First Attempt Among Critically Ill Patients Undergoing Tracheal Intubation: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Effect of Use of a Bougie vs Endotracheal Tube With Stylet on Successful Intubation on the First Attempt Among Critically Ill Patients Undergoing Tracheal Intubation: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 3/5 Driver BE, et al. JAMA. 2021 Dec 28;326(24):2488-2497. Question and Methods:  Multicentre unblinded pragmatic trial comparing first pass success with the bougie compared to stylet in endotracheal intubation of critically ill patients ...