Bariatric Surgery Complications in the ED

Bariatric Surgery Complications in the ED

As emergency physicians, we frequently see patient with metabolic syndromes and obesity. Globally, a significant rise in obesity has been observed over the last 30 years, including a dramatic rise in Canada28,32. From 1985 to 2016, obesity increased by more than 300%...

Healthcare’s Implicit Bias Problem

Healthcare’s Implicit Bias Problem

On an individual level, we all have implicit biases. It would be impossible to have a lived experience without having biases. They're a product of our genetics, environment, opportunities, experiences etc. We develop blindspots that we are often unaware of - and this...

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 ...

Managing Pediatric GERD in the ED

Managing Pediatric GERD in the ED

We're back this week with some new pediatric content -- Managing Pediatric GERD! Check out our recent peds post on managing pediatric agitation here. Reflux disease is often considered as a common etiology for infants presenting with vomiting and perceived discomfort...

External validation of a low HEAR score to identify emergency department chest pain patients at very low risk of major adverse cardiac events without troponin testing

External validation of a low HEAR score to identify emergency department chest pain patients at very low risk of major adverse cardiac events without troponin testing

Methodology: 3.5/5 Usefulness: 2.5/5 O'Rielly CM, et al. CJEM. 2021 Jul 17. doi: 10.1007/s43678-021-00159-y. Question and Methods:  Secondary analysis validation study that sought to validate proposed HEAR score’ ability to identify low risk patients for acute...

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