Article of the Week

Article of the Week: AHA Guidelines

It's the hot-off-the-presses AHA guidelines for CPR. It's hard to get excited about guidelines but you will notice a few changes to cardiac arrest resuscitation. Notable changes include... - No longer using Vasopressin in place of Epi. - Amiodarone>Lidocaine - Mg should not be used routinely. - ETCO2 to monitor for correct ETT placement and… Continue reading Article of the Week: AHA Guidelines

Article of the Week

Article of the Week: Steroids for Acute Radiculopathy

This weeks EBM Article is from JAMA and reviews oral steroids for acute radiculopathy. It's a well done randomized trial that demonstrates mild to moderate improvement in functional scores at three weeks for select patients.  Enjoy the read! Oral steroids for acute radiculopathy due to a herniated lumbar disk: a randomized clinical trial. Goldberg H,… Continue reading Article of the Week: Steroids for Acute Radiculopathy

Article of the Week

Article of the Week: CVC Complications

You may have already seen it or heard the buzz around it. It's the recently released NEJM study of central venous catheter complications. The authors essentially randomized about 3,000 folks to receive either IJ, subclavian, or femoral TLCs and looked at infection and complication rates. The results may surprise you. Parienti JJ, Mongardon N, Mégarbane… Continue reading Article of the Week: CVC Complications

Article of the Week

Article of the Week

This week's EBM article was recently published in the NEJM regarding the effectiveness of a novel bradykinin inhibitor, Icatibant, as an adjunct in the treatment of acute angioedema. The study highlights how little we know about the optimal treatment for this multifactorial condition. I'm also attaching the EBmedicine guidance on Angioedema. It discusses additional adjuncts… Continue reading Article of the Week

Article of the Week

Article of the Week: GABHS Pharyngitis

The article of the week is  a recently published systematic review looking at the sensitivity/specificity of RADT in kids/adults with suspected GABHS Pharyngitis. The data from the 59 studies (55K patients) is impressive and may be helpful in determining who should get cultured, antibiotics, or nothing at all. I've also included a link the most recent… Continue reading Article of the Week: GABHS Pharyngitis