Journal Club

Journal Club: CT Scans in the ED Abdominal Pain Patient – Role of PO Contrast?

For this monthʼs journal club we looked at the role of oral contrast in the evaluation of abdominal pain. Overall we found that omitting oral contrast can lead to accurate diagnosis while decreasing ED length of stay and decreasing time to the OR. Taken together, these studies stand as evidence against the routine use of… Continue reading Journal Club: CT Scans in the ED Abdominal Pain Patient – Role of PO Contrast?

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Journal Club: High Sensitivity Troponin in the ED

Topic: High Sensitivity Troponin in the ED Setting Wednesday August 13, at 6PM 53 West Palisade Ave #205 Englewood NJ 07631 ARTICLES: Serial Changes in Highly Sensitive Troponin I Assay and Early Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction High-Sensitivity vs Conventional troponin for management and prognosis assessment of patients with acute chest pain Sensitive Troponin I Assay… Continue reading Journal Club: High Sensitivity Troponin in the ED

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Journal Club: The HEART Score for Chest Pain in the ED

Hey everyone, I'd like to post a short blurb about our upcoming journal club which will be Wed July 9 at 6PM @ Metro Gourmet Brick Oven Pizza.  We will be discussing a bread and butter topic that's applicable to every EM provider: Chest pain and its risk stratification.  Some of the newest scoring out there is… Continue reading Journal Club: The HEART Score for Chest Pain in the ED