The BREACH

Reviews and summaries of the very best EM papers and FOAM education

November 6th, 2018    

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Thanks for visiting. The BREACH is a monthly project where we discuss all the latest Emergency Medicine research and summarise it simply and directly for you, our busy listeners.

The episodes are listed below in chronological order. 10 are published each month. Use the 'archives' menu on the left to navigate to more recent podcasts.

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November 6th, 2018    

1. Can I clear the C-spine if there are ‘distracting injuries’?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30188422

 

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November 6th, 2018    

2. What is the prevalence of PE in patients presenting with syncope?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28947223

Prandoni: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1602172

 

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November 7th, 2018    

3. IV fluids for alcohol intoxication?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29289398

Australian study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24308613

Best Bets: https://bestbets.org/bets/bet.php?id=701

 

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November 7th, 2018    

4. Symptom-triggered therapy for alcohol withdrawal

https://emj.bmj.com/content/early/2018/10/03/emermed-2017-206997

NICE CG100: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg100

Example STT protocol: https://emergencymedicinecases.com/alcohol-withdrawal-delirium-tremens/

 

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November 7th, 2018    

5. A novel scoring tool for alcohol withdrawal

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21040105

 

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November 8th, 2018    

6. How reassuring is that initial ECG, really?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28044391/

Larger Registry study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23237133/

 

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November 8th, 2018    

7. Acute heart failure management

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30266198

 

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November 8th, 2018    

8. Comparison of deroofing and aspiration for burn blisters

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29703044

 

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November 9th, 2018    

9. A non-surgical option for appendicitis?

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2703354

 

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