Welcome to the Calgary Emergency Medicine Journal Club page!
The University of Calgary FRCPC and CCFP-EM residents hold a joint journal club each month. These provide an excellent forum for discussion of one or more journal articles. Unfortunately, not all of the residents can make it every month, so this page will provide an opportunity to view the discussion and conclusions of each month’s JC. In addition, it provides another FOAM resource for others across the globe.
Some months the article has already been critically appraised and podcast on by Ken Milne over at The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine (The SGEM), and a link to his critical appraisal is posted in place of a new review. The SGEM is approved by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) as an online CME activity, and I highly recommend it.
Special thanks to other great EM Journal Club’s out there, including Indiana U EM, WashU St. Louis, Temple EM (which you can follow and participate in using Twitter) and more for the idea to do this.
Should we give empiric antibiotics after cardiac arrest?
Colchicine for Pericarditis and Review of Pediatric Myocarditis
Should we use topical anesthetics (eg. tetracaine) for Corneal Abrasions?
Usefulness of Alvarado and Pediatric scoring systems for appendicitis
Utility of a clinical decision rule for negative/inconclusive ultrasounds in appendicitis
Novel therapies for Anterior Epistaxis – Floseal and Tranexamic Acid (TXA)
Transfusion Strategies in Acute Upper GI Bleed – Link to SGEM Review same article
International Stroke Trial 3 (IST-3) – Link to SGEM Review of same article
Therapeutic Hypothermia – The Targeted Temperature Management Trial
Dual Anti-Platelet Therapy for Stroke Prevention