Hi all, I’m excited to report that I’ve joined the group over at REBELEM.com (Rezaie’s Evidence Based Evaluation of Literature in Emergency Medicine) and my first post on the use of Colchicine for treatment of pericarditis is now up. For those of you who don’t follow REBEL:EM, what are you waiting for? With Salim Rezaie […]
Calgary EM Journal Club: Therapeutic Hypothermia – Targeted Temperature Management Trial
In the January 2014 instalment of the journal club, the Calgary EM program reviewed the recent practice changing paper on cooling (AKA therapeutic hypothermia) after out of hospital cardiac arrest. For more discussion of this paper, you can check out TheSGEM Episode 54 and this EMCrit Podcast and EMCrit Wee with Jon Rittenberger. Read on for our […]
Propofol for Migraine Part 2
The use of propofol to treat migraine has been previously discussed here at SOCMOB. Today an interesting paper came to my attention thanks to Reuben Strayer over at EMupdates. Single dose propofol 1 mg/kg over 60 seconds effective for migraine in four cases. http://t.co/M1P9fMda4M — reuben strayer (@emupdates) November 6, 2013 This paper published by Mosier […]
Evidence Based Management of Acute Heart Failure: Forget LMNOP, think POND!
Case: Imagine you are an attending ED physician supervising a learner. A 72 year old female presents to the ED with cough and shortness of breath worsening over a week. She has a history of Afib, previous MI, diabetes and dyslipidemia. She has recently been non-compliant with her meds and has been taking some ketorolac […]