Journal Club

Find links below for tools we use for our weekly Journal Club

Critical Appraisal Tools

RCEM Technical Guide

Critical Appraisal overview powerpoint


WessexICS – REVERT trial review

Here the Journal Club papers from the last year that we have used

//decided not to link the papers directly as I’m not sure which were open access and which weren’t

JC 040615 – Ambulatory Management of Large Spontaneous Pneumothorax With Pigtail Catheters

JC 040914 – Use of a comprehensive metabolic panel POCT to reduce length of stay in the ED. a RCT

JC 050315 – The PITCHFORK Trial

JC 220115 – Assessing 2 DDimer age-adjustment strategies to optimise CT use in ED evaluation of pulmonary embolism.

JC 210515 – Prehospital end-tidal carbon dioxide differentiates between cardiac and obstructive causes of dyspnoea

JC 201114 – Topical lidocaine to improve oral intake in children with painful infectious mouth ulcers: A blinded randomised RCT

JC 161014 – Goal directed resuscitation for patients with early septic shock

JC 160415 – Use of glucagon in relieving esophageal food bolus impaction in the era of eosinophilic esophageal infiltration

JC 140515 – Apneic oxygenation was associated with decreased desaturation rates during RSI by an Australian HEMS

JC 131114 – Mortality after fluid bolus in African children with severe infection

JC 090415 – Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for spinal pain and osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo controlled trials

JC 080115 – Validation of the risk estimator decision aid for atrial fibrillation for predicting 30-day adverse events in ED patients with AF

JC 230415 – Clinical scaphoid score (CSS) to identify scaphoid fracture with MRI in patients with normal xray after a wrist trauma

JC 231014 – A double blin, randomised, placebo-controlled trial of oral midazolam plus oral ketamine for sedation of children during laceration repair

JC 250914 – Incidence of clinically important biphasic reactions in ED patients with allergic reactions or anaphylaxis

JC 260215 – Transfusion of plasma,platelets and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 vs a 1:1:2 ratio and mortality in patients with severe trauma

JC 271114 – Manual vs integrated automatic load-distributing band CPR with equal survival after OOH cardiac arrest. The CIRC trial.

JC 280814 – Accuracy of point of care ultrasonography for diagnosis of elbow fractures in children

JC 290115 – Association of traumatic brain injuries with vomiting in children with blunt head trauma

JC 300415 – Intravenous subdissociative dose ketamine vs morphine for analgesia in the ED: a RCT

JC 301014 – LP or not LP, that is the question: gold standard or unnecessary procedure in subarachnoid haemorrhage?