Schedule

View the complete 2017/2018 Journal Club schedule.

June 1, 2017

Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C and Thiamine for the Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Before-After Study

Effect of Oral Dexamethasone Without Immediate Antibiotics vs Placebo on Acute Sore Throat in Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Host site: Saint Paul’s Hospital


May 4, 2017

Cervical spine collar clearance in the obtunded adult blunt trauma patient: a systematic review and practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Defining the cervical spine clearance algorithm: A single-institution prospective study of more than 9,000 patients

Host site: Vancouver General Hospital


April 6, 2017

Major Adverse Events and Relationship to Nil per Os Status in Pediatric Sedation/Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room: A Report of the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium

Association Between Tracheal Intubation During Adult In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Survival

 

Host site: Lions Gate Hospital


March 2, 2017

Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Intravenous Contrast Media Administration

Intensive Blood-Pressure Lowering in Patients with Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage

Host site: Royal Columbia Hospital


Feb. 9, 2017

Development of the Canadian Syncope Risk Score to predict serious adverse events after emergency department assessment of syncope

Effect of early supervised physiotherapy on recovery from acute ankle sprain: randomised controlled trial

Host site: Saint Paul’s Hospital


Jan. 5, 2017

Isopropyl Alcohol Nasal Inhalation for Nausea in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Oral Prednisolone in the Treatment of Acute Gout: A Pragmatic, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized Trial

Host site: Vancouver General Hospital


Dec 1, 2016

Radiograph-Negative Lateral Ankle Injuries in Children: Occult Growth Plate Fracture or Sprain?

Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism among Patients Hospitalized for Syncope

Host site: Lions Gate Hospital


Nov 3, 2016

Head-Elevated Patient Positioning Decreases Complications of Emergent Tracheal Intubation in the Ward and Intensive Care Unit

Low-Dose versus Standard-Dose Intravenous Alteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Host site: Royal Columbian Hospital


Oct. 6, 2016

Effect of dilute apple juice and preferred fluids vs electrolyte maintenance solution on treatment failure among children with mild gastroenteritis: a randomized clinical trial

Propofol or Ketofol for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia in Emergency Medicine-The POKER Study: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Corinne Hohl
Host site: Saint Paul’s Hospital


Sept 8, 2016

Randomized comparison of intravenous procainamide vs. intravenous amiodarone for the acute treatment of tolerated wide QRS tachycardia: the PROCAMIO study

High-dose magnesium sulfate infusion for severe asthma in the emergency department: efficacy study

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer
Host site: Vancouver General Hospital


June 14, 2016

Amiodarone, lidocaine, or placebo in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole versus placebo for uncomplicated skin abscess

Delivering safe and effective analgesia for management of renal colic in the emergency department: a double-blind, multigroup, randomised controlled trial

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Garth Hunte
Host site: Saint Paul’s Hospital Hospital


April 7, 2016

A clinical decision instrument for 30-Day death after an emergency department visit for atrial fibrillation: the atrial fibrillation in the emergency room (AFTER) study

Intravascular complications of central venous catheterization by insertion site

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Rob Stenstrom
Host site: Lions Gate Hospital


March 3, 2016

A randomized controlled trial of intravenous haloperidol vs. intravenous metoclopramide for acute migraine therapy in the emergency department

The validity of abdominal examination in blunt trauma patients with distracting injuries

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Les Vertesi
Host site: Royal Columbian Hospital


Feb 4, 2016

CT within 6 hours of headache onset to rule out subarachnoid hemorrhage in nonacademic hospitals

Does a single dose of intravenous dexamethasone reduce symptoms in emergency department patients with low back pain and radiculopathy (SEBRA)? A double-blind randomised controlled trial

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. David Barbic
Host site: Saint Paul’s Hospital


Jan 7, 2016

Trial of continuous or interrupted chest compressions during CPR

Prospective validation of a 1-hour algorithm to rule-out and rule-in acute myocardial infarction using a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T assay

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban
Host site: Vancouver General Hospital


Dec 3, 2015

Naproxen With cyclobenzaprine, oxycodone/acetaminophen, or placebo for treating acute low back pain: a randomized clinical trial

FAST ultrasound examination as a predictor of outcomes after resuscitative thoracotomy: a prospective evaluation

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Devin Harris
Host site: Lion’s Gate Hospital


Nov 5, 2015

Postural modification to the standard Valsalva manoeuvre for emergency treatment of supraventricular tachycardias (REVERT): a randomised controlled trial

Medical expulsive therapy in adults with ureteric colic: a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Iain.MacPhail
Host site: Royal Columbian Hospital


Oct 1, 2015

Adjunct prednisone therapy for patients with community acquired pneumonia: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial

Diltiazem vs. metoprolol in the management of atrial fibrillation or flutter with rapid ventricular rate in the emergency department

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Corinne Hohl
Host site: Saint Paul’s Hospital


Sept 10, 2015

High-flow oxygen through nasal cannula in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure

Randomized assessment of rapid endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Frank Scheuermeyer
Host site: Vancouver General Hospital


June 11, 2015

Randomized, double-blinded, clinical trial of propofol, 1:1 propofol/ketamine, and 4:1 propofol/ketamine for deep procedural sedation in the emergency department

Accuracy of lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of consolidations when compared to chest computed tomography

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Garth Hunte
Host site: St. Paul’s Hospital


May 7, 2015

Patient safety, resident well-being and continuity of care with different resident duty schedules in the intensive care unit:
a randomized trial

Background reading: Resident duty-hour reform: moving beyond “change for change’s sake”

Emergency department corticosteroid use for allergy or anaphylaxis is not associate with decreased relapses

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Jeff Brubacher
Host site: Vancouver General Hospital


April 2, 2015

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 – the PROPPR randomized clinical trial

Treatment of pulmonary embolism with rivaroxaban: outcomes by simplified pulmonary embolism severity index score from a post hoc analysis of the EINSTEIN PE study

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban
Host site: Lions Gate Hospital


March 5, 2015

A comparison of acute treatment regimens for migraine in the emergency department

Nebulized fentanyl vs intravenous morphine for ED patients with acute limb pain: a randomized clinical trial

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. John Tallon
Host site: Royal Columbian Hospital


February 12, 2015

Traumatic lacerations: what are the risks for infection and has the ‘golden period’ of laceration care disappeared?

Ultrasonography versus Computed Tomography for Suspected Nephrolithiasis

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Rob Stenstrom
Host site: Saint Paul’s Hospital


January 8, 2015

Outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated by basic vs advanced life support

Delayed sequence intubation: a prospective observational study

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Corinne Hohl
Host site: Vancouver General Hospital


December 4, 2014

Operative versus nonoperative treatment in the management of midshaft clavicular fractures: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism and risk of all-cause mortality, major bleeding, and intracranial hemorrhage: a meta-analysis

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Iain MacPhail
Host site: Lions Gate Hospital


November 6, 2014

Lower versus higher hemoglobin threshold for transfusion in septic shock

Ambulatory management of large spontaneous pneumothorax with pigtail catheters

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Les Vertesi
Host site: Royal Columbian Hospital


October 2, 2014

Antiemetic use for nausea and vomiting in adult emergency department patients: randomized controlled trial comparing ondansetron, metoclopramide, and placebo

Comparison of PECARN, CATCH, and CHALICE rules for children with minor head injury: a prospective cohort study

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: David Barbic
Host site: St. Paul’s Hospital


Sept 4, 2014

Effects of immediate blood pressure reduction on death and major disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke: the CATIS randomized clinical trial

A case-controlled comparison of thrombolysis outcomes between wake-up and known time of onset ischemic stroke patients

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Resource Person: Dr. Riyad Abu-Laban
Host site: Vancouver General Hospital