Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Top 10 Articles 2016 (EMOttawa)

EMOttawa - February 13, 2017 - By Hans Rosenberg
"This is a summary of a talk given by Drs. Krishan Yadav and Maggie Kisilewicz at the National Capital Conference in Emergency Medicine. Below are brief summaries and a bottom line, but of course you'll have to read the literature yourself to make your own decisions!"
1) Intensive Blood-Pressure Lowering in Patients with Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage ATACH-2 
2) An Age-Adjusted D-dimer Threshold of Emergency Department patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolus: Accuracy and Clinical Implications. 
3) Discharge Glucose Is Not Associated With Short-Term Adverse Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients With Moderate to Severe Hyperglycemia. 
4) Air Versus Oxygen in ST-Segment–Elevation Myocardial Infarction. 
5) Randomized Clinical Trial of Observation versus Antibiotic Treatment for a First Episode of CT Proven Uncomplicated Acute Diverticulitis (DIABOLO). 
6) Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Presenting With Hypertensive Urgency in the Office Setting. 
7) Immediate Total-Body CT Scanning Versus Conventional Imaging and Selective CT Scanning in Patients with Severe Trauma (REACT-2): A Randomized Controlled Trial. 
8) Immediate Discharge and Home Treatment With Rivaroxaban of Low Risk Venous Thromboembolism Diagnosed in Two U.S. Emergency Departments: A One-year Preplanned Analysis. 
9) A randomized trial of intraarterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke. 
10) Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism Among Patients Hospitalized for Syncope (PESIT).