Spring 2017 Journal Club

It may be summer (in the northern hemisphere), but that doesn’t mean we can talk all the goodness that was our spring journal club. As usual, Adam Rowh slayed the beer selection with a killer Scottish ale as well as these lovely articles. Enjoy….


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The papers

Less is more for low back pain

Qaseem, Amir, et al. “Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain.” Annals of internal medicine 166.7 (2017): 514-530.

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How worried should you (and the patient) be about discharge glucose?

Driver, Brian E., et al. “Discharge Glucose Is Not Associated With Short-Term Adverse Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients With Moderate to Severe Hyperglycemia.” Annals of emergency medicine 68.6 (2016): 697-705.

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Ibuprofen and fracture healing

DePeter, Kerrin C., et al. “Does the Use of Ibuprofen in Children with Extremity Fractures Increase their Risk for Bone Healing Complications?.” The Journal of emergency medicine 52.4 (2017): 426-432.

Full article link via Broome Australia’s favorite ginger raconteur, Casey Parker

 

Ketorolac’s therapeutic ceiling

Motov, Sergey, et al. “Comparison of Intravenous Ketorolac at Three Single-Dose Regimens for Treating Acute Pain in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Annals of Emergency Medicine (2016).

Full article link from, yep, once again, Casey Parker

 

Concussion, Rest, and the 8th Dimension

Grool, Anne M., et al. “Association between early participation in physical activity following acute concussion and persistent postconcussive symptoms in children and adolescents.” Jama 316.23 (2016): 2504-2514.

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Thomas, Danny George, et al. “Benefits of strict rest after acute concussion: a randomized controlled trial.” Pediatrics (2015): peds-2014.

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