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Published BETs appear regularly in the EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL, ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD and INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY.

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Published BETs

2014

August

Bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis
Eric Mercier  Marc-Charles Parent
Emerg Med J August 2014;31:692-693
Prophylactic antiemetic use in adult trauma patients
Craig Gouldthorpe & Jodie Clarke  Neil H Metcalfe
Emerg Med J August 2014;31:693-694

July

Intraosseous Adenosine Terminates Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia in Children.
James Clark  John Green (2) Janos P Baombe (3)
Emerg Med J July 2014;31:604-605
Ultrasound for detecting rotator cuff injury
Janos P Baombe (1)  Hisham Ghanayem (2)
Emerg Med J July 2014;31:605-607

June

Levosimendan in septic shock
Jonathon Coates  Steve Mathieu
Emerg Med J June 2014;31:508-510
In children do steroids prevent biphasic anaphylactic reactions?
Jennifer Lewis   Bernard A Fox
Emerg Med J June 2014;31:510-512

May

Ambulatory care in well adults diagnosed with malaria in the emergency department.
Thomas Palmer  Peter Hulme
Emerg Med J May 2014;31:434-435
Are patients who have used chewing gum at an increased risk of aspiration during sedation?
Dr Tom Jaconelli  Dr Will Townend
Emerg Med J May 2014;31:435-436
Topical intranasal tranexamic acid for spontaneous epistaxis
Dr Lee Hilton  Dr Adam Reuben
Emerg Med J May 2014;31:436-437

April

Coagulopathy as a risk factor in warfarinised head injury patients
Dr Simon Rendell  Dr Laith Sultan,
Emerg Med J April 2014;31:331-337
The use of bedside ultrasound in diagnosing retinal detachment in Emergency Department.
Dr J WIlkinson  Dr Laith Sultan,
Emerg Med J April 2014;31:337-339
Observation is unnecessary following a normal CT brain in warfarinised head injuries: an update
Dr Simon Rendell,   Dr Laith Sultan,
Emerg Med J April 2014;31:339-342

March

Nasogastric decompression in small bowel obstruction
Mireille Paradis  Simon Berthelot
Emerg Med J March 2014;31:248-249
Is there value in testing troponin levels after ICD discharge?
Dr Chris Targett  Prof Tim Harris
Emerg Med J March 2014;31:249-251
Can metronomes improve CPR quality?
Dr C. J. W. Targett  Prof T. Harris
Emerg Med J March 2014;31:251-254

February

Ultrasound in the diagnosis of rib fractures
lizabeth Lalande   Katharine Wylie
Emerg Med J February 2014;31:169-170
Clinical identification of acute thoracic aortic dissection
Brian Queen MD, Bryan Judge MD  JS Jones MD
Emerg Med J February 2014;31:170-171
Paediatric deaths associated with over the counter cough and cold medicines
Deanna Deschler, MD  Bryan Judge MD
Emerg Med J February 2014;31:171-172

January

What is the significance of a boggy (soft) haematoma?
Scott Knapp, CT1 ACCS trainee in Emergency Medicine  
Emerg Med J January 2014;31:78-79
Is ultrasound or plain film radiography a more sensitive diagnostic modality for diagnosing slipped capital femoral epiphysis?
Aileen Mc Cabe  Sinead Mc Ardle
Emerg Med J January 2014;31:80
PE rule-out criteria (PERC) for excluding pulmonary embolism.
Dr Johan Victor Rehnberg  Dr Anna Vondy
Emerg Med J January 2014;31:81-82

2013

December

Levosimendan in cardiogenic shock secondary to acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
Jonathon Coates  Steve Mathieu
Emerg Med J December 2013;30:1060-1062
Leeches (hirudotherapy) or steroids for traumatic obstructive tongue swelling?
Bernard A Foex  Richard Carden and Tony Dunne
Emerg Med J December 2013;30:1062-1063
Evaluation of Intra-Aortic Balloon Support in cardiogenic shock.
Dr. Joseph Humphrey and Dr Bryan Judge  Bernard A Foex
Emerg Med J December 2013;30:1063-1064

November

Excited Delirium Syndrome and Sudden Death
Karl Huesgen, MD  Bryan Judge MD
November 2013;30:958-960
Do parents of children with allergic reactions know how to use adrenaline autoinjectors appropriately?
Jennifer Lewis   David Drake
Emerg Med J November 2013;30:960-963
Do Doctors know how to use adrenaline autoinjectors correctly?
Jennifer Lewis   David Drake
Emerg Med J November 2013;30:963-965
Does size matter? Chest drains in haemothorax following trauma
Nicola Penrose   Gareth Roberts
Emerg Med J November 2013;30:965-967

October

Is Nebulized Naloxone Effective for Opioid Overdose?
David Ishiyama  Jeffrey Jones MD
Emerg Med J October 2013;30:856-856
Brachial arterial blood sampling: Safe or not?
Dr. Peter Kilgour  Dr Peter Driscoll
Emerg Med J October 2013;30:858-859
Is shift work bad for you?
Ben Shives MD  Brad Riley MD FACEP
Emerg Med J October 2013;30:858-858

September

Intranasal Lorazepam Is an Acceptable Alternative To Intravenous Lorazepam In The Control Of Acute Seizures In Children
Anna Allan, Jayne Cullen  Dr Adrian Boyle
Emerg Med J September 2013;30:768-769
Should intranasal lidocaine be used in patients with acute cluster headache?
Anna Morgan and Vanessa Jessop  Samira Akberali
Emerg Med J September 2013;30:769-770
Does hydrotherapy help improve post ankle fracture symptoms?
Laura Hay  
Emerg Med J September 2013;30:771-771
Does Leg position alter CSF opening pressure during lumbar puncture?
Veena Rajagopal and Daniel E Lumsden  Veena Rajagopal and Daniel E Lumsden
Emerg Med J September 2013;30:771-773

August

Propofol for migraine
Sebastien Robert  Hisham Ghanayem
Emerg Med J August 2013;30:688-689
Therapeutic hypothermia for cardiac arrest of asphyxial origin
Eric Mercier  Gareth Roberts
Emerg Med J August 2013;30:689-690
Super-calprotectin-will-not-expedite-your-discharge.
Daniel Horner  Anna-May Long
Emerg Med J August 2013;30:691-693

July

Metoclopramide versus Prochlorperazine in acute migraine.
Pierre Lger   Gilles Lortie
Emerg Med J July 2013;30:595-596
Is prehospital focused abdominal ultrasound useful during triage at mass casualty incidents?
Sebastien Robert  Marc-Charles Parent,
Emerg Med J July 2013;30:596-597
Can Protein S-100B integrate with current NICE guidelines in adult minor head injury?
Dr D Kontogeorgis  Dr D Mossop
Emerg Med J July 2013;30:597-599

June

Can Biological markers predict Alcohol Withdrawal
Neal Larkman  Dr John-Paul Williamson
Emerg Med J June 2013;30:512-513
Immobilisation of stable ankle fractures
Anna J Thackray, Jonathan Taylor   Charlotte E Cross
Emerg Med J June 2013;30:513-514
In well appearing children suspected of meningococcal disease can procalcitonin reduce the need for empiric treatment?
Dr David Herd  Katie Cole Grimes
Emerg Med J June 2013;30:515-515

May

Stabilization of pelvic fractures
David Clarke  Michael Stewart
May 2013;30:424-425
Local anaesthetics in intraosseous access
Michael Stewart  Shelley Regan
Emerg Med J May 2013;30:423-424
Pelvic compression devices: Panacea or myth?
Michael Stewart  David Clarke
Emerg Med J May 2013;30:425-426

April

What prognostic factors can predict outcomes of methamphetamine body stuffers?
Adam Kelly  Bryan Judge, Jeff Jones
Emerg Med J April 2013;30:339-340
Is recombinant factor VIIa beneficial in the management of acute spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage?
Edward Dewhirst  Hyun Choi
Emerg Med J April 2013;30:341-342
What are the clinical features of Salvia divinorum toxicity?
Justin R. Dueweke, MD  
Emerg Med J April 2013;30:342-343

March

The use of adrenaline and long-term survival in cardiopulmonary resuscitation following cardiac arrest
Craig Miller  Jerry Nolan
Emerg Med J March 2013;30:249-250
Imaging for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnant Women
Simon Bordeleau  
Emerg Med J March 2013;30:251-252
Use of NSAIDs to provide symptomatic relief in uncomplicated UTI.
Henry Lewith  Jonathan Costello
Emerg Med J March 2013;30:252-253

February

Cricoid pressure in emergency Rapid Sequence Induction
John Butler  Ayan Sen
Emerg Med J February 2013;30:163-165
Dexamethasone for reduction of migraine recurrence
Andrew Neill  Domhnall Brannigan
Emerg Med J February 2013;30:165-166
Management of paediatric minor head injuries. Safe discharge?
Dr Fiona Hunter  Dr Vincent Choudhery
Emerg Med J February 2013;30:166-167
Alpha blockers v calcium blockers to increase spontaneous passage of renal calculi
Alexander Stewart  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J February 2013;30:168-169

January

Is propofol safe in patients with egg anaphylaxis?
Janos Peter Baombe  Khuram Parvez
Emerg Med J January 2013;30:79-80
What gauge and type of lumbar puncture needle should we be using in the paediatric population to reduce the risk of postdural puncture headaches?
Anastasia Alcock  Rebecca Salter
Emerg Med J January 2013;30:80-81
Can patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation be discharged from Emergency department after successful cardioversion.
Dr Adeel Chaudhary  Dr Mandar Marathe
Emerg Med J January 2013;30:81-82

2012

December

An Evaluation of the Alvarado Score as a Diagnostic Tool for Appendicitis in Children
John Heineman   David Drake
Emerg Med J December 2012;29:1013-1014
Do all patients presenting to the emergency department with renal colic require hospital admission?
Alexander Stewart  Laith Sultan, Specialist Emergency Trainee
Emerg Med J December 2012;29:1015-1016
Vitamin C in severe burns
Hisham Ghanayem   Katie Cole
Emerg Med J December 2012;29:1016-1017

November

Is exercise-related transient abdominal pain (stitch) while running preventable?
Nele S. Pauwels   Emmy De Buck
Emerg Med J November 2012;29:930-931
Leg-crossing to prevent syncope
Nele Pauwels  Emmy De Buck
Emerg Med J November 2012;29:931-933
Toe fractures in adults
Dr David Paradise  Dr Evan Coughlan
Emerg Med J November 2012;29:933-933

October

Is heat application as good as pain killers when suffering from dysmenorrhea ?
Tessa Dieltjens  Emmy De Buck
Emerg Med J October 2012;29:853-854
Can emergency physicians safely rule in or rule out pediatric intussusception in the Emergency Department using bedside ultrasound?
liane Raymond-Dufresne  Hisham Ghanayem
Emerg Med J October 2012;29:854-855
In patients with heatstroke is whole-body ice-water immersion the best cooling method?
Matthew Newport  Alan Grayson
Emerg Med J October 2012;29:855-856
Prognostic Value of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in Community Acquired Pneumonia
David Hodgson  Patrick Nee(1) Laith Sultan (2)
Emerg Med J October 2012;29:856-857

September

Should tranexamic acid be given to patients who are having an upper gastrointestinal bleed?
Anna Morgan and Anna Jeffery-Smith  Jonathan Costello
Emerg Med J September 2012;29:773-777
No evidence for prophylactic antibiotics in pinna laceration.
Hannah Kelly  Matt Beardmore
Emerg Med J September 2012;29:777-777
Emergency Management of Anthracycline Extravasation
David Drake  Husam Ismail
Emerg Med J September 2012;29:777-779
Quantifying the risk of venous thromboembolism for temporary lower limb immobilisation in ambulatory patients
Rachel Smith and Ellena Wood  Dan Horner
Emerg Med J September 2012;29:779-780

August

Efficacy of Hypothermia for Traumatic Brain Injury in Children
Michael Mancera MD  James DeCou, MD
Emerg Med J August 2012;29:683-685
Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Critically Injured Children
Stephanie Cunningham  James DeCou, MD
Emerg Med J August 2012;29:685-686
The use of corticosteroids in the management of costochondritis
Vanita Gandhi  Jonathan Costello
Emerg Med J August 2012;29:686-686
Investigating flank pain: Can we stay low?
Nitin Jain  Sarah Robinson
Emerg Med J August 2012;29:687-688
Chloral hydrate or midazolam: which is better for sedating children for painless diagnostic imaging?
Dr Michelle Hare  
Arch Dis Child August 2012;97:750-752
How effective is domperidone at reducing symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux in infants?
Dr Bryonnie Scott  
Arch Dis Child August 2012;97:752-755
Should stimulants be administered to manage difficulties with attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity following paediatric acquired brain injury?
David W Harvey, Matthew Morrall, Elizabeth Neilly, Deborah Murdoch-Eaton  
Arch Dis Child August 2012;97:755-758

July

BCG scar changes in Kawasaki's disease
Dr Peter Hulme  Rachel Jenner
Emerg Med J July 2012;29:598-599
Can Ultrasound be used to diagnose clavicle fractures in children?
Dr Helen Willis  Dr Luke Ball
Emerg Med J July 2012;29:599-560

June

Use of d dimer in excluding UEDVTs (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis)
Halah Zareian  Richard Parris
Emerg Med J June 2012;29:508-508
Which fluid (colloids or crystalloids) is better in initial resuscitation of severe sepsis?
Chamika R Mapatuna  Jasmeet Soar
Emerg Med J June 2012;29:509-511
Suxamethonium (succinylcholine) for RSI and intubation in head injury
Dr. Natalie May  Kenneth Anderson
Emerg Med J June 2012;29:511-514
Chest Xrays in bronchiolitis
Catherine Williams  Tom Bartram,
Emerg Med J June 2012;29:514-515

May

Is abdominal pain when asked to hop suggestive of appendicitis in children?
Craig McRoberts  Dr Vincent Choudhery
Emerg Med J May 2012;29:422-423
C Reactive Protein in the diagnosis of bacteraemia
Dr Amy Au-Yong  Professor Tim Coats
Emerg Med J May 2012;29:423-424
Thromboprophylaxis significantly reduces venous thromboembolism rate in ambulatory patients immobilised in below knee plaster cast.
Dr Catherine Roberts  Dr Daniel Horner
Emerg Med J May 2012;29:424-425
Thromboprophylaxis reduces venous thromboembolism rate in ambulatory patients immobilised in above knee plaster cast.
Catherine Roberts  Daniel Horner
Emerg Med J May 2012;29:425-426

April

Comparison of topical anaesthetic agents for minor wound closure in children.
Kenneth Anderson  Rachel Jenner
Emerg Med J April 2012;29:339-340
Treatment of Bell's Palsy - Should antivirals be added to prednisolone?
Saba Mattar  Muhammad Azam Majeed and Bernard A Foex
Emerg Med J April 2012;29:340-342
In a patient with a penetrating chest wound is a three sided dressing or a one way chest seal better at prevention of respiratory complications?
K Walthall  Bernard A Fox
Emerg Med J April 2012;29:342-343

March

Is Intravenous Adenosine Effective and Safe in Patients presenting with Unstable Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia?
Dr.Adnan Gebril  Dr.Stephen Hawes
Emerg Med J March 2012;29:251-254
Early nasogastric feeding in severe acute pancreatitis
Luri Correia  David Drake
Emerg Med J March 2012;29:254-255
Is rocuronium as effective as succinylcholine at facilitating laryngoscopy during rapid sequence intubation?
Adam Herbstritt  Keith Amarakone
Emerg Med J March 2012;29:256-258
Is physical exam and laboratory data sufficient to exclude intrabdominal injury (IAI) in the pediatric trauma patient?
Drue Orwig, DO  James DeCou, MD
Emerg Med J March 2012;29:258-260

February

Does the Seatbelt Sign predict intra-abdominal injury after motor vehicle trauma in children?
Landen Rentmeester  James DeCou, MD
Emerg Med J February 2012;29:163-164
Should capnography be routinely used during procedural sedation in the Emergency Department?
Dr Fiona Burton  Mr Philip Anderson
Emerg Med J February 2012;29:164-166
Can pregabalin effectively diminish acute herpetic pain and reduce the incidence of post-herpetic neuralgia in patients who present with acute herpes zoster?
Eliane Raymond-Dufresne  Katharine Wylie
Emerg Med J February 2012;29:166-167

January

Predicting the need for knee radiography in the emergency department: Ottawa or Pittsburgh rule?
Bryony Patrick  Richard Body
Emerg Med J January 2012;29:77-78
Doxapram resurrected? Weak evidence of efficacy suggests a potential use in patients ineligible for non-invasive ventilation
J. J. MacDonald  Richard Body
Emerg Med J January 2012;29:78-80
The effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound in the treatment of acute sciatica.
Ioannis Paneris    Michael Callaghan
Emerg Med J January 2012;29:80-81

2011

December

Prophylactic antibiotic use to prevent Weil's Disease after immersion in water
Graham Ellis  Alison Robinson
Emerg Med J December 2011;28:1074-1075
Do wrist splints need to have a thumb extension when immobilising suspected scaphoid fractures?
Saif Al-Nahhas  Jason Smith
Emerg Med J December 2011;28:1075-1076
Is ketamine a viable induction agent for the trauma patient with potential brain injury.
Sian Hughes   Dan Horner and Janos Baombe
Emerg Med J December 2011;28:1076-1077
Is intranasal fentanyl better than parenteral morphine for managing acute pain in children?
Sandeep Rahul Kusre  Jonathan Costello
Emerg Med J December 2011;28:1077-1078
Is there an increased risk of necrotising enterocolitis in preterm infants whose mothers' expressed breast milk is fortified with multicomponent fortifier?
Iain Martin, Lesley Jackson  
Arch Dis Child December 2011;96:1109-1201
Should carbon dioxide detectors be used to check correct placement of endotracheal tubes in preterm and term neonates?
Harsha Gowda  
Arch Dis Child December 2011;96:1201-1203
Is measurement of the lymphocyte count useful in the investigation of suspected pertussis in infants?
Ilana Levene, Ian Wacogne  
Arch Dis Child December 2011;96:1203-1205

November

Bedside echocardiography for prognosis of emergency department cardiac arrest?
Daniel S. Dallon, MD  Jeffery S. Jones, MD
Emerg Med J November 2011;28:990-991
Intralipid/Lipid Emulsion in Beta-blocker overdose
Dianne Tabone  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J November 2011;28:991-993
What is the effect of family presence on the efficacy of pediatric trauma resuscitation?
Todd Struckman MD  James DeCou MD
Emerg Med J November 2011;28:993-994
Are Skeletal Surveys Useful in the Evaluation for Physical Abuse in Children
Peter David Himmel MD  James DeCou MD, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Emerg Med J November 2011;28:994-996

October

The best treatment for eye irritation caused by CS spray
Helene Svinos  Anna O'Malley
Emerg Med J October 2011;28:898-898
Steroid therapy in the treatment of intractable hyperemesis gravidarum
Dr Siu Ling POON  Dr David Donnelly
Emerg Med J October 2011;28:898-900
RIFLE criteria versus Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) criteria for prognosis of acute renal failure
Will Bentley  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J October 2011;28:900-901

September

Can the nature and extent of orbital trauma be optimally assessed with Ultrasound Imaging in the Emergency Department?
Kieran Philip Nunn and Dr Peter K Thompson  Mr David Drake
Emerg Med J September 2011;28:809-810
Use of end-tidal carbon dioxide indicators in prehospital intubations will reduce the number of incorrectly placed endotracheal tubes
Henry Truong  Zaffer Qasim
Emerg Med J September 2011;28:810-811
Do head elevation and neck flexion improve laryngeal view and the likelihood of successful intubation
Andrew Rusk  Laith Sultan
Emerg Med J September 2011;28:811-813
Are meningeal irritation signs reliable in diagnosing meningitis in children?
Dr Mark Ross  Dr Hisham Ghanayem
Emerg Med J September 2011;28:813-814
What is the impact of computer games on sleep in children?
Diluki Kevitiyagala, Fiona Finlay, Anna Baverstock  
Arch Dis Child September 2011;96:894-895
What is the incidence of biotin deficiency in preschool children with global developmental delay?
Michael O Ogundele  
Arch Dis Child September 2011;96:895-897
What is the efficacy of duct tape as a treatment for verruca vulgaris?
Alison Stubbings, Ian Wacogne  
Arch Dis Child September 2011;96:897-899

August

Can inflammatory markers distinguish streptococcal from viral tonsillitis?
Chieh Yang Koo, Michael Eisenhut  
Emerg Med J August 2011;28:715-717
Which intraosseous device is best in the prehospital setting?
Alexander Olaussen   Brett Williams
Emerg Med J August 2011;28:717-718
Evidence exists to guide thromboembolic prophylaxis in ambulatory patients with temporary lower limb immobilisation
Dan Horner  Catherine Roberts
Emerg Med J August 2011;28:718-720
Management of adult patients with Icatibant in hereditary angioedema.
David Drake  Laith Sultan
Emerg Med J August 2011;28:720-721

July

Use of Nonsedating Antihistamines in the Common Cold
Eric Wiest  Jeffrey Jones, MD
Emerg Med J July 2011;28:632-633
We do not need to routinely test coagulation in adult patients with epistaxis
David Hodgson  Peter Burdett-Smith
Emerg Med J July 2011;28:633-634
Fucidic acid or chloramphenicol for neonates with sticky eyes
Alan Grayson  Katharine Wylie
Emerg Med J July 2011;28:634-634
Hydrotherapy following rotator cuff repairs
Laura Hay and Naheed Ahmed  Katharine Wylie
Emerg Med J July 2011;28:634-635

June

The Effectiveness of Oral Terbutaline in Treatment of Priapism
Dr. James Enderle  Dr. Jeff Jones
Emerg Med J June 2011;28:533-534
Intraosseous access and drug administration in adult cardiac arrest
Janos Peter Baombe  Bernard A Fox
Emerg Med J June 2011;28:534-535
Central line insertion in deranged clotting
Janos Peter Baombe   Laith Sultan
Emerg Med J June 2011;28:536-537
How common is co-existing meningitis in infants with urinary tract infection?
Marc Tebruegge, Anastasia Pantazidou, Nigel Curtis  
Arch Dis Child June 2011;96:602-606
Does combined oral dexamethasone and epinephrine inhalation help infants with bronchiolitis to recover faster?
QM van Dellen, F Kreier, CC de Kruiff, N Boluyt, K Fijnvandraat  
Arch Dis Child June 2011;96:606-608
Should isotonic infusion solutions routinely be used in hospitalised paediatric patients?
AH Robroch, M van Heerde, DG Markhorst  
Arch Dis Child June 2011;96:608-610

May

Intra-articular lidocaine for closed reduction of ankle fracture-dislocations
Ala Mohammed  Malcolm Jones
Emerg Med J May 2011;28:411-411
The Role of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Compound Fractures of the Distal Phalanges of the Hand
Dr. Andrew Wilkinson   Dr. Richard Parris
Emerg Med J May 2011;28:441-443
Oral steroids are just as effective as intravenous steroids in acute exacerbations of COPD
Dr Peter Hulme  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J May 2011;28:443-443
Is oral prednisolone as effective as oral dexamethasone in treating mild to moderate croup? An update
Lucinda C Winckworth  Arabella Simpkin
Emerg Med J May 2011;28:443-445

April

Clinical tests for Scaphoid fractures
Michael Callaghan   Janet Fowler
Emerg Med J April 2011;28:333-334
Elbow extension as a 'rule-out' tool for significant injury in children
Adam Reuben and Beth Newstead  Gavin Lloyd
Emerg Med J April 2011;28:334-335
SADPERSONS Scale in Assessing Self Harm Risk
Dr. Shafi Sarmathulla Khan  Dr. Jonathan Benger
Emerg Med J April 2011;28:335-336
How useful are bowel sounds?
Clare Lamont  Katherine Potier de la Morandiere
Emerg Med J April 2011;28:336-336

March

Do bisphosphonates relieve pain caused by acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures?
Dr Emma Jenkinson   Dr Jamie Coleman, Professor Robin Ferner and Dr Suresh Babu
Emerg Med J March 2011;28:242-243
Inflatable nasal tampons are less painful than dry hydrophilic nasal tampons
Stephen B. Phelps  Laith Sultan
Emerg Med J March 2011;28:243-244
Colchicine as an adjunct to NSAIDs for the treatment of acute pericarditis
Alex Eppert  Janos P Baombe
Emerg Med J March 2011;28:244-245
Current evidence does not support the use of a negative D-dimer to rule out suspected pulmonary embolism in pregnancy.
Sivanthi Sivanadarajah  Daniel Horner
Emerg Med J March 2011;28:245-246
Is cerebral function monitoring as accurate as conventional EEG in the detection of neonatal seizures?
Dr Sagarika Ray  
Arch Dis Child March 2011;96:314-316
Is Doppler ultrasound superior to upper gastrointestinal contrast study for the diagnosis of malrotation?
Michael A Quail  
Arch Dis Child March 2011;96:317-318

February

Alpha-blockers increase the chances of a successful trial without catheter
Dr Simon Rendell  Dr Laith Sultan and Dr Bernard Fox
Emerg Med J February 2011;28:161-165
GlideScope in the Emergency Department
Zaffer Qasim  Janos Baombe
Emerg Med J February 2011;28:165-166
Elevation of serum magnesium may improve clinical outcome after aneursymal subarachnoid haemorrhage
Daniel Horner  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J February 2011;28:166-168
Cylinder plaster versus cricket pad splint in uncomplicated patellar fractures
Dr Janos Baombe  Bernard A Fox
Emerg Med J February 2011;28:168-168

January

Nicardipine hydrochloride for hypertensive crisis in patients with aortic dissection
Mei-Fwa Wong  Mei-Fwa Wong, Zui-Shen Yen
Emerg Med J January 2011;28:74-75
Hypertonic sodium solutions vs mannitol in reducing ICP in traumatic brain injury
Annette Rickard  Tony Kehoe
Emerg Med J January 2011;28:75-78
Rapid tranquilisation in acute psychotic agitation
Lawrie Hughes  Dr Gordon Fuller
Emerg Med J January 2011;28:77-78
Timing of antibiotic administration in community-acquired pneumonia
Yat Sim Jasmine Ng  Colin Graham
Emerg Med J January 2011;28:78-81
Are oral antibiotics as efficacious as intravenous antibiotics for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia?
R A Wilder  
Arch Dis Child January 2011;96:103-104
Should phenytoin and carbamazepine be avoided in Asian populations with the HLA-B*1502 positive genetic variant?
Subramanian Ganesan, Nahin Hussain  
Arch Dis Child January 2011;96:104-106

2010

December

Optimal body position in oral poisoning cases
Emmy De Buck  Stijn Van de Velde
Emerg Med J December 2010;27:952-953
Pelvic splints for all types of suspected pelvic fractures
Natalie Evans  Surg Cdr Jason Smith RN
Emerg Med J December 2010;27:953-954
BinaxNOW Malaria rapid diagnostic test in returning travelers?
Nicholas Kuhl MD  Jeff Jones MD
Emerg Med J December 2010;27:953-954
Positioning of compartment pressure monitors in lower limb fractures
Nawfal Al-Hadithy and Shafic Al-Nammari  Shafic Al-Nammari
Emerg Med J December 2010;27:954-955

November

Elbow extension as a 'rule-out' tool for significant injury in adults
Adam Reuben and Andrew Appleboam  Gavin Lloyd
Emerg Med J November 2010;27:873-874
Observation is recommended even following a normal CT brain in warfarinised head injuries
Simon Rendell  Shahzadi Zeb
Emerg Med J November 2010;27:874-875
Can ultrasound diagnose scaphoid fractures?
Dr Jonathan Baldry  Checked by Dr Jim Crawfurd
Emerg Med J November 2010;27:876-877
Use of the Trendelenburg Position to Improve Hemodynamics During Hypovolemic Shock
Nicolas Kettaneh  Jeffrey S. Jones, MD
Emerg Med J November 2010;27:877-878
Should carbamazepine be administered to manage agitation and aggressive behaviour following paediatric acquired brain injury?
Emma Waters, Matthew CHJ Morrell, Deborah Murdoch-Eaton  
Arch Dis Child November 2010;95:950-952

October

Should venous sample be used instead of capillary sample for estimation of blood glucose in patients with shock
Dr Rasesh Rao  Dr Victoria Goodwin
Emerg Med J October 2010;27:788-789
Should I use 2.5mg or 5mg Nebulised Salbutamol in Acute Exacerbations of COPD?
Sandeep Rahul Kusre  Jonathan Costello
Emerg Med J October 2010;27:789-790
Can throat examination distinguish between bacterial and viral infective agents?
Helen Slee  Professor Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J October 2010;27:790-792
Does it matter whether a chest drain is aimed upwards or downwards for the optimum drainage of fluid or air from the pleural cavity ?
John Trenfield  Ian Maconochie
Emerg Med J October 2010;27:792-793

September

Intranasal fentanyl or diamorphine versus intravenous morphine for analgesia in adults
Lee Helliwell  Catherine Jackson
Emerg Med J September 2010;27:715-716
Dexamethasone versus prednisolone in asthma
Sophie White  Laura Keck
Emerg Med J September 2010;27:716-717
Non-invasive ventilation in hypercapnic coma
Huw Masson  Mike Hockey
Emerg Med J September 2010;27:717-718
Whole-body CT In trauma patients
Tang Man Chun, Scott   Giles Cattermole
Emerg Med J September 2010;27:718-719
Does caffeine treatment for apnoea of prematurity improve neurodevelopmental outcome in later life?
Lucinda C Winckworth, Elizabeth Powell   
Arch Dis Child September 2010;95:757-759
Should a child with ADHD and epilepsy be given Ritalin?
Caroline Boyes   
Arch Dis Child September 2010;95:759-761
What is the effect of cardiopulmonary resuscitation at birth on extremely premature infants?
Donovan Duffy  
Arch Dis Child September 2010;95:761-764

August

Use of bedside echocardiography for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the Emergency Department
Janos Peter Baombe  Dan Horner
Emerg Med J August 2010;27:621-622
Petechia in the well child
Janos Peter Baombe  Katherine Potier de la Morandiere, Prof. Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J August 2010;27:622-623
Intensive insulin vs. conventional treatment for hyperglycaemia in critically ill patients
Craig Ferguson  Lisa MacKenzie
Emerg Med J August 2010;27:623-625
Are Fascia Iliaca Blocks an Effective Method of Pain Management in Children with Fractured Femurs?
Dr Bill Jamieson  Dr Ben Pope
Emerg Med J August 2010;27:625-626

July

Pericardial fluid adenosine deaminase in the diagnosis of tuberculous pericardial effusion.
Kai Kit Tsim  Giles N Cattermole
Emerg Med J July 2010;27:555-556
What's the Best Vasopressor in Septic Shock?
Amery Robinson, MD  Jeffrey Jones, MD
Emerg Med J July 2010;27:556-558
Therapeutic hypothermia for paediatric traumatic brain injury within 8 hr
Gabriel Cade  Venkatesh Gattu
Emerg Med J July 2010;27:558-560
Should hypertonic saline be used in patients with cystic fibrosis who respond unsatisfactorily to recombinant deoxyribonuclease?
Shiraz Badurdeen, Robert Ross-Russell  
Arch Dis Child July 2010;95:562-564
Is what we tell parents about strawberry naevi correct?
J Graham   
Arch Dis Child July 2010;95:564-565

June

Caffeine in the prophylaxis of post lumbar puncture headache.
Martin Duff  S. Elkhodair
Emerg Med J June 2010;27:476-477
Laryngeal mask airway versus endotracheal intubation or bag-mask ventilation for cardiac arrest in adults
Mithun Biswas, Adam Zenkner and Sajid Aziz  Adam Zenkner
Emerg Med J June 2010;27:477-479
Caffeine in the treatment of post lumbar puncture headache
Martin Duff  S Elkhodair
Emerg Med J June 2010;27:477-477
Parent's kiss to remove nasal foreign bodies in children
Dr Mohan Rao Koppuravuri   Jenny Makeham
Emerg Med J June 2010;27:480-481

May

Prophylactic antibiotics in near-drowning
Chris Wood  Bernard A Fox
Emerg Med J May 2010;27:393-394
Digital rectal exams in children who present with constipation
Nesba Naheed  Rachel Jenner
Emerg Med J May 2010;27:394-395
Management of Asymptomatic Children with a History of Coin Ingestion (watchful waiting)
Elizabeth Cervi  Dr J Crawfurd
Emerg Med J May 2010;27:395-396
Use of Intralipid in Tricyclic overdose
Dr Dianne Tabone  Lee Helliwell
Emerg Med J May 2010;27:396-397
Do lycra garments improve function and movement in children with cerebral palsy?
J E Coghill, D E Simkiss  
Arch Dis Child May 2010;95:393-395
Is capillary refill time a useful marker of haemodynamic status in neonates?
Chris Gale  
Arch Dis Child May 2010;95:395-397
In patients with spontaneous pneumothorax, does treatment with oxygen increase resolution rate?
David Roberts, Ian Wacogne   
Arch Dis Child May 2010;95:397-398

April

Rhabdomyolysis and the use of sodium bicarbonate and/or mannitol
Rachel Thomas  Jessi Cox
Emerg Med J April 2010;27:305-308
Ondansetron in childhood gastroenteritis
Dr Helen Rumbold  Dr Jude Reay
Emerg Med J April 2010;27:308-308
Probiotics - Do they reduce the incidence of antibiotic associated diarrhoea (AAD) in adults?
Lee Helliwell   Catherine Jackson
Emerg Med J April 2010;27:308-308
Which medications effectively reduce pubertal gynaecomastia?
Dr Sarah L Maidment  
Arch Dis Child April 2010;95:237-239

March

Adding clopidogrel to standard therapy for acute myocardial infarction.
Kate Rotheray  Giles Cattermole
Emerg Med J March 2010;27:242-243
Rapid Influenza Testing Of Febrile children in the Emergency Department
Imran Zakria  Jim Crawfurd
Emerg Med J March 2010;27:243-244
Use of thrombolysis in acute ischaemic stroke
Craig Ferguson  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J March 2010;27:245-247
Do Portacaths or Hickman lines have a higher risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections in children with leukaemia?
Natasha Alexander   
Arch Dis Child March 2010;95:239-241

February

Are troponin levels indicated for the routine management of SVT?
Cheryl Czapla and Aaron Bernard   Sorabh Khandelwal
Emerg Med J February 2010;27:141-142
Is Electrotherapy useful for tennis elbow?
Helen Ruane, Laura Hay and Michael Callaghan   
Emerg Med J February 2010;27:142-144
Is there a role for serum procalcitonin in the differentiation between septic and non-septic arthritis?
Chihhung Wang, MD  Zui-Shen Yen, MD
Emerg Med J February 2010;27:144-145
What best scratches the itch?
Alan Grayson  Lisa Mackenzie
Emerg Med J February 2010;27:145-156

January

Blood component therapy in trauma patients requiring massive transfusion
Andrew R Munro  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J January 2010;27:53-55
Potato peel dressings for burn wounds
Emmy De Buck  Stijn Van de Velde
Emerg Med J January 2010;27:55-56
Chlordiazepoxide, the management of alcohol withdrawal and the kindling effect
Dr. Charlene Pius  Dr. Margaret Maloba
Emerg Med J January 2010;27:56-57
ACE inhibitors in addition to standard treatments in acute heart failure
Craig Ferguson  Ayesha Redford
Emerg Med J January 2010;27:57-58
Caesarean sections reduce the maternal-fetal transmission rate of human papillomavirus infection.
Dr L Winckworth and Richard Nicholl  
Arch Dis Child January 2010;95:70-73
Can pneumonia caused by penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae be treated with penicillin?
V Clifford and M Tebruegge (joint first authors), M Vandeleur and Professor Nigel Curtis  
Arch Dis Child January 2010;95:73-77

2009

December

Are calcium channel blockers superior to digoxin for controlling the ventricular rate in patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation?
Richard Parris  Simon Clarke
Emerg Med J December 2009;26:881-885
Which is the best clinical test for diagnosing a full thickness rotator cuff tear?
Stephanie Pugh & Michael Callaghan  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J December 2009;26:881-883
Is Cervical spine protection always necessary following penetrating neck injury
Carel Kruger  Fiona Lecky
Emerg Med J December 2009;26:883-887
Use of the litmus paper in the chemical eye injury
Mr. Abdualla zentani  Jane Burslem
Emerg Med J December 2009;26:887-887
Normal CSF: Does it exclude meningitis?
Brajagopal Ray, George Rylance  
Arch Dis Child December 2009;94:988-991

November

Steroids for patients with vestibular neuronitis
Hao-Chang Chou  
Emerg Med J November 2009;26:813-815
Eccentric exercise in the treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy
Davina Flint, Stephanie Pugh and Michael Callaghan  
Emerg Med J November 2009;26:815-818
Do buckle fractures of the paediatric wrist require follow-up?
Gabby May  Alan Grayson
Emerg Med J November 2009;26:819-822
The use of ultrasound for diagnosing paediatric wrist fractures
Gabrielle May  Alan Grayson
Emerg Med J November 2009;26:822-825
Efficacy of vagal nerve stimulation in children with medically intractable epilepsy
Samir Amin, Karen Hebert   
Arch Dis Child November 2009;94:909-911
Should an infant who is breastfeeding poorly and has a tongue tie undergo a tongue tie division?
Vanessa Algar   
Arch Dis Child November 2009;94:911-912
Does the clinical finding of ear wax exclude the finding of otitis media?
Natasha Ahmad, Ian Wacogne   
Arch Dis Child November 2009;94:912-913

October

Nebulised salbutamol or nebulised adrenaline for wheeze in anaphylaxis
Deepak Doshi  Bernard A Fox
October 2009;26:735-736
Sublingual adrenaline tablets: How feasible is this novel approach to treatment of acute allergic reactions?
Deepak Doshi  Bernard A Fox
Emerg Med J October 2009;26:734-735
Avulsed tooth brought in milk for replantation
Deepak Doshi  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J October 2009;26:736-737

September

Assessing the size of burns in patients - which method works best?
Saiqa Hussain  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J September 2009;26:664-666
Cardiac Monitoring in Taser Victims
Crosby Rechtin  Jeffrey S. Jones, MD
Emerg Med J September 2009;26:666-667
Emergency Physician bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of cholelithiasis
Kadon K. Hintz, MD  Jeffrey S. Jones, MD
Emerg Med J September 2009;26:667-669
Urethral catheter or suprapubic aspiration to reduce contamination of urine samples in young children?
Lucinda Winckworth, Rania Ayat  
Arch Dis Child September 2009;94:736-739
Is intravenous immunoglobulin superior to exchange transfusion in the management of hyperbilirubinaemia in term neonates?
Sandra Walsh, Eleanor J Molloy  
Arch Dis Child September 2009;94:739-741
Do written asthma action plans reduce hospital admissions?
Rianna Burrill, Will Carroll  
Arch Dis Child September 2009;94:742-743

August

Does early mobilisation following achilles tendon repair speed up recovery and improve functional outcome?
Dr Ali Jalal  Dr Reza Nouraei
Emerg Med J August 2009;26:614-615
Does stretching before exercise help prevent injury?
Michael Callaghan  Claire Suff
Emerg Med J August 2009;26:614-614
Do routine paracetamol levels need to be taken in all patients presenting with overdose ?
T Leckie  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J August 2009;26:616-617
Intravenous diltiazem for the control of ventricular rate in patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation and left ventricular failure
Dr Richard Parris  Dr Simon Clarke
Emerg Med J August 2009;26:617-618

July

Nebulised hypertonic saline significantly decreases length of hospital stay and reduces symptoms in children with bronchiolitis
Daniel Horner  Rachel Jenner
Emerg Med J July 2009;26:518-519
Heart fatty acid binding protein for rapid diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in the Emergency Department
Rick Body  Martin Newbury
Emerg Med J July 2009;26:519-522
Honey for the Symptomatic Relief of Cough in Children with Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Beth Heppermann, MD  Jeffrey S. Jones, MD
Emerg Med J July 2009;26:522-523
Is cranio-sacral therapy useful in the managmement of crying babies?
Emma Bradley and Fiona Finlay   
Arch Dis Child July 2009;94:555-556
Role of antibiotic line locks in the treatment of infected central venous access devices in children
P Anoop and M A Anjay   
Arch Dis Child July 2009;94:556-559
How effective is varicella-zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) in preventing chickenpox in neonates following perinatal exposure?
M Tebruegge, A Pantazidou and N Curtis   
Arch Dis Child July 2009;94:559-561

June

Is ultrasound or chest x-ray best for the diagnosis of pneumothorax in the emergency department?
Walid Alsalim  David Lewis
Emerg Med J June 2009;26:434-435
Is the WCC of the joint aspirate sufficiently sensitive/specific to rule in/out septic arthritis?
Anna O Malley  Helene Svinos
Emerg Med J June 2009;26:435-435
Is Magnetic Resonance Imaging useful for suspected appendicitis in pregnant patients
Kevin Chiu, MD  Jerry Ray Baskerville, MD, FACEP
Emerg Med J June 2009;26:437-437

May

Managing acute pulmonary oedema with high or standard dose nitrate
Henry Morriss  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J May 2009;26:357-358
Troponin for 30 day risk stratification in chest pain patients with ischaemic ECG.
Stewart Teece  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J May 2009;26:358-359
Endotracheal adrenaline in intubated patients with asthma
Timothy Nutbeam  Anna Fergusson
Emerg Med J May 2009;26:359-359
Spiral CT versus IVU for the evaluation of renal/Ureteric colic
Victor Ameh  Deepak Doshi
Emerg Med J May 2009;26:359-360

April

Flight Deep Vein Thrombosis prophylaxis in lower limb injury
Helen Blackhurst  Suzan Oakley
Emerg Med J April 2009;26:-289
Diagnostic utility of chest xray for investigation of pulmonary embolism
Ged Brown  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J April 2009;26:289-290
Normal partial pressure oxygen in room air as a rule-out for pulmonary embolism
Walid Alsalim  N. Payne and Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J April 2009;26:291-292
Dose of dexamethasone in croup
Christopher Port  Michael Brown and Jeff Jones
Emerg Med J April 2009;26:291-292
Does Melatonin improve sleep pattern in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
Sarah Snowden   
Arch Dis Child April 2009;94:321-322
Should Fragile X be tested for in boys with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder?
Veronica B Kelly, A Salt   
Arch Dis Child April 2009;94:323-324
Is continuous positive airway pressure effective in bronchiolitis?
V Palanivel, M A Anjay   
Arch Dis Child April 2009;94:324-326

March

Using ultrasound to detect peritoneal fluid in a pregnant patient with abdominal trauma
Helene Svinos  Anna O' Malley
Emerg Med J March 2009;26:201-202
The use of tocolytic therapy in a pregnant trauma patient
Helene Svinos  Anna O' Malley
Emerg Med J March 2009;26:203-204
General anaesthesia or conscious sedation for reducing a dislocated hip prosthesis?
Nick Payne  Steve Jones
Emerg Med J March 2009;26:204-205

February

Can paramedics' accurately perform drug calculations?
Kathryn J Eastwood  Malcolm J Boyle
Emerg Med J February 2009;26:117-118
Serum lactate as a marker for mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department with trauma
Kevin KC Hung  Colin A Graham
Emerg Med J February 2009;26:118-119
Use of pericardiocentesis for patients with cardiac tamponade in penetrating chest trauma
Kevin KC Hung  Colin A Graham
Emerg Med J February 2009;26:119-120
Treating Chlamydia in Pregnancy
Summer Stears, MD  Jeffrey S Jones, MD
Emerg Med J February 2009;26:120-121
Does oral aciclovir improve clinical outcome in immunocompetent children with primary herpes simplex gingivotomatitis?
Dr B Hudson, C Powell   
Arch Dis Child February 2009;94:165-167
Distinguishing between septic arthritis of the hip and transient synovitis in children
Hester Taekema, PR Landham  Ian Maconochie
Arch Dis Child February 2009;94:167-168
Does daily prednisolone reduce the risk of relapse secondary to viral infections in steroid-dependant nephrotic syndrome?
Fyeza Hasan   
Arch Dis Child February 2009;94:168-169

January

Topical anaesthetic and pain associated with lumbar puncture in neonates
Shane Madsen, MD  Jeffrey S. Jones, MD
Emerg Med J January 2009;26:57-58
C reactive protein in the differential diagnosis of heart failure and chest infection
Amy Au-Yong  Professor Tim Coats
Emerg Med J January 2009;26:58-59
Is NIV an effective intervention for patients with acute exacerbations of asthma?
Dr Lynne Sutton  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J January 2009;26:59-60
Are beta-blockers superior and safer to digoxin for rate control of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department?
Martin Hossack  Rick Body
Emerg Med J January 2009;26:61

2008

December

Oral steroids are not indicated in bronchiolitis.
Jayachandran Panickar  Michael Eisenhut
Emerg Med J December 2008;25:839-840
Is nebulised salbutamol indicated in bronchiolitis?
Jayachandran Panickar  Michael Eisenhut
Emerg Med J December 2008;25:840-841
What's the evidence for evidence-based medicine?
Rick Body  Bernard A Fox
Emerg Med J December 2008;25:841-842

November

Emergency caesarean section in cardiac arrest before the 3rd trimester.
Helene Svinos  Anna O' Malley
November 2008;25:764-765
Use of intravenous omeprazole in gastrointestinal patients before endoscopy
CK TAI  Colin A Graham
Emerg Med J November 2008;25:765-765
Ultrasound of optic nerve sheath to evaluate intracranial pressure
Dr Robert Major & Dr Walid al-Salim  
Emerg Med J November 2008;25:766-767
Is a normal CRP sensitive enough to rule out septic arthritis
Anna O'Malley  Helene Svinos
Emerg Med J November 2008;25:767-768
Swimming with dolphins for children with cerebral palsy - is there any evidence of benefit?
Dr Anna Baverstock  
Arch Dis Child November 2008;93:994-995
Analgesia for children with acute abdominal pain and diagnostic accuracy
Mark Anderson  Emma Collins
Arch Dis Child November 2008;93:995-997
Do children with autism and developmental regression need EEG investigation in the absence of clinical seizures?
Dr Choong Yi Fong  G. Baird, E Wraige
Arch Dis Child November 2008;93:998-999

October

C-reactive protein or lactate dehydrogenase for assessing severity of pancreatic necrosis
Charleen Liu and Charlotte Haldene  John Butler
October 2008;25:687-688
Antibiotics in cat bites
Tanzeem Iqbal  Dr Bernard Foex
Emerg Med J October 2008;25:686-687
Training and prescription of Naloxone for personal use in overdose for opiate addicts.
Jenifer Barrie  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J October 2008;25:687-688
Steroids in attempted hanging
Rachel Jenner  Dr Paul de Keyser
Emerg Med J October 2008;25:689-690
Do fans spread infection in clinical areas?
Rick Body  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J October 2008;25:689-689

September

Lactate Clearance a better predictor of mortality than Initial Lactate Level
Dhurga Gnanasegaram  Neill Hughes
Emerg Med J September 2008;25:593-594
Steroids in children with Erythema Multiforme
Mark Riley  Rachel Jenner
Emerg Med J September 2008;25:594-595
Chest physiotherapy is not useful in bronchiolitis.
Jayachandran Panickar  Michael Eisenhut
Emerg Med J September 2008;25:595-596
What is the role of helmet therapy in positional plagiocephaly?
A Singh, I Wacogne   
Arch Dis Child September 2008;93:807-809

August

Role of Serum Prostate Specific Antigen Level in the Diagnosis of Acute Prostatitis
Ming-Ju Hsieh, MD  Zui-Shen Yen, MD, MPH
Emerg Med J August 2008;25:522-523
Do patients with a thoracostomy tube placed in the lung fissure need an additional thoracostomy tube placed?
Leif Meyers, MD  Jeffrey Jones, MD
Emerg Med J August 2008;25:523-524
Should we be measuring troponins in patients with acute pericarditis?
Rick Body  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J August 2008;25:523-524
Should Nasal Fractures be manipulated under local anaesthesia?
Oisin Powell  Deepak Doshi
Emerg Med J August 2008;25:525-527

July

Is a chest drain necessary in stable patients with traumatic pneumothorax?
Linda Symington  Elizabeth McGugan
Emerg Med J July 2008;25:439-440
What is the risk of AMI in amphetamine induced chest pain presenting to the ED?
Dr Bhavesh Papadi  Dr Karthikeyan Perumal
Emerg Med J July 2008;25:440-441
In Patients With Classical Heat Stroke Does Treatment With Dantrolene Improve Outcome?
Rosa McNamara  Damien Ryan. Gerard McCarthy
Emerg Med J July 2008;25:441-442
Is dantrolene the best way to treat hyperthermia in patients with cocaine abuse
Dr Joanne Probert  Dr Jacqui Macnair
Emerg Med J July 2008;25:442-443
Diagnostic utility of rapid immunochromatographic urine antigen testing in suspected pneumococcal infections
M A Anjay and P Anoop  
Arch Dis Child July 2008;93:628-631
Is interval appendectomy necessary after conservative treatment of appendiceal mass in children?
Mark Fisher, Maud Meates-Dennis  Maud Meates-Dennis
Arch Dis Child July 2008;93:631-632
Should angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors be used in children with Type 1 diabetes and microalbuminuria?
M Q Almerie, R M Williams, and C L Acerini  
Arch Dis Child July 2008;93:633-635

June

Heliox in croup
Christiane Vorwerk  Tim Coats
Emerg Med J June 2008;25:365-366
Is atropine needed as an adjunct in paediatric ketamine administration?
Simon Carley  Rick Body
Emerg Med J June 2008;25:366-367
Does the time of fasting affect complication rates during ketamine sedation
Ray McGlone  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J June 2008;25:367-369
Should additional antibiotics or an iodine washout be given to all patients who suffer an emergency re-sternotomy on the cardiothoracic intensive care unit?
ElaineYee Ling Yapa, Adrian Levine, Tim Strang   Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2008;7:464-469
Should angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin II receptor antagonists be omitted before cardiac surgery to avoid postoperative vasodilation?
Shahzad G. Raja and Naveed Fida  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2008;7:470-475
Is a flexible mitral annuloplasty ring superior to a semi-rigid or rigid ring in terms of improvement in symptoms and survival?
Tjian Cheea, Ross Haston, Athena Togo and Shahzad G. Rajab  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2008;7:477-484
Is blood cardioplegia superior to crystalloid cardioplegia?
Samuel Jacoba, Antonios Kallikourdis, Frank Sellke and Joel Dunning  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2008;7:491-498
For patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting at higher risk of stroke is the single cross-clamp technique of benefit in reducing the incidence of stroke?
Shahzad G. Raja, Manoraj Navaratnarajah, Naveed Fida and C. Saifuddin Kitchlu   
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2008;7:500-503

May

The effects of Glucosamine Sulphate on OA of the knee joint
Michael Callaghan  Stephanie Pye
Emerg Med J May 2008;25:285-287
Subcutaneous heparin is as good as low-molecular-weight heparin in the acute treatment of thrombo-embolic disease
Andrew Munro  Cain English
Emerg Med J May 2008;25:287-289
The Use of IV Aminophylline in addition to beta-agonists and steroids in Acute Asthma
Steven Cowman  John Butler
Emerg Med J May 2008;25:289-290
CT Angiography for detection of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
Ayan Sen  Shweta Gidwani / Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J May 2008;25:290-291
Does drinking "flat" cola prevent dehydration in children with acute gastroenteritis?
Michelle Jacobs and Ashley Reece  Ruth Davis
Arch Dis Child May 2008;93:129-131
Is the frequency of recurrent chest infections, in children with chronic neurological problems, reduced by prophylactic azithromycin?
Charlotte B Kirk  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child May 2008;93:442-444
Should gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue be administered to prevent premature ovarian failure in young women with systemic lupus erythematosus on cyclophosphamide therapy?
Rajiv Sinha, Janis M Dionne  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child May 2008;93:444-445
Are there strategies to reduce the length of stay for well near-term babies?
N Bajaj, R Nicholl  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child May 2008;93:445-447

April

Splinting of buckle fractures of the distal radius in children
Marten C Howes  Peter Cutting, Consultant and Martin Thomas, Consultant
Emerg Med J April 2008;25:222-223
U-slab, hanging cast or collar and cuff in uncomplicated shaft of humerus fractures in the elderly
Ashes Mukerjee  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J April 2008;25:222-223
Early or late mobilisation in uncomplicated neck of humerus fractures
Mark Tighe and Jane Miles  Howard Simpson
Emerg Med J April 2008;25:223-224
Radial or dorsal backslab in Colles' fractures
Dr. N Greville Farrar  Shafic Said Al-Nammari and Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J April 2008;25:224-224
Is Incentive Spirometry effective following Thoracic Surgery?
Paula Agostini (1), Rachel Calvert (2), Hariharan Subramanian (3), Babu Naidu (1)  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery April 2008;7:297-300
Is it ever worth contemplating an aortic valve replacement on patients with low gradient severe aortic stenosis but poor left ventricular function with no contractile reserve?
Hariharan Subramanian, Babu Kunadian  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery April 2008;7:301-305
For which patients with left main stem disease is Percutaneous Intervention rather than Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting the better option ?
Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Joel Dunning, Nicola Vitale  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery April 2008;7:306-314

March

Epinephrine self-injection for anaphylaxis in children
Richard Body  Deepak Doshi
Emerg Med J March 2008;25:163-165
Combination therapy with H2 and H1 antihistamines in acute, non compromising allergic reactions
Dr TB Fogg and Dr D Semple  Dr H Simpson
Emerg Med J March 2008;25:165-166
Toxic levels of tricyclic drugs in accidental overdose
Tom Bartram  Angela Coumbarides
Emerg Med J March 2008;25:166-167

February

Role of topical analgesia in acute otitis media.
Abdo Sattout  Rachel Jenner
Emerg Med J February 2008;25:103-104
Should ondanestron be used as the first-line anti-emetic in paracetamol overdose
Emma Jenkinson,  Nigel Langford,
Emerg Med J February 2008;25:104-105
Which is the best clinical test for diagnosing a knee meniscal injury?
Michael Callaghan & Stephanie Pugh  
Emerg Med J February 2008;25:105-107
Role of plain abdominal radiograph in the diagnosis of intussusception
Dylan Broomfield  Ian Maconochie
Emerg Med J February 2008;25:107-107
What is the best treatment for empyema?
O Kerek, T Hilliard, J Henderson  
Arch Dis Child February 2008;93:173-174
What is the best treatment for hyperkalaemia in a preterm infant?
F M O'Hare, E J Molloy  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child February 2008;93:174-176
Is the use of chest physiotherapy beneficial in children with community acquired pneumonia?
F Gilchrist  
Arch Dis Child February 2008;93:176-178
Is internal massage superior to external massage for patients suffering a cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery?
Darragh Twomey, Moloy Das, Hariharan Subramanian, and Joel Dunning  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery February 2008;7:151-157

January

Topical or oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatories in soft tissue injury
Michael Callaghan & Gabby Ford  
Emerg Med J January 2008;25:38-39
Dexamethasone in Meningitis
Shweta Gidwani  Elspeth Worthington
Emerg Med J January 2008;25:39-40
Stethoscope Contamination with MRSA
Christine Young, MD  Jeffrey S. Jones, MD
Emerg Med J January 2008;25:40-41

2007

December

Detection of Acute Aortic Dissection with D-Dimer
Chad VanderLinden  Dr Jeffrey Jones and Dr Michael Brown
Emerg Med J December 2007;24:846-847
Weather dependent nasal erythema in rangifer tarandus
Stewart Teece and Bernard A Fox  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J December 2007;24:848-850
Epidural analgesia/anaesthesia versus systemic intravenous opioid analgesia in the management of blunt thoracic trauma.
Dr Richard Parris  Barbara Scobie
Emerg Med J December 2007;24:848-849

November

Is ED-based brief intervention worthwhile in adults presenting with alcohol-related events?
Maria Ahmed  K. Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J November 2007;24:785-788
Epinephrine in digital nerve block
P P Mohan  PT Cherian
Emerg Med J November 2007;24:789-790
Computerized Tomography for Small Bowel Obstruction
Usman Jaffer  Amin Alyas
Emerg Med J November 2007;24:790-791
In neonates requiring intravascular volume resuscitation is use of Gelofusine safe and efficacious?
Minesh Khashu, Velur Balasubramaniam  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child November 2007;92:1037-1038
Should critically ill patients be routinely transfused to a normal haemoglobin level?
D G Markhorst, M C J Kneyber  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child November 2007;92:1038-1039
Recurrent tinea versicolor: treatment with itraconazole or fluconazole?
Anastasia Pantazidou, Marc Tebruegge  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child November 2007;92:1040-1042

October

Capillary blood gases as an alternative to arterial puncture in diabetic ketoacidosis
Simon FJ Clarke  Andrew Parfitt
Emerg Med J October 2007;24:722-723
The Effect of Warming Local Anaesthetics on Pain of Infiltration
J Sultan  Andrew J Curran
Emerg Med J October 2007;24:723-725
Use of tamsulosin in patients with urinary calculi to increase spontaneous stone passage.
Brook Woolley, M.D.  Jeffrey Jones MD
Emerg Med J October 2007;24:725-726

September

Central venous catheterisation - internal jugular or subclavian approach?
Victor Ameh  Steve Jones
Emerg Med J September 2007;24:662-663
Rigors in febrile children may be associated with a higher incidence of serious bacterial infection.
Dr Daniel E Lumsden  Katherine Potier de la Morandire
Emerg Med J September 2007;24:663-663
Treatment of Jellyfish Stings in UK coastal waters: Vinegar or Sodium Bicarbonate
Heather Prestwich  Rachel Jenner
Emerg Med J September 2007;24:664-664

August

Midazolam or ketamine for procedural sedation of children in the emergency department
Andrew Munro  Ian Machonochie
Emerg Med J August 2007;24:579-580
Use of octreotide acetate to prevent rebound hypoglycemia in sulphonyluria overdose
Ziauddin Hassan  Dr John Wright
Emerg Med J August 2007;24:580-581
Ultrasound to detect haemothorax after chest injury
Kirsty McEwan  Dr Peter Thompson
Emerg Med J August 2007;24:581-582
Aminophylline in bradyasystolic cardiac arrest
Elizabeth Hayward 1, Laurie Showler 2, Jasmeet Soar 1  Laurie Showler
Emerg Med J August 2007;24:582-583

July

Use of Ultrasonography for Lumbar Puncture
Trevor Cummings  Jeffrey S Jones, MD
Emerg Med J July 2007;24:492-493
Routine chest X-rays following bronchoscopy guided percutaneous dilational tracheostomy(PDT)
Souvik Das  Mick Jennings
Emerg Med J July 2007;24:493-494
Using the ultrasound compression test for DVT will not precipitate a thromboembolic event
Kieran P Nunn  Peter K Thompson
Emerg Med J July 2007;24:494-495
Prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in patients with lower limb plaster cast immobilisation
E Brown  A Bleetman
Emerg Med J July 2007;24:495-496
Is there any evidence for influenza vaccination in children with asthma?
Richard Burkimsher  Dr Will Carroll
Arch Dis Child July 2007;92:644-645
Safety of anti-infective agents for skin preparation in premature infants
S Upadhyayula, M Kambalapalli and C J Harrison  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child July 2007;92:646-649
Should creatine kinase be checked in all boys presenting with speech delay?
Claire T Lundy, Gary M Doherty and Elaine M Hicks  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child July 2007;92:647-649

June

Serum Lactate as a marker for mortality in patients presenting to the ED with infection.
Daniel Mercier  Jeff Jones
Emerg Med J June 2007;24:431-432
Negative D-dimer may allow safe early cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
Richard Body  Babak Allie
Emerg Med J June 2007;24:432-435
Does Clopidogrel Increase Morbidity and Mortality After Minor Head Injury
Dr Richard Parris  Dr Zia Hassan
Emerg Med J June 2007;24:435-436

May

Ultrasound scanning in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in pregnancy
Robert Williams  Jonathan Shaw
Emerg Med J May 2007;24:359-360
Buscopan for oesophageal food bolus impaction
R Anderson  Jason Lee
Emerg Med J May 2007;24:360-361
U cast or functional bracing following fractures of the shaft of humerus
Ian J. Persad  Sashi Kommu
Emerg Med J May 2007;24:361
Atropine: Re-evaluating its use during pediatric RSI
Alan Bean, MD  Jeff Jones, MD
Emerg Med J May 2007;24:361-362

April

Auscultating to Diagnose Pneumonia
Dr Saima Saeed  Rick Body
Emerg Med J April 2007;24:294-296
Tennis elbow and epicondyle clasp
Michael Callaghan  Jenny Holloway
Emerg Med J April 2007;24:296-297
Chlorpromazine in Migraine
Peter Logan  David Lewis
Emerg Med J April 2007;24:297-300
The use of intrapleural anaesthetic to reduce the pain of chest drain insertion
Gabby May  Tom Bartrum
Emerg Med J April 2007;24:300-301
In children under age three does procalcitonin help exclude serious bacterial infection in fever without focus?
Dr David Herd  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child April 2007;92:362-364
In infants of HCV infected mothers does avoidance of breastfeeding decrease maternal-infant transmission of HCV
Kavita Bhola  William McGuire
Arch Dis Child April 2007;92:365-366
Should children under treatment for juvenile idiopathic arthritis receive flu vaccination?
Liza J McCann  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child April 2007;92:366-368
Staples or sutures for chest and leg wounds following cardiovascular surgery
Aliu Sanni  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery April 2007;6:243-246
Does pyloroplasty following esophagectomy improve early clinical outcomes?
Omar A. Khan, James Manners, Arvind Rengarajan  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery April 2007;6:247-250
Do coronary artery bypass grafts using cephalic veins have a satisfactory patency?
Manoj Purohit  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery April 2007;6:251-254

March

Conservative management or suturing for small, uncomplicated hand wounds.
Shafic Said Al-Nammari  A.J. Quyn
Emerg Med J March 2007;24:217-218
Does Delayed Cord Clamping Prevent Late On-set Sepsis?
Dr A Buckland, Dr R Swamy  Dr A Buckland, Dr R Swamy
Emerg Med J March 2007;24:218
C Reactive Protein and the diagnosis of intracranial infection.
Amy Au-Yong  Professor Tim Coats
Emerg Med J March 2007;24:218-219
Does a teething child need serious illness excluding?
M Tighe and M F E Roe  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child March 2007;92:266-268
Is the topical application of oestrogen cream an effective intervention in girls suffering from labial adhesions?
Marc Tebruegge, Indranil Misra and Veerasingam Nerminathan  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child March 2007;92:268-271
Are young infants treated with erythromycin at risk for developing hypertrophic pyloric stenosis?
Nitin Maheshwai  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child March 2007;92:271-273

February

Should minor mucosal tongue lacerations be sutured in children?
Zia Ud-din & Musarrat Aslam  Sobbia Gull
Emerg Med J February 2007;24:123-124
Is skin turgor reliable as a means of assessing hydration status in children?
O.Fayomi  I.Maconochie; R. Body
Emerg Med J February 2007;24:124-125
Is ED-based brief intervention worthwhile in children and adolescents presenting with alcohol-related events?
Maria Ahmed  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J February 2007;24:125-128
Should a child with preseptal periorbital cellulitis be treated with intravenous or oral antibiotics?
Shafic Al-Nammari  Benjamin Roberton / Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J February 2007;24:128-129
Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) following pleurodesis
Ian Hunt, Elaine Teh, Rachel Southon  Tom Treasure
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery February 2007;6:102-104
Is cardiac computed tomography a reliable alternative to percutaneous coronary angiography for patients awaiting valve surgery?
Vivek Shrivastava, Sriram Vundavalli, Leslie Mitchell  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery February 2007;6:105-109
Does video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy produce equal cancer clearance compared to open lobectomy for non-small cell carcinoma of the lung?
Douglas West, Sameena Rashid  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery February 2007;6:110-116
Minimal long-term adverse effects reported in patients who have undergone talc pleurodesis following a spontaneous pneumothorax
Ian Hunt, Brendan Barber, Rachel Southon  Tom Treasure
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery February 2007;6:117-120

January

Use of Heliox in the management of acute exacerbation of COPD.
Dhananjay Kumar  Rajesh Kumar Saksena
Emerg Med J January 2007;24:46-48
Is CT effective in cases of oesophageal fish bone ingestion?
Debasis Das  
Emerg Med J January 2007;24:48-49
Does plain radiography predict pneumothorax size?
Gary Sudwarts  David Foley
Emerg Med J January 2007;24:49
Is defibrillation effective in accidental severe hypothermia in adults?
Joseph Clift  Lisa Munro-Davies
Emerg Med J January 2007;24:50-51

2006

December

Silver Sulphadiazine cream in burns
Saiqa Hussain  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J December 2006;23:929-932
Procedural Sedation for Cardioversion
Jeremy Wood, MD  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J December 2006;23:932-934
The relationship between post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and affective disorder.
Kate Roberts  Suzanne Robins
Emerg Med J December 2006;23:935-935
Is lumbar puncture necessary for evaluation of early neonatal sepsis?
B Ray, J Mangalore, C Harikumar and A Tuladhar  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child December 2006;91:1033-1035
Does the use of calamine or antihistamine provide symptomatic relief from pruritus in children with varicella zoster infection?
Marc Tebruegge, Minju Kuruvilla, Isabel Margarson,  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child December 2006;91:1035-1036
Is supplementary iron useful when preterm infants are treated with erythropoietin?
F C Ridley & J Harris and R Gottstein & AJB Emmerson  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child December 2006;91:1036-1038
Should high risk patients receive clopidogrel as well as aspirin post coronary arterial bypass grafting?
Babu Kunadian, Andrew R. Thornley, Thotala N. Babu  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2006;5:755-760
Is short-term anticoagulation necessary after mitral valve repair?
Sanjay Asopa, Anish Patel  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2006;5:761-765
Does use of aprotinin decrease the incidence of stroke and neurological complications in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
Roland A  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2006;5:767-773
Is Methylene Blue of benefit in treating adult patients who develop vasoplegic syndrome during Cardiac Surgery
Eduardo Guilherme Leite, Andrew Ronald, Alfredo J. Rodrigues, and Paulo Roberto B. Evora  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2006;5:774-778

November

Does a normal shaped pupil exclude the diagnosis of iritis
Thomas Hunsley  Caroline Lee
Emerg Med J November 2006;23:872-873
Use of lidocaine in the GI Cocktail for the treatment of Dyspepsia
Jason Bowman  Jeffrey Jones, MD
Emerg Med J November 2006;23:873-874
Diagnosis of drug overdose by rapid reversal with Naloxone.
Jenifer Barrie  Gabby May
Emerg Med J November 2006;23:874-875
Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A): a novel cardiac marker with promise
Richard Body  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J November 2006;23:875-877

October

Accuracy of Emergency Department Ultrasound in Detecting AAA.
Scott Bentz  Jeffrey Jones, MD
Emerg Med J October 2006;23:803-804
Use of aspirin in acute stroke
Craig Ferguson  Richard Body
Emerg Med J October 2006;23:804-805
Myringotomy in traumatic haemotympanum
Angaj Ghosh  Magnus Harrison; Richard Body
Emerg Med J October 2006;23:805-806
Should children with ADHD and normal intelligence be routinely screened for underlying cytogenetic abnormalities?
E Stephen, A D Kindley,  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child October 2006;91:860-861
Is injection of botulinum toxin type A effective in the treatment of drooling in children with cerebral palsy?
L Vaile, F Finlay,  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child October 2006;91:862-863
Should bubble baths be avoided in children with urinary tract infections?
G Modgil, A Baverstock,  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child October 2006;91:863-865
What are the long-term results of cardiac valve replacements in left sided endocarditis with a history of i.v. drug abuse?
Alexander Wahba and Dag Nordhaug  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery October 2006;5:608-610
Should warfarin be routinely prescribed for the first three months after a bioprosthetic valve replacement?
Moataz El-Husseiny, Kareem Salhiyyah, Shahzad G. Raja  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery October 2006;5:616-623
Should patients post-cardiac surgery be given low molecular weight heparin for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis?
Victoria Close, Manoj Purohit, Marios Tanos and Steven Hunter  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery October 2006;5:616-623
Should clopidogrel be stopped prior to urgent cardiac surgery?
Babu Kunadian, Andrew R. Thornley, Marios Tanos  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery October 2006;5:630-636

September

Oral antihistamines for insect bites
Bernard A Fox  Caroline Lee
Emerg Med J September 2006;23:721-722
The Use of Vasoconstrictor Therapy in Non-Variceal Upper GI bleeds
Gabby May  John Butler
Emerg Med J September 2006;23:722-724
Water-soluble contrast small bowel follow through for adhesive small bowel obstruction
Usman Jaffer  Abdel Rahman Omer
Emerg Med J September 2006;23:724-726
Sudden onset single floater symptom in one eye: is urgent dilated fundal examination by an ophthalmologist warranted?
Jaheed Khan  Genevieve Larkin
Emerg Med J September 2006;23:726-727
Does neonatal BCG vaccination protect against tuberculous meningitis?
V Walker, G Selby and I Wacogne  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child September 2006;91:789-791
Does dexamethasone reduce the risk of extubation failure in ventilated children?
Lukkassen MA and Markhorst DG  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child September 2006;91:791-793
Should metformin be prescribed to overweight adolescents in whom dietary/behavioural modifications have not helped?
E Webb and R Viner  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child September 2006;91:793-794

August

Prediction of fatal overdose in opiate addicts.
Jenifer Barrie  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J August 2006;23:647-648
Management of Burns Blisters
Jonathan Shaw  Colin Dibble
Emerg Med J August 2006;23:648-649
Prophylactic antibiotics in urinary catheterisation to prevent infection
F Garnham & C Smith  S Williams
Emerg Med J August 2006;23:649
Does use of the Hepcon point-of-care coagulation monitor to optimise Heparin and Protamine dosage for cardiopulmonary bypass decrease bleeding and blood and blood product requirements in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
Khairul Anuar Abdul Aziza, Omar Masooda, J. Andreas Hoschtitzkya, Andrew Ronald  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery August 2006;5:469-482
Does lung cancer screening with Chest X-ray improve disease-free survival?
Ian Hunt, Mayooran Siva, Rachel Southon, Tom Treasure  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery August 2006;5:483-487
Chemotherapy Following Complete Resection of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer is of small but significant benefit in terms of survival.
Douglas West, Alan J. B. Kirk  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery August 2006;5:488-492
Is recombinant activated factor VII useful for intractable bleeding after cardiac surgery?
Marios Tanos  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery August 2006;5:493-498

July

Cocaine induced myocardial ischaemia - nitrates versus benzodiazepines
Dr Priya Bhangoo  Dr Andrew Parfitt and Dr Tammy Wu
Emerg Med J July 2006;23:569-570
The use of loop diuretics in acute renal failure in critically ill patients to reduce mortality, maintain renal function or avoid the requirements for renal support.
Anthony Davis  Ingrid Gooch
Emerg Med J July 2006;23:569-570
Kocher's or Milch's technique for reduction of anterior shoulder dislocations.
Dr Helen R Ashton  Zia Hassan
Emerg Med J July 2006;23:571-572
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in acute fracture management.
John Butler  Bernard Foex
Emerg Med J July 2006;23:571-572

June

Beta-agonists with or without anti-cholinergics in the treatment of acute childhood asthma?
Andrew Munro  Ian Maconachie
Emerg Med J June 2006;23:470
Delivery of bronchodilators in acute asthma in children
Craig Ferguson  Shweta Gidwani
Emerg Med J June 2006;23:471-472
Lorazepam or diazepam in paediatric status elipticus
Vince Choudhery  Will Townend
Emerg Med J June 2006;23:472-473
Tibial fractures in very young children and child abuse
Rob Williams  N Hardcastle
Emerg Med J June 2006;23:473-474
How useful is C-reactive protein in detecting occult bacterial infection in young children with fever without apparent focus?
Nitin Maheshwari  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child June 2006;91:533-535
Does treatment with Echinacea purpurea effectively shorten the course of upper respiratory tract infections in children?
K Koenig and C C Roehr  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child June 2006;91:535-537
In juvenile idiopathic arthritis, is folate supplementation effective against methotrexate toxicity at the expense of methotrexate's efficacy?
O G Killeen and J M Gardner-Medwin  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child June 2006;91:537-538
In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, thoracic epidural analgesia combined with general anesthesia results in faster recovery and fewer complications but does not affect length of hospital stay
Andrew Roland, K. Anuar Abdul Azizb, Thomas George Day and Martin Scott  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2006;5:207-216
Should patients receiving a radial artery conduit have post-operative Calcium Channel blockers ?
Anish Patel, Sanjay Asopa  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2006;5:251-257
Should chest drains be put on suction or not following pulmonary lobectomy ?
Aliu Sanni, Adam Critchley  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2006;5:275-278

May

Gammahydroxybutyrate overdose and physostigmine
Liz Allen  Walid Alsalim
Emerg Med J May 2006;23:300-301
Terlipressin or sclerotherapy for acute variceal bleeding?
Duncan McAuley  Usman Jaffer
Emerg Med J May 2006;23:301
Full blood count and reticulocyte count in painful sickle crisis
Aaron W. Bernard, Arvind Venkat  Michael S. Lyons
Emerg Med J May 2006;23:302-303
The Use of intravenous terlipressin in non-variceal upper GI Bleeds.
Gabby May  Dafalla Musa
Emerg Med J May 2006;23:400-401
Beta-blockers in cocaine induced acute coronary syndrome
Ayan Sen and Tim Fairbairn  Freya Levy
Emerg Med J May 2006;23:401-402
Ultrasound placement of needle in three-in-one nerve block
R Williams  B Saha
Emerg Med J May 2006;23:402-403
Brain natriuretic peptide as a potential marker of acute coronary syndromes
Richard Body  Catherine Roberts
Emerg Med J May 2006;23:403-407
Does the use of a centrifugal pump offer any additional benefit for patients having open heart surgery?
Julius Asante-Siaw, James Tyrrell, Andreas Hoschtitzky  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery May 2006;5:128-134
Does perioperative thyroxine have a role during adult cardiac surgery?
Andrew Ronald  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery May 2006;5:166-178

March

Clean catch urine or bag specimen in UTI in non toilet trained children?
Rachel Jenner  Shadi afzalnia
Emerg Med J March 2006;23:219-220
Intravenous Magnesium in shock-resistant tachyarrhythmias
Ayan Sen  Shweta Gidwani
Emerg Med J March 2006;23:220-221
Intranasal naloxone in suspected opioid overdose
Dr Helen Ashton  Dr Ziauddin Hassan
Emerg Med J March 2006;23:221-223
Intravenous NSAID's in the Management of Renal Colic
Debasis Das  Stuart Teece
Emerg Med J March 2006;23:225

February

Chest drains in traumatic occult pneumothorax
Rachel Jenner  Ayan Sen
Emerg Med J February 2006;23:138-139
Urine dipsticks in screening for diabetes mellitus
Ooi Yau Wei  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J February 2006;23:139-140
Clopidogrel plus aspirin or aspirin alone in unstable angina
Shweta Gidwani  Richard Body
Emerg Med J February 2006;23:140-142
Administration of steroids in acute exacerbations of COPD
Shweta Gidwani  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J February 2006;23:142-143
Should all patients with non-small cell lung cancer who are surgical candidates have cervical mediastinoscopy preoperatively?
Shilajit Ghosha, Prakash Nanjiaha  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery February 2006;5:20-24
Does radial artery harvest with a harmonic scalpel result in fewer complications than standard electrocautery methods?
Anish Patela, Sanjay Asopaa  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery February 2006;5:36-41

January

The Use of IV Cyclizine in Cardiac Chest Pain
Gabby May  Ricky Kumar
Emerg Med J January 2006;23:61-62
Rapid sequence induction in the emergency department by emergency medicine personnel
Colin Dibble  Margaret Maloba
Emerg Med J January 2006;23:62-64
Absorbable sutures in pediatric lacerations.
Robert Evans  Jeff Jones
Emerg Med J January 2006;23:64-65
Smectite in Acute Diarrhoea
Zui-Shen Yen  Mei-Shu Lai
Emerg Med J January 2006;23:65-66
Should a neonate with possible late onset infection always have a lumbar puncture?
K Malbon, R Mohan and R Nicholl  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child January 2006;91:75-76
Does continuous insulin infusion improve glycaemic control and nutrition in hyperglycaemic very low birth weight infants?
Venkatesh Kairamkonda  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child January 2006;91:76-79
Should premedication be used for semi-urgent or elective intubation in neonates?
Elizabeth Byrne and Ralph Mackinnon  Ralph Mackinnon
Arch Dis Child January 2006;91:79-83

2005

December

Prehospital endotracheal intubation in adult major trauma patients with head injury
Ayan Sen  Raj Nichani
Emerg Med J December 2005;22:887-889
Headache in paediatric head injury
Michelle Jacobs  Ian Maconochie
Emerg Med J December 2005;22:889
S-100b protein levels as a predictor for long-term disability after head injury
John-Paul Lomas  Joel Desmond
Emerg Med J December 2005;22:889-891
Aspirin and the risk of intracranial complications following head injury
Magdy Sakr  Libby Wilson
Emerg Med J December 2005;22:891-892
Transcutaneous Bilirubinometry in Jaundiced Newborns
Sudhin Thayyil  L Marriott
Arch Dis Child December 2005;90:1311-1312
What is the risk of cancer in a child with hemihypertrophy?
P Abraham  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child December 2005;90:1312-1313
Should Lobectomy or pneumonectomy patients with microscopic involvement of the bronchial resection margin undergo re-operation to improve their long-term survival?
Balasubramanian S, Au J.  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2005;4:531-537
Does a percutaneous tracheostomy have a lower incidence of complications compared to an open surgical technique?
Anish Patela, Peter Swan  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2005;4:550-554
Is skeletonized internal mammary harvest better than pedicle internal mammary harvest in coronary artery bypass grafting?
Behranwala A, Raja SG  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2005;4:577-582
Might gene therapy offer symptomatic relief for patients with 'no option' angina?
Mohammed Hanif, Anish Patel  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2005;4:627-632

November

No evidence found that a femoral nerve block in cases of femoral shaft fractures can delay the diagnosis of compartment syndrome of the thigh.
George Karagiannis  Dr Richard Hardern
Emerg Med J November 2005;22:814
How to immobilise after shoulder disclocation.
Lennard Funk  Martin Smith
Emerg Med J November 2005;22:814
Should steroids be used in children with meningococcal shock?
R G Branco and R R Russell  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child November 2005;90:1195-1196
Should children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura and abdominal pain be treated with steroids?
M Haroon  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child November 2005;90:1196-1198
Do cuffed endotracheal tubes increase the risk of airway mucosal injury and post-extubation stridor in children?
C S Ashtekar and A Wardhaugh  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child November 2005;90:1198-1199

October

Differential diagnosis of narrow complex tachycardias by increasing electrocardiograph speed
Joao Luis Gaspar  Richard Body
Emerg Med J October 2005;22:729-730
Steroids in sudden sensorineural hearing loss
Angaj Ghosh  Rupert Jackson
Emerg Med J October 2005;22:732-733
Lignocaine as a pretreatment to Rapid Sequence Induction in patients with status asthmaticus.
John Butler  Rupert Jackson
Emerg Med J October 2005;22:732
Can ventilation while on cardiopulmonary bypass improve post-operative lung function for patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
Hunaid A. Vohra, Adrian Levine  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery October 2005;4:442-446
Can the use of thromboelastography predict and decrease bleeding and blood and blood product requirements in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
Andrew Ronald  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery October 2005;4:456-463
Is sympathectomy of benefit in critical leg ischaemia not amenable to revascularisation?
Aliu Sanni, Arief Hamid  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery October 2005;4:478-483

September

Do non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs cause a delay in fracture healing?
Simon Clarke  Fiona Lecky
Emerg Med J September 2005;22:652-653
Rectal or Intravenous non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in acute renal colic
Caroline Lee  Dhurga Gnanasegaram and Margaret Maloba
Emerg Med J September 2005;22:653-654
Are antibiotics indicated following human bites?
Dr Alma-Victoria Rittner and Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick  Dr Alasdair Corfield
Emerg Med J September 2005;22:654
Nebulised Furosemide in Acute Adult Asthma
Zui-Shen Yen, MD, MPH  Shyr-Chyr Chen, MD
Emerg Med J September 2005;22:654-655

August

Fasting before prilocaine Biers' block
Muhammad Ahmad  Gary Saynor
Emerg Med J August 2005;22:558-559
Ultrasound in the diagnosis of testicular torsion
Zain Kapasi  Steve Halliday
Emerg Med J August 2005;22:559-560
Split skin grafts for pretibial lacerations
Sunil Dasan  Kambiz Hashemi
Emerg Med J August 2005;22:560-561
Serial x-rays in battery ingestion
Stewart Teece  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J August 2005;22:561
Does the radial artery provide better long-term patency than the saphenous vein?
Georgios P. Georghiou, Bernardo A. Vidne  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery August 2005;4:304-310
Is the Allen's test adequate to safely confirm that a radial artery may be harvested for coronary arterial bypass grafting?
Andrew Ronald, Anish Patel  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery August 2005;4:332-340
In patients undergoing cardiac surgery does asymptomatic significant carotid artery stenosis warrant carotid endarterectomy?
Michael Murphy, Jonathan Ghosha, Savvas Omorphosa  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery August 2005;4:344-349
What is the optimal vasodilator for preventing spasm in the left internal mammary artery during coronary arterial bypass grafting?
Sivakumar Sivalingam , Adrian Levine  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery August 2005;4:365-371

July

Transthoracic ultrasonography to diagnose pneumothorax in trauma
Usman Jaffer  Duncan McAuley
Emerg Med J July 2005;22:504-505
Early mobilisation for volar plate avulsion fractures
Richard Body  Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J July 2005;22:505
Do we need to give steroids in children with bell's palsy ?
Chetan Sandeep Ashtekar  Dr Manohara Joishy, Rohit Joshi
Emerg Med J July 2005;22:505-507
Topical anaesthetic versus lidocaine infiltration to allow closure of skin wounds in children
Craig Ferguson & Ben Loryman  Richard Body, Clinical Reseach Fellow
Emerg Med J July 2005;22:507-509

June

Terlipressin and somatostatin appear equally effective in the treatment of bleeding oesophageal varices
Russell Boyd  John Butler
Emerg Med J June 2005;22:433-434
Intranasal midazolam or rectal diazepam in patients with fits
Martin Smith  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J June 2005;22:436-437
Is polyethylene glycol safe and effective for chronic constipation in children?
R Arora and R Srinivasan  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child June 2005;90:643-648
Are antiemetics helpful in young children suffering from acute viral gastroenteritis?
S Borowitz  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child June 2005;90:646-648
Should acyclovir be prescribed for immunocompetent children presenting with chickenpox?
Dr Dan Harris  Dr Julian Redhead
Arch Dis Child June 2005;90:648-650
Does magnesium offer any additional benefit in patients having anti-arrhythmic treatment for atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery?
Anish Patel, Jagan Rao  J Desmond
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2005;4:193-196
Is there a reversal of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation after redirection of anomalous hepatic venous flow to the lungs?
Georghiou GP, Birk E and Vidne BA.  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2005;4:227-231
Does deflating the lungs and sawing from the xiphisternum reduce the chance of accidental pleurotomy during sternotomy?
Anthony Rostron  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2005;4:272-274

May

Buccal midazolam as an alternative to rectal diazepam for prolonged seizures in childhood and adolescence
Richard Body  Mawra Ijaz
Emerg Med J May 2005;22:364-365
Bone Injection Gun Placement of Intraosseous Needles
Andrew J Curran  Ayan Sen
Emerg Med J May 2005;22:365
Nebulized levalbuterol or albuterol for lowering serum potassium
Herald Ostovar, MD  Dr Jeffrey Jones and Dr Michael Brown
Emerg Med J May 2005;22:366-367

April

Glucagon infusion in anaphylactic shock in patients on beta-blockers
Martin Thomas  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J April 2005;22:272
Topical Analgesia for Pain Reduction in Arterial Puncture
Debbie Dawson  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J April 2005;22:273
Antifibrinolytics for the initial management of sub arachnoid haemorrhage.
Simon Carley  Ayan Sen
Emerg Med J April 2005;22:274
Anticoagulation post-cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department
Katherine Potier  Richard Parris
Emerg Med J April 2005;22:275
Anticoagulation before cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department
Katherine Potier  Richard Parris
Emerg Med J April 2005;22:276
Continuous subglottic suction is effective for prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia
Rahul Gujadhur, Bruce W. Helme, Aliu Sanni and Joel Dunning  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery April 2005;4:110-115
Does pleurotomy during internal mammary artery harvest increase post-operative pulmonary complications?
Mark Wheatcroft, Vivek Shrivastava, Brian Nyawo, Anthony Rostron  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery April 2005;4:143-146
Is Sotalol more effective than standard beta-blockers for the prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation during cardiac surgery
Anish Patel and Joel Dunning  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery April 2005;4:147-150
Should the pericardium be closed in patients undergoing cardiac surgery?
Mohamed N. Bittar, James B. Barnard, Noman Khasati, and Steven Richardson  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery April 2005;4:151-155

March

Role of flexion/extension radiography in paediatric neck injuries
Elspeth Pitt  Shobhan Thakore
Emerg Med J March 2005;22:192
Use of troponin for the diagnosis of myocardial contusion after blunt chest trauma
Lorna Jackson  Alison Stewart
Emerg Med J March 2005;22:193-195
Scorpion envenomation: Does antivenom reduce serum venom concentrations?
Bernard A Fox  Lee Wallis
Emerg Med J March 2005;22:195-197
Scorpion envenomation: Does administration of antivenom alter outcome?
Bernard A Fox  Lee Wallis
Emerg Med J March 2005;22:195
Is nasogastric fluid therapy a safe alternative to the i.v. route in infants with bronchiolitis?
Neil Kennedy  Nuala Flanagan
Arch Dis Child March 2005;90:320-321
Are newer macrolides effective in eradicating carriage of Pertussis?
Dr.Ramesh Srinivasan  Dr. Tong H Yeo
Arch Dis Child March 2005;90:322-324
Are methylxanthines effective in preventing or reducing apnoeic spells in infants with bronchiolitis?
Pavanasam Ramesh, Martin Samuels  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child March 2005;90:322-324

February

Timing of lumbar puncture in suspected sub arachnoid haemorrhage
Simon Carley  Magnus Harrisson
Emerg Med J February 2005;22:121-122
Proteolytic enzymes for oesophageal meat impaction
Jason Lee  Ross Andrew
Emerg Med J February 2005;22:122-123
Effervescent agents for oesophageal food bolus impaction
Jason Lee  R Anderson
Emerg Med J February 2005;22:123-124
Proximal Humeral Fractures and non-accidental injury in children
Robert Williams  N Hardcastle
Emerg Med J February 2005;22:124-125
Torn frenulum and non-accidental injury in children
Stewart Teece  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J February 2005;22:125

January

Endotracheal intubation in gamma-hydroxybutyric acid intoxication and overdose
Helen Michael  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J January 2005;22:43
No clinical evidence for gastric lavage in lithium overdose
Stewart Teece  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J January 2005;22:43-44
Paddle position in emergency cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
Katherine Potier de la Morandiere  Henry Morriss
Emerg Med J January 2005;22:44-46
Reinsertion of the stylet prior to needle removal in diagnostic lumbar puncture
Matthew Deibel  Dr Jeffrey Jones and Dr Michael Brown
Emerg Med J January 2005;22:46
Do well infants born with an isolated single umbilical artery need investigation?
Ramesh Srinivasan  Ramandeep Singh Arora
Arch Dis Child January 2005;90:100-101
In a preterm infant, does blood transfusion increase the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis?
JC Agwu, H Narchi  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child January 2005;90:102-103
Are routine urine cultures helpful in the management of asymptomatic infants or preschool children with a previous urinary tract infection?
Hassib Narchi  Kate Verrier Jones
Arch Dis Child January 2005;90:103-104

2004

December

Is transmyocardial myocardial revascularisation of benefit in addition to coronary artery bypass grafting for patients with diffuse coronary disease?
Aliu Sanni  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2004;3:581-585
Is transmyocardial revascularisation of benefit to people with 'no option' angina?
Aliu Sanni  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2004;3:586-592
In open heart surgery is there a role for the use of carbon dioxide field flooding techniques to reduce the level of post-operative gaseous emboli?
James Barnard  Doug Speake
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2004;3:599-602
Does the use of topical transexamic acid in cardiac surgery reduce the incidence of post-operative mediastinal bleeding?
Mohammed Hanif, Mahmoud Nourei  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2004;3:603-605
In aortic arch surgery is there any benefit in using antegrade cerebral perfusion or retrograde cerebral perfusion as an adjunct to hypothermic circulatory arrest?
Jim Barnard, Ghassan Musleh, Mohamad Bittar  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2004;3:621-630
Are prophylactic beta-blockers of benefit in reducing the incidence of AF following coronary bypass surgery?
Savvas Omorphos, Mohammed Hanif  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2004;3:641-646
Does off pump coronary artery surgery reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation?
Shahzad Raja, Ali Behranwala  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2004;3:647-652
Is there a role for prophylaxis against atrial fibrillation for patients undergoing lung surgery?
Vivek Shrivastava, Brian Nyawo  Joel Dunning, Graham Morritt
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2004;3:656-662

November

Which facial views for facial trauma?
Kerstin Hogg  Margaret Maloba
Emerg Med J November 2004;21:709-710
Two thumb versus two finger CPR in infants
Bruce Martin  John Butler
Emerg Med J November 2004;21:711-713
Low molecular weight heparin for IV drug users with DVT
Michael Russell  Deborah Dawson
Emerg Med J November 2004;21:711
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and exacerbations of asthma in children
Richard Body  Katherine Potier
Emerg Med J November 2004;22:713-714
Thrombotic complications of a femoral central venous catheter
Joel Dunning  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J November 2004;22:714-715
Suicide at Christmas
Simon Carley  Mark Hamilton
Emerg Med J November 2004;22:716-717

September

Nebulised magnesium in asthma
Craig Ferguson  Marten Howes
Emerg Med J September 2004;21:586-587
Role of flexion/extension radiography in neck injuries in adults
Elspeth Pitt  Shobhan Thakore
Emerg Med J September 2004;21:587-588
Wound closure in animal bites
Freya Garbutt  Rachel Jenner
Emerg Med J September 2004;21:589-590
Peripheral pulses to exclude thoracic aortic dissection
Stewart Teece  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J September 2004;21:589
Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Bernard A Fox  John Butler
Emerg Med J September 2004;21:590-591
Gastric lavage in aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug overdose
Stewart Teece  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J September 2004;21:591-592
Short stature and the probability of coeliac disease, in the absence of gastro-intestinal symptoms
JCW van Rijn, FK Grote, W Oostdijk, J-M Wit  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child September 2004;89:882-883
Is an intravenous fluid bolus of albumin or normal saline beneficial in the treatment of metabolic acidosis in a normovolaemic newborn?
Hassib Narchi  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child September 2004;89:884-885
How safe is ibuprofen in febrile asthmatic children?
A Kader, T Hildebrandt and C Powell  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child September 2004;89:885-886

July

Use of heliox for acute asthma in the emergency department
Michelle Jacobs  Cilla Reid and John Butler
Emerg Med J July 2004;21:498-499
Abdominal radiography in 'Body Packers'.
Jonathan Costello  Will Townend
Emerg Med J July 2004;21:498
Cardiopulmonary bypass and the survival of patients in cardiac arrest
Joel Dunning  Adrian Levine
Emerg Med J July 2004;21:499-500
Oral or intravenous thiamine in the emergency department
Rupert Jackson  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J July 2004;21:501-502
Antibiotic prophylaxis for pre-tibial haematomas in the elderly
Stewart Teece  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J July 2004;21:502
Prophylactic antibiotics for subungual hematoma
Jonathan Costello  Marten Howes
Emerg Med J July 2004;21:503
Do pizotifen or propranolol reduce the frequency of migraine headache
Nick Barnes  Guy Millman
Arch Dis Child July 2004;89:684-685
Are anticonvulsants a satisfactory alternative to opiate analgesia in patients experiencing pain with Guillain Barre syndrome?
Sara McDouall  RC Tasker
Arch Dis Child July 2004;89:686-687
Is transcatheter device occlusion as good as open heart surgery for closure of atrial septal defects?
Erik N Swartz  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child July 2004;89:687-688

June

Can any intervention effectively reduce the pain associated with chest drain removal?
Jim Barnard and Jacqueline Thompson  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2004;3:229-232
Is haloperidol or a benzodiazepine the safest treatment for acute psychosis in the critically ill patient?
Norman Khasati and Jacqueline Thompson  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2004;3:233-236
Is clopidogrel beneficial following coronary bypass surgery
Darbhamulla V Nagarajan  Phillip S Lewis, Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2004;3:311-313
Is an early invasive approach superior to a conservative strategy in patients with acute coronary syndrome?
Darbhamulla V Nagarajan  Philip S Lewis, Michael Maguire, Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery June 2004;3:363-367

May

Aspiration of breast abscesses
S Thirumalaikumar  Sashi Kommu
Emerg Med J May 2004;21:333-335
Does Nimodipine reduce mortality and secondary ischaemic events after subarachnoid haemorrhage?
Ged Brown  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J May 2004;21:333-334
Metoclopramide versus placebo with opioid
Walid Alsalim  Wai-Ching Leung, John Butler
Emerg Med J May 2004;21:334-336
Safety of inferior vena cava filters as primary treatment for proximal deep vein thrombosis
Debbie Dawson  Dr Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J May 2004;21:335-336
Screw tipped needles for intra-osseous access
Simon Carley  Russel Boyd
Emerg Med J May 2004;21:336-337
Plaster or collar and cuff after reducing dislocated elbow?
Katherine Potier  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J May 2004;21:337-338
In children presenting to the Emergency Department what is the specificity of rib fractures for non-accidental injury?
P Connolly  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child May 2004;89:490-492
Ultrasonography to rule out renal malformations in newborns with isolated preauricular tags/pits
Ramandeep Arora  Rebekah Pryce
Arch Dis Child May 2004;89:492-493
Do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increase the risk of bleeding after tonsillectomy
Somi.R.Desikan  Neelagiri.G.Meena
Arch Dis Child May 2004;89:493-494

March

The sensitivity of a normal chest radiograph in ruling out aortic dissection
Kerstin Hogg  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J March 2004;21:199-200
Amiodarone or flecainide for cardioversion in acute onset atrial fibrillation
Jon Argall  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J March 2004;21:199
Antibiotics in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Ross Murphy  Martin McKechnie, Joel Dunning
Emerg Med J March 2004;21:200-203
Intravenous magnesium in chronic pulmonary disease (COPD)
Rachel Jenner  Richard Body
Emerg Med J March 2004;21:203-204
Intra-articular steroid injections in acute rheumatoid monoarthritides
Jane Sholsberg  Rupert Jackson
Emerg Med J March 2004;21:204
Should we screen every child with otitis media with effusion for allergic rhinitis?
Stefano Micelle Sopo, Giulia Zorzi, Mauro jr Calvani  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child March 2004;89:287-288
Should we treat infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis with topical antifungals or topical steroids?
Simon Cohen  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child March 2004;89:288-289
Is routine EEG helpful in the management of complex febrile seizures?
Eduardo Cuestas  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child March 2004;89:290
Can epiaortic ultrasound reduce the incidence of intraoperative stroke during cardiac surgery?
Satish Das  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery March 2004;3:71-75
Low dose (renal dose) dopamine in the critically ill patient
Joel Dunning  Norman Khasati
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery March 2004;3:114-117
Does use of aprotinin in coronary artery bypass graft surgery affect graft patency
Maninder Kalkat, Adrian Levine  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery March 2004;3:124-128
Is the figure-of-eight superior to the simple wire technique for closure of the sternum?
Noman Khasati, Rajesh Sivaprakasam  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery March 2004;3:191-194

January

Gastric lavage in paracetamol poisoning
Stewart Teece  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J January 2004;21:75-76
Oxygen in acute uncomplicated myocardial infarction
Richard Body  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J January 2004;21:75-76
Oral steroids in acute urticaria
M Poon  C Reid
Emerg Med J January 2004;21:76-77
Ice, pins or sugar to reduce paraphimosis
Kevin Mackway-Jones  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J January 2004;21:77-78
Is IV aminophylline better than IV salbutamol in the treatment of moderate to severe asthma
Andrew Munro  Michelle Jacobs
Emerg Med J January 2004;21:78-80
Hypertonic or isotonic saline in hypotensive patients with severe head injury
Rupert Jackson  John Butler
Emerg Med J January 2004;21:80-81
Does early administration of dexamethasone improve neurological outcome in children with meningococcal meningitis?
Sanjay Gupta  Anil B Tuladhar
Arch Dis Child January 2004;89:82-83
Should nifedipine be used to counter low blood sugar levels in children with persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycaemia?
Dominik Mller  Miriam Zimmering, Charles Christoph Roehr
Arch Dis Child January 2004;89:83-85

2003

December

Should a prolonged or short course of indomethacin be used in preterm infants to treat patent ductus arteriosus
Sachin Shah  
Arch Dis Child December 2003;88:1132-1133
Is ibuprofen or indomethacin better for medical closure of the patent ductus arterious?
Erik N Swartz  
Arch Dis Child December 2003;88:1134-1135
What is the use of the glass test?
Ami Parikh  Ian Maconochie
Arch Dis Child December 2003;88:1135
Does liberal use of bone wax increase the risk of mediastinitis?
Farah Bhatti  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2003;2:410-412
Does aspirin 6 hours after coronary artery bypass grafting optimise graft patency?
Ghassan Musleh  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2003;2:413-415
Which patients would benefit from an intra-aortic balloon pump prior to cardiac surgery ?
Joel Dunning  Brian Prendergast
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2003;2:416-419
Is prophylactic haemofiltration during cardiopulmonary bypass of benefit during cardiac surgery?
Joel Dunning  Satish Das
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2003;2:420-423
In patients post cardiac surgery do high doses of protamine cause increased bleeding
Eddie McLouglin  Joel Dunning
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2003;2:424-426
What is the optimal dose of aspirin after discharge following coronary bypass surgery
Joel Dunning  Satish Das
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery December 2003;2:427-430

November

CT pulmonary angiogram compared with ventilation-perfusion scan for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in patients with cardiorespiratory disease
Jonathan Costello  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J November 2003;20:547-548
Oxygen therapy in acute strokes
Katherine Potier de la Morandiere  Darren Walter
Emerg Med J November 2003;20:547
Combining clinical probability and ventilation-perfusion scan for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
Kerstin Hogg  Ged Brown
Emerg Med J November 2003;20:548-550
Serum amylase and acute pancreatitis
John Butler  Damian Bates
Emerg Med J November 2003;20:550-551
USS guidance reduces the complications of central line placement in the Emergency Department
Joel Dunning  James Williamson
Emerg Med J November 2003;20:551-552
The utility of the tongue blade test for the diagnosis of mandibular fracture
Rashmi Malhotra  Joel Dunning
Emerg Med J November 2003;20:552-553

September

Biphasic or monophasic defibrillation for adult ventricular fibrillation
Rob Torok  Jeremy Till
Emerg Med J September 2003;20:464-465
Ascorbate for alkali burns to the eye
Kevin Mackway-Jones  Janet Marsden
Emerg Med J September 2003;20:465-466
Leucovorin (calcium folinate) in "antifreeze" poisoning
Angaj Ghosh  Russel Boyd
Emerg Med J September 2003;20:466
Vasopressin or adrenaline in cardiac resuscitation
Kerstin Hogg  Reddy Mahu and Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J September 2003;20:467
Is the central venous pressure reading equally reliable if the central line is inserted via the femoral vein
Joel Desmond  Mahmoud Megahed
Emerg Med J September 2003;20:467-469
Oucher or CHEOPS for pain assessment in children
Fiona Lyon  Debbie Dawson
Emerg Med J September 2003;20:470
Do oral anti-histamines stop the itch of atopic dermatitis?
Susie Dimson  Cham Nanayakkara, Hammersmith Hospital
Arch Dis Child September 2003;88:832-833
Is elective high-frequency oscillatory ventilation better than conventional mechanical ventilation in very low-birth-weight-infants?
Sachin Shah  
Arch Dis Child September 2003;88:833-834
Can surfactant cure babies with severe bronchiolitis?
Munib Haroon  
Arch Dis Child September 2003;88:834-835

July

Oral methionine compared with intravenous n-acetyl cysteine for paracetamol overdose
Walid Alsalim  Mohamed Fadel
Emerg Med J July 2003;20:336-337
Accuracy of negative dipstick urinalysis in ruling out urinary tract infection in adults
Nick Ohly  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J July 2003;20:362-363
Venous blood gas in adult patients with diabetic ketoacidosis
Ziauddin Hassan, Devasena M Subramonyam  Shobhan Thakore
Emerg Med J July 2003;20:363-364
Buccal nitrates in left ventricular failure
Dhurga Gnanasegaram  Jon Argall
Emerg Med J July 2003;20:364-366
Antithrombotic treatment of below knee deep venous thrombosis
Kerstin Hogg  Andrew Ashton
Emerg Med J July 2003;20:364-365
Accuracy of combining clinical probability score and simpliRED D-dimer for diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
Russell Boyd  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J July 2003;20:367-368
Clinical probability scoring and pulmonary embolism
Ged Brown  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J July 2003;20:367
IL D-dimer test in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
Kerstin Hogg  Russell Boyd
Emerg Med J July 2003;20:368-369
Outpatient investigation of pulmonary embolism
Kerstin Hogg  Debbie Dawson
Emerg Med J July 2003;20:370
Outpatient treatment of pulmonary embolism
Dr Kerstin Hogg  Debbie Dawson
Emerg Med J July 2003;20:370-371
Are routine chest x ray and ECG examinations helpful in the evaluation of asymptomatic heart murmurs?
Sue Gardiner  Mary Rudolf
Arch Dis Child July 2003;88:638-640
Does intravenous mannitol improve outcome in cerebral malaria?
Richard Tomlinson  John Morrice
Arch Dis Child July 2003;88:640-641
Do antipyretics prevent febrile convulsions?
A Sahib El-Radhi  W Barry
Arch Dis Child July 2003;88:641-642

May

Diamorphine or morphine for ischaemic cardiac chest pain
Dr Steve Halford  Dr H Simpson
Emerg Med J May 2003;20:263-264
Glucagon in tricyclic overdose
Stewart Teece  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J May 2003;20:264-265
Type of oral coticosteroid in mild to moderate croup
Alasdair Corfield  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J May 2003;20:264
Colourimetric CO2 detector versus capnography for confirming ET tube placement
Kerstin Hogg  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J May 2003;20:265-266
Glucagon for the treatment of symptomatic B-blocker overdose
Russell Boyd  Angaj Ghosh
Emerg Med J May 2003;20:266-267
Buscopan (hyoscine butylbromide) in abdominal colic
Kevin Mackway-Jones  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J May 2003;20:267
Gradual introduction of feeding is no better than immediate normal feeding in children with gastro-enteritis
Dr Nico Grunenberg  
Arch Dis Child May 2003;88:455-457
Are follow up chest X-rays helpful in the management of children recovering from pneumonia?
Ian Wacogne, Robert J S Negrine  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child May 2003;88:457-458
Should preterm neonates with a central venous catheter (CVC) and coagulase negative staphylococcal (CoNS) bacteremia be treated without removal of the catheter?
Kiran Nistala  Dr Richard Nicholl
Arch Dis Child May 2003;88:458-459

March

Seldinger technique chest and complication rate
Jon Argall  Joel Desmond
Emerg Med J March 2003;20:169-170
Antacids and diagnosis in patients with atypical chest pain
Stewart Teece  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J March 2003;20:170-171
Need for cervical spine imaging for alert children after trauma
Andreas Kontos, Savvas Omorphos  Joel Desmond
Emerg Med J March 2003;20:171
Cervical spine imaging in children under 9 after trauma
Savvas Omorphos, Andreas Kontos  Joel Desmond
Emerg Med J March 2003;20:171-172
Conservative mangement of asymptomatic cocaine body packers
Debasis Das  Baha Ali
Emerg Med J March 2003;20:172-174
Acute myocardial infarction in cocaine induced chest pain presenting as an emergency
Simon Carley  Baha Ali
Emerg Med J March 2003;20:175-175
Can traffic calming measures achieve the Children's Fund objective of reducing inequalities in child health?
K Liabo, P Lucas and H Roberts  
Arch Dis Child March 2003;88:235-236
Should verrucas be covered while swimming?
L Vaile, F Finlay and S Sharma  
Arch Dis Child March 2003;88:236-237
What is the normal range of blood glucose concentrations in healthy term newborns?
Richard Nicholl  
Arch Dis Child March 2003;88:238-239

January

Reduction of pulled elbows
David Lewis  Jon Argall
Emerg Med J January 2003;20:61-62
Alternative therapies for neck sprain
Kerstin Hogg  Rosemary Morton
Emerg Med J January 2003;20:62
Tetanus prophylaxis may not be required in superficial corneal abrasions
Prodeep Mukherjee  A Sivakumar
Emerg Med J January 2003;20:62-64
Treatment of uncomplicated subungual haematoma
Nicola Batrick  Kambiz Hashemi and Ramzi Freij
Emerg Med J January 2003;20:65
Gastric Lavage in Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose
Stewart Teece  Kirsten Hogg
Emerg Med J January 2003;20:65
Use of sterile gloves in the treatment of simple wounds
Derek Keith Sage  Jon Argall
Emerg Med J January 2003;20:66
Antibiotics in orbital floor fractures
Bruce Martin  Angaj Ghosh
Emerg Med J January 2003;20:66
Contraindications to thrombolysis in patients taking coumarins
Andy Ashton  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J January 2003;20:66-67
Should we glue lip lacerations in children
Jason Smith  Ian Maconochie
Arch Dis Child January 2003;88:83-84
Is nebulised tolazoline an effective treatment for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn?
Deirdra Hartigan  
Arch Dis Child January 2003;88:84
How good is clinical examination at detecting a significant patent ductus arteriosus in the preterm neonate?
DS Urquhart and RM Nicholl  
Arch Dis Child January 2003;88:85-86

2002

November

Swimmers view or supine oblique views to visualise the cervicothoracic junction
Nasreen Contractor  Martin Thomas
Emerg Med J November 2002;19:550
Computer tomography and the exclusion of upper cervical spine injury in trauma patients with altered mental state
Martin Thomas  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J November 2002;19:551
Antibiotics in compound depressed skull fractures
Baha Ali  Angaj Ghosh
Emerg Med J November 2002;19:552-553
Antibiotics in patients with isolated chest trauma requiring chest drains
John Butler  Ian Sammy and Joel Desmond
Emerg Med J November 2002;19:553-554
Lignocaine premedication before rapid sequence induction in head injuries
John Butler  Rupert Jackson
Emerg Med J November 2002;19:554
Ultrasound or computed tomography in paediatric blunt abdominal trauma
Ross Murphy  Angaj Ghosh
Emerg Med J November 2002;19:554-556
Routine Use Of Antibiotic Ointment and Wound Healing
Dr A Van Zyl, Dr D Abbott, Dr D Andrews, Dr P Reaves  Dr H Simpson
Emerg Med J November 2002;19:556
Factor VIIa for intractable blood loss in trauma
Jon Argall  Stewart Teece
Emerg Med J November 2002;19:556-557
Are topical corticosteroids superior to systemic histamine antagonists in treatment of allergic seasonal rhinitis?
Charles C Roehr  Johannes Forster
Arch Dis Child November 2002;87:412-413
Behavioural Treatments for Sleep Disorders in Children with Downs Syndrome
Patricia Lucas/Kristin-Liabo/Helen Roberts  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child November 2002;87:413-414
Inhaled steroids in the treatment of mild to moderate persistent asthma in children: once or twice daily administration?
Daniele Radzik  Luigi Pavanello
Arch Dis Child November 2002;87:415-416

September

Electrical stimulation and Bells' Palsy
Susan J Buttress  Katrina Herren
Emerg Med J September 2002;19:428
White cell count and diagnosing appendicitis in children
Robert Williams  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J September 2002;19:428-429
White cell count and diagnosing appendicitis in adults
Robert Williams  Katrina Herren
Emerg Med J September 2002;19:429-430
Serum amylase or lipase to diagnose pancreatitis in patients presenting with abdominal pain.
John Butler  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J September 2002;19:430-431
Management of acute ethylene glycol poisoning
Paul Wallman  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J September 2002;19:431-432
Bedrest after lumbar puncture
Stewart Teece  Ian Crawford / Craig Ferguson
Emerg Med J September 2002;19:432-433
Difficult intubation, the bougie and the stylet
Ian Jones  Katherine Roberts
Emerg Med J September 2002;19:433-434
To Stab or Slash: the percutaneous dilatation or standard surgical approach to cricothyroidotomy in prehospital care
Ian Jones  Katherine Roberts
Emerg Med J September 2002;19:434
Discontinuing anticonvulsant medication in children
Robert Smith and Robin Ball  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child September 2002;87:259-260
Do grommets prevent language delay?
Vidya Sudhakar-Krishnan  Mary Rudolf
Arch Dis Child September 2002;87:260-262
Does melatonin help children with learning disabilities sleep?
Caroline Willey  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child September 2002;87:260
Is perianal dermatitis a sign of sexual abuse?
Joanna Thomas  Mary Rudolf
Arch Dis Child September 2002;87:262

July

Investigating microscopic haematuria in blunt abdominal trauma
Fiona Saunders  Jon Argall
Emerg Med J July 2002;19:322-323
The straight, slow method may be best for removing ticks
Stewart Teece  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J July 2002;19:323-324
Plaster may be equivalent to functional splints in gamekeepers thumb
Steve Jones  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J July 2002;19:324
Topical antibiotics reduced time to remission in acute bacterial conjunctivitis
Ian Crawford  Don Othoro
Emerg Med J July 2002;19:325
Acyclovir was not shown to be effective in Bell's palsy
Man-cheuk Yuen  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J July 2002;19:326-327
Tape stripping the stratum corneum is unlikely to importantly increase the effectiveness of EMLA
Simon Carley  Kerstin Hogg
Emerg Med J July 2002;19:327
Staples or sutures for repair of scalp laceration in adults
Kerstin Hogg  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J July 2002;19:327-328
Staples may be more effective and quicker than sutures in children with scalp lacerations
Kerstin Hogg  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J July 2002;19:328-329
Tangential views or computed tomography in suspected depressed skull fracture
Magnus Harrison  Steve Jones
Emerg Med J July 2002;19:329-330
Does iron have a place in the management of breath holding spells?
Robert Boon  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child July 2002;87:77-78
Omeprazole was helpful in the management of children with reflux oesophagitis
Lizy A Varughese  Lynnette J Mazur
Arch Dis Child July 2002;87:78-80
Oral sucrose reduces the pain of neonatal procedures
Nicole Horwitz  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child July 2002;87:80-81

May

The use of oral or intravenous antidote for paracetamol overdose
Simon Clarke  Katrina Herren
Emerg Med J May 2002;19:247
Vomiting in paracetamol overdose
Katrina Herren  Simon Clarke
Emerg Med J May 2002;19:248
Intravenous boluses or infusion of naxolone in opiod overdose
Simon Clarke  Paul Dargan
Emerg Med J May 2002;19:249-250
Intravenous or intramuscular/subcutaneous naloxone in opiod overdose
Simon Clarke  Paul Dargan
Emerg Med J May 2002;19:249
Safe discharge of some patients who have taken an overdose of opioids may be possible after one hour
Simon Clarke  Paul Dargan
Emerg Med J May 2002;19:250-251
No good evidence supports gastric lavage in iron overdose
Stewart Teece  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J May 2002;19:251-252
Albumin infusions in hypoalbuminaemic children with oncological disease did not affect colloid osmotic pressure or outcome
Sanjay Gupta  Robert Tasker
Arch Dis Child May 2002;86:380-381
Chiropractice may be an effective treatment in infantile colic
Stephen Hughes  Jennifer Bolton
Arch Dis Child May 2002;86:380-381

March

Reimplantation of the nail root in fingertip crush injuries in children
Russell Boyd  Carole Libetta
Emerg Med J March 2002;19:141
Intra-articular lidocaine for acute anterior shoulder dislocation reduction
SR Dhinakharan  Angaj Ghosh
Emerg Med J March 2002;19:142-143
Antibiotics in non venomous snake bite
Polly Terry  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J March 2002;19:142
Propofol for status epilepticus
Simon Carley  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J March 2002;19:143-144
Regional Nerve Block in Fractured Neck of Femur
Bruce Martin  Baha Ali
Emerg Med J March 2002;19:144-145
Bronchodilator delivery in acute severe asthma in adults
Stewart Teece  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J March 2002;19:145

January

Detection of pneumoperitoneum on an erect chest X-ray
John Butler  Bruce Martin
Emerg Med J January 2002;19:46-47
Cervical spine radiography in alert asymptomatic blunt trauma patients
Damian Bates  John Butler
Emerg Med J January 2002;19:47-48
The use of antibiotics in venomous snake bite
Polly Terry  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J January 2002;19:48-49
Activated charcoal reduces the gastric absorption of iron compounds
Steve Jones  Baha Ali
Emerg Med J January 2002;19:49
Antibiotics after puncture wounds to the foot
Magnus Harrison  Martin Thomas
Emerg Med J January 2002;19:49
Aspiration of acute traumatic knee haemarthrosis
Paul Wallman  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J January 2002;19:50
Phenytoin or paraldehyde as the second drug for convulsions in children
Will Townend  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J January 2002;19:50
Preterm babies with PPHN may not benefit from nitric oxide.
Dr Richard Nicholl  Northwick Park Journal Club
Arch Dis Child January 2002;86:59-60
Partial plasma exchange transfusion in polycythaemic neonates
Tammy Rothenberg  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child January 2002;86:60-62
Phenytoin in traumatic brain injury
Elizabeth Hunt  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child January 2002;86:62-63

2001

November

Negative urinalysis to exclude urinary tract infection in children
Bruce Martin  Angaj Ghosh
Emerg Med J November 2001;18:462-463
Intramuscular piroxicam is better than Intramuscular diclofenac for renal colic
Russell Boyd  Polly Terry
Emerg Med J November 2001;18:463
Oral (fast dissolving) piroxicam versus IM diclofenac for renal colic
Russell Boyd  Polly Terry
Emerg Med J November 2001;18:463-464
NIPPV for acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema
Rupert Jackson  Steve Jones
Emerg Med J November 2001;18:464-465
Steroids in the management of near-drowning
Bernard A Foex  Russell Boyd
Emerg Med J November 2001;18:465-466
Belching as a recognised symptom of myocardial ischaemia
Jason Smith  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J November 2001;18:466-467
Skull fracture and intra-cranial injury in children
Andrew Munro  Ian Maconochie
Emerg Med J November 2001;18:467-468
Indication for brain CT in children with mild head injury update 2008
Andrew Munro  Ian Maconochie
Emerg Med J November 2001;18:467-470
Are the Ottawa ankle rules helpful in ruling out the need for x-ray examination in children?
A Myers, K Canty and T Nelson  Fiona Saunders
Emerg Med J November 2001;18:467
Is silver nitrate the best agent for management of umbilical granulomas?
Justin Daniels  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child November 2001;85:432
Should tympanic temperature measurement be trusted?
Anna Riddell and Walter Eppich  Bob Phillips
Arch Dis Child November 2001;85:433-434

September

Gum elastic bougies in difficult intubation
Simon Carley  John Butler
Emerg Med J September 2001;18:376-377
BURP and laryngoscopy
Simon Carley  Rupert Jackson
Emerg Med J September 2001;18:377
Local anaesthetic infiltration reduces the pain of arterial blood sampling
Damian Bates  Peter Cutting
Emerg Med J September 2001;18:378
Use of propofol for sedation in the emergency department
Rupert Jackson.  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J September 2001;18:378-379
Spinal boards or vacuum mattresses for immobilisation
Muhammad Ahmad  John Butler
Emerg Med J September 2001;18:379-380
Cervical collars and intracranial pressure
Muhammad Ahmad  John Butler
Emerg Med J September 2001;18:380-381
Are routine chest x-rays helpful in the management of febrile neutropenia?
Clare Collins, Matthew Fenton and Bob Phillips  -
Arch Dis Child September 2001;85:253
Does dexamethasone improve blood pressure in hypotensive ill neonates?
Richard Nicholl  
Arch Dis Child September 2001;85:253-254
Does nebulised adrenaline reduce admission rate in bronchiolitis?
Maud Meates  -
Arch Dis Child September 2001;85:254-255

July

Does a normal CT scan rule out a subarachnoid hemorrhage
Simon Carley  Paul Wallman
Emerg Med J July 2001;0:0-0
Oral or intravenous beta-blockers in acute myocardial infarction
Steve Jones  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J July 2001;18:270-270
Nasal diamorphine in children
Mark Davies  Ian Crawford
Emerg Med J July 2001;18:271
Mydriatics in corneal abrasion
Fiona Carley  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J July 2001;18:273
Midazolam does not reduce emergence phenomena in children undergoing ketamine sedation.
Simon Carley  Bruce Martin
Emerg Med J July 2001;18:273-274
The prehospital use of pneumatic anti-shock garments
Ian Crawford  Angaj Ghosh
Emerg Med J July 2001;18:274-275
Cervical collars in patients requiring spinal immobilization
John Butler  Damien Bates
Emerg Med J July 2001;18:275

May

Ultrasound does not rule out injury in paediatric blunt abdominal trauma
Ross Murphy  Angaj Ghosh
Emerg Med J May 2001;18:208-209
EMLA or amethocaine (tetracaine) for topical analgesia in children
Russel Boyd  Michelle Jacobs
Emerg Med J May 2001;18:209-210
Cautery or cream for epistaxis in children
Angaj Ghosh  Rupert Jackson
Emerg Med J May 2001;18:210
Abdominal ultrasound in the diagnosis of childhood appendicitis
Rob Williams  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J May 2001;18:211
Standard bone marrow aspiration needles (Jamshidi) are easier and quicker to place than specifically designed IO infusion needles (Cook).
Simon Carley  Russel Boyd
Emerg Med J May 2001;18:211
ESR in childhood septic arthritis
Russel Boyd  Bruce Martin
Emerg Med J May 2001;18:212-213

March

Lorazepam is better than diazepam for generalised convulsions in adults
John Butler  Mark Lewis
Emerg Med J March 2001;18:116-117
Capillary blood gases are comparable to arterial gases in COPD
Ross Murphy  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J March 2001;18:117
No difference was shown between nebulized epinephrine and nebulized budesonide in moderately severe croup.
Angaj Ghosh  Rosemary Morton
Emerg Med J March 2001;18:119
Prophylactic magnesium is not indicated in myocardial infarction
Mark Davies  Angai Ghosh
Emerg Med J March 2001;18:119-120
SimpliRed and diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis
Steve Jones  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J March 2001;18:120-122
Monophasic versus Biphasic defibrillation
Russell Boyd  Angaj Ghosh
Emerg Med J March 2001;18:122-123
Antibiotics for otitis media
Angaj Ghosh  Rupert Jackson
Emerg Med J March 2001;18:123

January

Nitrates as first line treatment for acute left ventricular failure
Annette Johnson  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J January 2001;18:59-60
Bypass is better than external rewarming after hypothermic cardiac arrest
Claudia Webster-Smith  Angaj Ghosh
Emerg Med J January 2001;18:60-61
The first ECG has a low sensitivity for myocardial infarction in patients with chest pain
Doug Speake  Polly Terry
Emerg Med J January 2001;18:61-62
Intravenous adenosine can be used in asthmatics
Polly Terry  Gail Lumsden
Emerg Med J January 2001;18:61
Aspirin administration should be administered as quickly as practicable in acute myocardial infarction
Polly Terry  Mark Davies
Emerg Med J January 2001;18:62-63
CPAP in acute left ventricular failure
Rupert Jackson  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J January 2001;18:63-64

2000

November

Vomiting is not an accurate discriminator for serious head injury in children
Jim Barnard  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J November 2000;17:400-402
Low molecular weight heparin is the treatment of choice for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Beverley Lane  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J November 2000;17:402-403
Outpatient treatment for patients with uncomplicated above knee deep vein thrombosis
Beverley Lane  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J November 2000;17:403-404
SimpliRed D-dimer does not rule out suspected pulmonary embolus
Magnus Harrison  Steve Jones
Emerg Med J November 2000;17:404-405
Elastic Compression Stockings and the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) in patients with symptomatic proximal vein thrombosis
Beverly Lane  Steve Jones
Emerg Med J November 2000;17:405-406
Prior injection of local anaesthetic and the pain and success of intravenous cannulation
Ross Murphy  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J November 2000;17:406-408

September

The McCoy laryngoscope in suspected cervical spine fracture
Simon Carley  John Butler
Emerg Med J September 2000;17:364-365
White cell count and appendicitis in pregnancy
Rob Williams  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J September 2000;17:365
Early acyclovir reduces the duration of acute therapy zoster infection
Polly Terry  Susan Buttress
Emerg Med J September 2000;17:366
Urinary Trypsinogen to rule out acute pancreatitis in patients with abdominal pain
John Butler  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J September 2000;17:366-367

July

Hand held metal detectors are sensitive enough to rule out oesophageal coins
Sue Maurice  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J July 2000;17:282-283
Regional anaesthesia worked well for children with femoral shaft fractures
Rob Williams  Paul Wallman
Emerg Med J July 2000;17:283-284
Activated charcoal is indicated in paracetamol overdose
Katrina Richell-Herren  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J July 2000;17:284
Management of uncomplicated soft tissue gunshot wounds
Kevin Mackway-Jones  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J July 2000;17:284-285
Operative repair or conservative treatment for partial laceration of the extensor tendons of the hand
Martin Smith  Bruce Martin
Emerg Med J July 2000;17:285
No evidence for early manipulation of nasal fractures
Terry Gilpin  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J July 2000;17:286
Antibiotics in base of skull fractures
John Butler  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J July 2000;17:286-287
IV Glucose is better than glucagon for hypoglycaemia
Russell Boyd  Bernard Foex
Emerg Med J July 2000;17:287
Steristrips better than sutures for pre-tibial lacerations
Muhammad Ahmad  Bruce Martin
Emerg Med J July 2000;17:287-288
Digital or metacarpal block for finger injuries
Stuart McKirdy  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J July 2000;17:288

May

Antibiotics and compound finger fracture
Martin Thomas  Steve Jones
Emerg Med J May 2000;17:212-213
Troponin T does not rule out myocardial damage until 12 hours after the onset of chest pain
Katrina Richell-Herren  Sue Maurice
Emerg Med J May 2000;17:213-214
Flumazenil and suspected benzodiazepine overdose
Pranay Kumar Singh  Katrina Richell-Herren
Emerg Med J May 2000;17:214
Steroids in acute spinal cord injury
Paul Wallman  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J May 2000;17:215

March

Immobilisation of suspected scaphoid fractures
Kathryn Gow  Rob Williams
Emerg Med J March 2000;17:127-128
Analgesia and assessment of abdominal pain
Kevin Mackway-Jones  Magnus Harrison
Emerg Med J March 2000;17:128-129
Children with a history of coin ingestion should have oesophageal impaction ruled out radiologically
Vincent Choudhery  Sue Maurice
Emerg Med J March 2000;17:216-217

January

Radiological diagnosis of mandibular fracture
Piraya Begum  Steve Jones
Emerg Med J January 2000;17:46-47
Little evidence for conservative or operative management of undisplaced Bennett's fractures
Bruce Martin  Martin Smith
Emerg Med J January 2000;17:47-48
Ultrasound is better than x-ray at detecting hip effusions in the limping child
Nicola Wright  Vince Choudhery
Emerg Med J January 2000;17:48
GII/IIIB inhibitors in addition to LMWH unproven in unstable angina
Katrina Richell-Herren  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J January 2000;17:49

1999

November

Nebulised ipratropium bromide is not indicated in bronchiolitis.
Martin Smith  Mohammed Al Zarad
Emerg Med J November 1999;16:443-444
The gag reflex is a poor discriminator for the need for intubation
Kevin Mackway-Jones  Chris Moulton
Emerg Med J November 1999;16:444-445
Steroids only indicated for Bell's palsy with complete paralysis
Joel Desmond  Paul Wallman
Emerg Med J November 1999;16:445
Glue is better than sutures for facial lacerations in children
Simon Carley  Mohammed Al Zarad
Emerg Med J November 1999;16:446-447

September

Lateral neck x-rays are not indicated in the emergency department management of suspected fish bone impaction.
Lesley Bethune  Rob Williams
Emerg Med J September 1999;16:362-363
Neck sprains should be mobilised early
Katrina Richell-Herren (research fellow) updated by Simon Carley (consultant in emergency Medicine, Feb 2005)  Rosemary Morton
Emerg Med J September 1999;16:363
Topical mupirocin seems the treatment of choice in systemically well children with impetigo
Jane McVicar  Vince Choudhery
Emerg Med J September 1999;16:364-365
Conservative treatment is better than surgical management for first patellar dislocation
Martin Thomas  Paul Wallman
Emerg Med J September 1999;16:365
Cricket pad splint is better than plaster cylinder for first patellar dislocation
Martin Thomas  Paul Wallman
Emerg Med J September 1999;16:366

July

Needle aspiration better than chest drain for spontaneous pneumothorax
Ashes Mukerjee  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J July 1999;16:280-281
Oral steroids are as effective as intravenous steroids in acute severe asthma
Martin Smith  Terry Gilpin
Emerg Med J July 1999;16:281
The role of therapeutic needle aspiration in radial head fractures
Simon Carley  Rob Birkenshaw
Emerg Med J July 1999;16:282
Diagnostic needle aspiration in olecranon bursitis may be indicated to define the underlying cause.
Vince Choudaray  Katrina Herren
Emerg Med J July 1999;16:282-283

May

Operative repair is best for an acutely ruptured achilles tendon
Terry Gilpin  Steve Southworth
Emerg Med J May 1999;16:215-216
Support bandaging is best for avulsion fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal
Bruce Martin  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J May 1999;16:216
Early MRI in acute knee haemarthrosis not supported by published evidence
Ashes Mukerjee  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J May 1999;16:216-217
Lateral ligament ankle sprains should be mobilised early
Gordon Higgins  Bruce Martin
Emerg Med J May 1999;16:217-218

March

Eye patches are not indicated for simple corneal abrasions
Kevin Mackway-Jones  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J March 1999;16:136-137
Ibuprofen is probably better than Paracetamol in reducing fever in children
Claire Ives  Claire Ives
Emerg Med J March 1999;16:137-139
In patients with dysrhythmias following tricyclic overdose patients treatment should include alkalinisation to a pH of 7.55
Kevin Mackway-Jones  Martin Thomas
Emerg Med J March 1999;16:139-140
No evidence for either Collar and cuff or sling after fracture of the clavicle
Simon Carley  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J March 1999;16:140
No evidence for either curettage or silver nitrate for pyogenic granulomas on the hand
Wendy Dollery  Vince Choudrey
Emerg Med J March 1999;16:140-141
No evidence for collar and cuff or sling in uncomplicated shaft of humerus fractures
Katrina Herren  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J March 1999;16:141

January

Pelvic radiography is not always indicated in severe blunt trauma if the patient has no pelvic symptoms and is GCS 15
Terry Gilpin  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J January 1999;16:60-61
Little evidence for either packing or cautery in anterior epistaxis
Kevin Mackway-Jones  Rosemary Morton
Emerg Med J January 1999;16:61-62
Topical non-steriodals reduce pain in corneal abrasions
Mohammed Ziaei & Simon Carely  Bruce Martin
Emerg Med J January 1999;16:62-63
Tap water is an adequate cleansant for minor wounds
Sandy Thompson  Fiona Lecky
Emerg Med J January 1999;16:63-64

1998

November

Antibiotics are indicated following dog bites
Sue Maurice  Katrina Herren
Emerg Med J November 1998;15:382
First anterior shoulder dislocations should be immobilised for at least 3 weeks
Wendy Dollery  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J November 1998;15:382-383

September

Steroids in lateral epicondylitis.
Simon Carley  Kevin Mackway-Jones
Emerg Med J September 1998;15:353-354
Management of fractures of the neck of the fifth metacarpal
Kevin Mackway-Jones  Simon Carley
Emerg Med J September 1998;15:354

July

Admission not needed for uncomplicated sternal fractures
Andy Jones  Wendy Dollery
Emerg Med J July 1998;15:227-228
Cardiac monitoring not needed in household electrical injury if the patient is asymptomatic and has a normal ECG
Wendy Dollery  Katrina Herren
Emerg Med J July 1998;15:228
No difference between oral and nebulised steroids in croup
Sue Maurice  Terry Gilpin
Emerg Med J July 1998;15:229
IVRA (Biers block) is better than haematoma block for manipulating Colles' fractures
Simon Carley  Lesley Bethune
Emerg Med J July 1998;15:229-230