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Journal Scan, Page 2

Keep up to date with the latest literature. Have a look at a summary of which articles have been reviewed.

Can we still condone the Endone?

There has been growing discussion recently about the increasing prescribing of opioid analgesia and the adverse events, diversion to non-medical use and …

Sepsis 3.0 and the Quick SOFA

Just when you thought you knew how to recognise sepsis, memorised the SIRS criteria (despite recognised shortcomings) and practice aggressive early management …

Do IV fluids help migraine headache?

Headaches constitute a significant number of ED presentations, and in a large number, these are managed as “migraine” in nature, through consideration …

TiTrATE your approach to vertigo

Neurology Clinics ran an issue dedicated to the assessment of acute vertigo. Out of this issue (don’t you read them all avidly?) …

The most common overdose

Published recently in the MJA was an update on the management guidelines for paracetamol overdose. Given this is the most common overdose …

AVOID: Excessive oxygen in MI

Excessive O2 in MI can cause harm The routine use of supplemental oxygen in MI is of no benefit and may actually be of …