EM Journal Club

The first Journal Club of the 2017-2018 academic year was hosted by Dr. Christopher Doty. Residents, faculty, and medical students discussed the following topics and articles; the use of IV lidocaine in the treatment of renal colic, upright patient positioning for ED intubations, and nitroglycerin bolus vs drip of acute hypertensive heart failure.

Articles reviewed and discussed:


  1. Soleimanpour, H., et al. (2012). “Effectiveness of intravenous lidocaine versus intravenous morphine for patients with renal colic in the emergency department.” BMC Urol 12: 13.
  2. Turner, J. S., et al. (2017). “Feasibility of upright patient positioning and intubation success rates At two academic EDs.” Am J Emerg Med 35(7): 986-992.
  3. Wilson SS, Kwiatkowski GM, Millis SR, Purakal JD, Mahajan AP, Levy PD. “Use of nitroglycerin by bolus prevents intensive care unit admission in patients with acutehypertensive heart failure. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jan;35(1):126-131. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.10.038. Epub 2016 Oct 18.





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