Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up
- Sep 30th, 2023
- Clay Smith
This randomized controlled trial demonstrated a clinically significant difference in blood pressure measurements when inappropriately sized BP cuffs were used on patients.
Effects of Cuff Size on the Accuracy of Blood Pressure Readings: The Cuff(SZ) Randomized Crossover Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 Aug 7;e233264. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.3264. Online ahead of print.
While it doesn’t have great specificity, the sensitivity of ultrasound makes it a viable first step in making the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess.
Test characteristics of ultrasound for the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2023 Aug;30(8):859-869. doi: 10.1111/acem.14660. Epub 2023 Jan 30.