Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

We always work hard, but we may not have time to read through a bunch of journals. It’s time to learn smarter.
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#1: Grandma Broke Her Neck? Prevalence of C-Spine Injuries from Ground Level Fall Over 65 Years

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This systematic review found that the prevalence of cervical spine injuries in patients 65 years or older after a ground level or low-level fall was between 3.8-4.1%.

Cervical spine injuries in adults ≥ 65 years after low-level falls – A systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Emerg Med. 2023 May;67:144-155. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2023.02.008. Epub 2023 Feb 10.

#2: Traction Technique for Manual Detorsion

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Pulling traction on a testicle with torsion is proposed by these authors to help relieve pressure, identify direction of torsion, and to make manual detorsion easier to perform. See figure below for technique.

The torsed testicle traction technique and 2 case reports. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2023 May 1;39(5):364-367.

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Prophylactic treatment of patients with severe alcohol-related hepatitis with amoxicillin-clavulanate did not reduce all-cause mortality when compared to placebo.

Effect of Prophylactic Antibiotics on Mortality in Severe Alcohol-Related Hepatitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.JAMA. 2023 May 9;329(18):1558-1566. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.4902.


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