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.
Originally published at JournalFeed, a site that provides daily or weekly literature updates.
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#1: How to Treat Infected Kidney Stones

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All patients with infected ureteral stones necessitate a urine culture, antibiotics, and urology consultation in the ED, with the majority requiring admission for surgical intervention. Very few, in consultation with urology, who have small, non-obstructing stones and are otherwise young healthy individuals can be discharged with oral antibiotics and close follow up.

High risk and low prevalence diseases: Infected urolithiasis. Am J Emerg Med. 2024 Jan;75:137-142. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2023.10.049. Epub 2023 Nov 3.

#2: Should We Use Whole Blood for Trauma Patients?

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Trauma patients who were resuscitated with whole blood compared to component therapy had improved 24-hour mortality and a decrease in the total amount of blood products needed for resuscitation.

Doing more with less: low-titer group O whole blood resulted in less total transfusions and an independent association with survival in adults with severe traumatic hemorrhage. J Thromb Haemost. 2024 Jan;22(1):140-151. doi: 10.1016/j.jtha.2023.09.025. Epub 2023 Oct 4.

#3: New AI-Powered OMI Detector

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An artificial intelligence (AI) ECG model outperformed standard STEMI criteria in identifying occlusion myocardial infarction (OMI) confirmed by coronary angiography.

International evaluation of an artificial intelligence–powered electrocardiogram model detecting acute coronary occlusion myocardial infarction, European Heart Journal – Digital Health, 2023.


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