Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up
- Oct 1st, 2022
- Clay Smith
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.
Empiric antibiotic therapy – without aspiration – is a reasonable approach for the management of suspected prepatellar septic bursitis in non-toxic patients with close outpatient follow up.
Efficacy of empiric antibiotic therapy without aspiration for septic prepatellar bursitis in emergency department patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Aug;29(8):1027-1032. doi: 10.1111/acem.14499. Epub 2022 Apr 25.
Removing the “hemoptysis” item from PERC, YEARS, and PEGeD clinical decision tools (CDTs) did not significantly increase diagnostic failure in a cohort of patients at low risk for acute pulmonary embolism (PE).
Evaluation of the “hemoptysis” item in clinical decision rules for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Jul 30. doi: 10.1111/acem.14574.