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CJEM Visual Abstract: IV Prostaglandin to Reduce Digital Amputations in Frostbite

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In this issue, we collaborated with the CJEM team to create a visual abstract on the article “Effectiveness of intravenous prostaglandin to reduce digital amputations from frostbite: an observational study”.​1​ When we are dealing with frostbite in the ED, traditionally, management is focused on re-warming (of both an extremity, or simply the entire patient!). Depending on severity and patient characteristics, the question is whether or not amputation is required to debride necrotic tissues …

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CJEM Visual Abstract: The cost of In- vs Out-patient antibiotic therapy

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In this issue, we collaborated with the CJEM team to create a visual abstract on the article “Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) and inpatient treatment strategies for emergency department patients with cellulitis: a cost analysis”.​1​ Skin and soft tissue infections in the ED almost always equals antibiotic prescription. Depending on severity and patient characteristics, the question is whether oral or intravenous (IV) administration is required, and patients receiving IV antibiotics for these infections …

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CJEM Visual Abstract: Evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care ultrasound for cholelithiasis and cholecystitis in a Canadian emergency department

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In this issue, we collaborated with the CJEM team to create a visual abstract on the article ‘Evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care ultrasound for cholelithiasis”.​1​ Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis are conditions that are frequently encountered in the emergency department. The gold standard in their diagnosis is via comprehensive ultrasound by radiology. However, there are many barriers to quickly obtaining this diagnostic imaging. In this study, Sharif et al. sought to evaluate the diagnostic …