We hold a journal club every few weeks at RPA ICU, where two of the Trainees give presentations on papers that have sparked their interest. Below are the articles and presentations, in case you missed JC, and so that we don’t repeat ourselves!
Umesh enlightened us on a drug which is refusing to die (despite the manufacturer taking it off the market) – Activated Protein C aka drotrecogin alfa. This sparked some lively debate in Journal Club led by an excitable Michael O’Leary..
Zoe B on the trial which cast some doubt on the utility of the intra-aortic balloon pump in MI with cardiogenic shock – IABP-SHOCK II. Again there was lively debate which largely deflated the trial.
Chathuri D on the Enteric Study. Easy tiger.
Nudy’s take on the 6S Study…
Zoe told us about the new Berlin definition of ARDS
David discussed the NEJM nighttime Intensivist paper and a NZ study of Registrar sleep (heaven forbid!)
Chathuri told us about Adrenaline vs placebo in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Umesh talked about pre-op anaemia and non-cardiac surgery
Rachel discussed an RCT which showed that haloperidol can prevent delirium