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The effects of temperature, age and sex on presentations of renal colic in Melbourne, Australia
TLDR
The incidence of renal colic in the temperate environment of Melbourne, Australia, increases with sustained increases in ambient temperature and is unaffected by age or sex. Expand
Development of a productive research culture in emergency medicine: Report of the outcomes of a research forum
TLDR
In recent years, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine has increasingly focused on the need for high‐quality research in emergency medicine, and the establishment of the ACEM Foundation was one important initiative. Expand
Clinical research priorities in emergency medicine
To determine the clinical research priorities of Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) in order to inform the strategic research agenda specific to multicentre clinicalExpand
Emergency department abdominal x-rays have a poor diagnostic yield and their usefulness is questionable
TLDR
The yield for clinically useful information from the AXR is low and this investigation may be overused, especially in cases where the diagnosis is clear. Expand
Thunderstorm asthma: revealing a hidden at‐risk population
TLDR
The prevalence of individuals with milder, non‐emergent symptoms and who may be at risk of more serious episodes in the future has not previously been explored. Expand
Pre-procedural fasting for sedation: do we need to do it?
TLDR
The review by Thorpe and Benger1 in this issue is timely in its attempt to evaluate the available evidence for any association between pre-procedural fasting and the risk of pulmonary aspiration during ED procedural sedation. Expand
Rethinking consent processes for research in emergency departments
TLDR
It is argued that there need be no conflict between the imperatives of patient wellbeing and clinical research and apparent conflicts between treatment and research could be reduced through creative recruitment techniques. Expand
Factors associated with failure to successfully complete a procedure during emergency
TLDR
Increased body weight and specific procedures, such as hip reduction, are associated with signifi- cantly higher failure rates and special consideration should be given to these patient groups before undertaking sedation in the ED. Expand
Thunderstorm Asthma in Australia – characteristics of a silent cohort
TLDR
This study provides evidence for a silent large cohort who developed symptoms during the 2016 Melbourne Thunderstorm Asthma event, although past diagnosis of asthma or asthma symptoms, non-white background, and airborne allergy history were more likely in those with symptoms. Expand
Free Fluid Accumulation following Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Potential for Expansion of the Fast Protocol
TLDR
Free fluid collects commonly in the area of the right iliac fossa following blunt abdominal trauma, and the inclusion of this site in the FAST protocol may increase the ultrasonographic detection of free fluid in the acute trauma setting. Expand