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The analgesic effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) in chronic low back pain is minimal

SOURCE Wendy TM Enthoven et al. (2016) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for chronic low back pain, Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2016 10;2:CD01208. CONTEXT Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) are commonly used as a second-line therapy after paracetamol in chronic low back pain. CLINICAL QUESTION What is the analgesic effect of NSAIDs in common chronic low back pain? BOTTOM LINE Six studies showed a significantly ...

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Corticosteroids significantly reduced sequelae in patients with Bell’s palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis)

SOURCE Madhok VB, Gagyor I, Daly F and al (2016) Corticosteroids for bell’s palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis). Cochrane Database Syst Rev:CD001942. CONTEXT Bell’s palsy is a relatively common condition in emergency department (incidence of 25/100 000/year). This pathology, though not engaging vital prognosis, has a potential serious social impact. The corticosteroids’ treatment for Bell’s palsy use to be highly controversial. ...

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Evaluation des pratiques professionnelles suite à l’actualisation du protocole de prise en charge des syndromes coronariens avec sus-décalage du segment ST adapté à un département rural

OBERLIN M, DELORME L, VUILLERMOZ F, FOLLY-ADJON J, DEBREUX TH, CHARPENTIER S. Professional practices evaluation after the update of ST- elevation myocardial infarction protocol suitable to a rural department. Med Emergency, MJEM 2018; 26:14-8.  DOI 10.26738/MJEM.2017/mjem26.2018/MO.OAF.011117Mots clés : évaluation des pratiques professionnelles, syndrome coronarien avec sus décalage du segment ST, Service d’aide médicale urgente Key words: emergency department, professional practices ...

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Utility of PoCUS in diagnosis of aortic dissection – Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) saves lives; a case report

POURYAHYA P, MEYER A MCR, LEE HM. Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) saves lives; a case report. Utility of PoCUS in diagnosis of aortic dissection. Med Emergency, MJEM 2018; 26:32-5. DOI 10.26738/MJEM.2017/mjem26.2018/PP.CRE.270917 Key words: aortic dissection, emergency department, PoCUS, point of care ultrasound  Full article 

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Un syndrome douloureux lombo-abdominal atypique

BEROUD S, DOUPLAT M, REYNAUD Q, LEGA JC. Atypical abdominal and lumbar pain syndrome. Med Emergency, MJEM 2018; 26:44-6. DOI 10.26738/MJEM.2017/mjem26.2018/SB.CRF.060917Mots clés : colique néphrétique, douleur abdominale, embolie pulmonaire, lithiase urinaire Key words: abdominal pain, pulmonary embolism, renal colic, urolithiasis Full article 

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome with hyperlactatemia: A case report

HAMELIN PL, RENARD A, MICHOUD G, DEFUENTES G, AGOUSTY M, BRUYANT AC. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome with hyperlactatemia: A case report. Med Emergency, MJEM 2018; 26:36-8. DOI 10.26738/MJEM.2017/mjem26.2018/PLH.CRE.041017 Key words: cannabis, emergency department, hyperemesis syndrome, hyperlactatemia.  Full article 

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Envenimation. Prise en charge d’une morsure de vipère au retour du Mali

BOUTROIS A, BELLIER S, ALETTI M, MICHEL X, LEFORT H. Envenomation. Management of viper bite in Mali. Med Emergency, MJEM 2018; 26:39-43. DOI 10.26738/MJEM.2017/mjem26.2018/AB.CRF.070617Mots-clés : antibiothérapie, anti-poison, envenimation, Mali, sérothérapie anti-venimeuse Key words: antibiotherapy, anti-venomous sero-therapy, Mali, poison control Full article 

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Influential factors on urban and rural response times for emergency ambulances in Qatar

WILSON P, ALINIER G, REIMANN T, MORRIS B. Influential factors on urban and rural response times for emergency ambulances in Qatar. Med Emergency, MJEM 2018; 26:8-13. DOI 10.26738/MJEM.2017/mjem26.2018/GA.OAE.070617 Key words: ambulance response times, communication technology, rural, urban Full article 

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Successful extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use in acute respiratory distress syndrome after freshwater drowning

NGUYEN TV, CHECINSKI A, ROLLIN N, LEFORT H, TAZAROURTE K. Successful extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use in acute respiratory distress syndrome after freshwater drowning. Med Emergency, MJEM 2018; 26:29-31. DOI 10.26738/MJEM.2017/mjem26.2018/HL.CRE.150517 Key words: acute respiratory distress syndrome, drowning, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, mobile unit of cardiac assistance, out of hospital  Full article 

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Heat exhaustion in the emergency department: should not be confused with other forms of heat related illness

ALKAHLOUT B, SHARIFF M, SHAIKH M, JACOB NA, HASHIM TH. Heat exhaustion in the emergency department: should not be confused with other forms of heat related illness Med Emergency, MJEM 2018; 26:4-7. DOI 10.26738/MJEM.2017/mjem26.2018/BA.OAE.210217 Key words: emergency medicine, heat exhaustion, humidity Full article 

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